Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum

December 21, 2018
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Commonwealth fellow helps agency comment on environmental impacts

December 14, 2018
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Summer resilience interns assist with Arcadis projects

September 15, 2017

Green Infrastructure at ODU:
Flood risk communication project

August 21, 2017

Next Steps to Resilience
Adaptation Forum Discusses Projects, Ideas

July 2, 2017

Second Annual Coastal Resilience Program:
Building unlikely connections

November 9, 2016

Amphibious Architecture in Hampton Roads?

The latest adaptation forum explored how emergent technologies, like floating foundations, can be used to solve Hampton Roads’ recurrent flooding problem.
September 20, 2016

Adaptation Forum Supplies End Users with Latest Sea Level Rise Science

July’s Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum sought to provide scientists, planners, engineers, emergency managers, and other end users with the latest science in sea level rise.
May 24, 2016

Collaboration is Key in Sea Level Rise Resiliency Planning at 12th Adaptation Forum

In May, people from different sectors gathered to discuss sea level rise resiliency planning in Hampton Roads.
March 21, 2016

Cultural Institutions Consider their Role in Sea Level Rise Awareness at 11th Adaptation Forum

The 11th sea level rise adaptation forum considered the role of cultural institutions.
November 12, 2015

Forum 10 (Oct. 30, 2015): Beyond Toolkits – Adaptation Strategies and Lessons

Experts may not have all the answers about how to prepare for flooding and sea level rise, but they know many of the right questions.
August 20, 2015

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum Helps ‘Green Infrastructure’ Team Secure $4.6M Grant

According to a recent survey of Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum attendees, 83% say they have made and followed up on new professional connections they made at the Forum.
August 13, 2015

Forum 9 (July 24, 2015): Getting the Word Out on Flooding

At the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum on July 27, experts gathered to discuss ways to communicate frequent flooding events and flooding risk to citizens of Hampton Roads.
July 7, 2015

Forum 8 (May 22, 2015): Megaproject Pros, Cons

On May 22, the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum discussed hypothetical megaprojects that could be engineered to protect Virginia’s coasts from floods and storms.
February 12, 2015

Forum 7 (Jan. 23, 2015): Right Storm Surge Model for the Job

At the 7th Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, modeling experts shared insights on the most common storm surge modeling tools used for planning and response.
October 9, 2014

Forum 6 (Sept. 19, 2014): Comparing Risk Assessment Tools for Sea Level Rise

Attendees of the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum gathered to compare risk assessment tools for flooding and sea level rise.
March 28, 2014

Forum 5 (March 28, 2014): Addressing Vulnerability Through Floodplain Management

FEMA updates to floodplain mapping, the community rating system, and changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.
October 3, 2013

Forum 4 (Oct. 2, 2013): Quantifying Risks and Moving Forward

Naval Station Norfolk's efforts to quantify risks of sea level rise and climate change and findings from the "Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia" conference.
July 24, 2013

Communicating Sea Level Rise (Forum 3: July 10, 2013)

The Adaptation Forum is a workshop for city, regional, and federal officials to share best practices for communicating the risks and realities of coastal inundation to local communities, a process that has proven challenging despite the realized destruction caused by Nor’easters and hurricanes of the last couple of years.
March 15, 2013

Coastal Analysis and Recurrent Flooding Study (Forum 2: Mar. 13, 2013)

This was a joint meeting between the Forum and the Central East Coast Chapter of the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association.
December 6, 2012
Virginia National Guard Soldiers from conduct reconnaissance patrols in support of Hurricane Sandy operations Oct. 29, 2012, in Norfolk, Va. ©Sgt. 1st Class A.J. Coyne, Virginia Guard Public Affairs

Sharing Flood and Adaptation Experiences in Hampton Roads (Forum 1: Nov. 16, 2012)

As Superstorm Sandy barreled up the East Coast at the end of October, a group of planners, administrators, engineers, emergency managers, and scientists in Hampton Roads found themselves in the strange position of postponing a meeting about flooding due to the threat of impending flooding.

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