Climate Change Adaptation - Georgia Planning Association

October 10, 2013
Jennifer Kline
Georgia Coastal Management Program, funded through the federal
Coastal Zone Management Act and administered through NOAA,
works within the eleven coastal counties to provide technical
assistance, funding and support
Objectives of Coastal Hazards Program:
 Understand the needs of local governments, local EMA’s and
other state agencies.
 Facilitate Georgia Coastal Hazards Stakeholder Group
 Provide Coastal Hazards training and technical assistance
 Act as liaison between federal and state agencies to local
 Promote research projects that foster the transfer of science to
management of Coastal Hazards.
 Assist in Coastal Incentive Grant applications that tie into the
Disaster Resilient Communities theme.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Georgia Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan
Governor signed Executive Order January 14, 2013
• Combine state hazard and threat
assessment with coastal vulnerability
• Develop state-wide framework to include
Economic Development, Health and
Social services, Community Development
Planning and Housing, Infrastructure
Systems, Natural and Cultural
• Pilot the framework in one urban oceanfacing community and in one rural inland
• Conduct education and outreach
• Implement state-wide.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Considerations for Local Governments
• Include Sea Level Rise in Local Hazard Mitigation Plans
• Include Sea Level Rise in Local Comprehensive Plans
• Future Land Use Planning
• Zoning
• Include in Capital Improvement Plans
•Create a stand alone Long-Term Hazards Plan
Objective 1. Assure that new development will not compromise natural
protection of current development or be threatened by sea level rise.
Strategy a. Consider sea-level rise using the most current, scientifically
sound, existing and new data and analysis in approving new residential or
commercial development.
Strategy b. Consider the 500 year Flood Plain in approving new
residential development.
Strategy c. Consider a stormwater utility to discourage construction of
impervious surface and encourage removal of unnecessary impervious
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
GCMP’s Coastal Incentive Grant Program
~ 1 million dollars each year to local governments in
GA 11 coastal counties, research institutions and
other state agencies other than DNR.
• Garden City: (Plan for a) Disaster Resilient Community
• Effects of Sea Level Rise & Increased Frequency of Storms
and Salt Water Intrusion on GA estuaries: UGA
• Bryan Co. GIS database Development for Sustainability and
Resiliency Planning
• Brantley Co. Disaster Preparedness Plan (highlighting fire
risk to the natural and human built environment)
• Assessment & Application of the Social Vulnerability Index
for Coastal Hazards Planning of Glynn Co.
• Coastal Hazards Portal and Education and Outreach:
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Georgia Coastal Hazards Portal
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
Other Resources
Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance
Southeast and Caribbean Climate
Community of Practice
Ga DNR Coastal Resources Division
Jennifer Kline
[email protected]
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Coastal Resources Division
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