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Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use


This Tool Kit provides local and state governments and their citizens with practical knowledge to help adapt to sea-level rise in a prudent and balanced manner. After laying out the problem in clear terms, based on current scientific consensus, the Tool Kit offers a menu of generally used legal devices that can reduce future harms. A strong theme of the Tool Kit is that local governments have significant legal authority and tools now to plan for future changes. It also recognizes that not all tools are available in or suitable for all communities, and so anticipates and supports choice of approaches by each local and state government. It seeks to empower, not direct or judge.

Primary Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Climate, Environmental Health, Land Use, Natural Disaster


Institutional Author:

Georgetown Climate Center





Five most recent user comments

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Sandy Van Sant
practical tool for those working in coastal areas, albeit quite long. The contained information is valuable.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Great Tool
By Anonymous
I don't live in a coastal area, but it seems like this tool has some great information for those that do. 

The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.