Resiliency Planning

Northern Virginia Resiliency Planning Work Group

Empirical evidence regularly points to communities in Northern Virginia being vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather.  This is especially the case of low-lying coastal localities such as Old Town Alexandria, and parts of Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties which are vulnerable to  damaging storm-surge events, rising sea levels, longer heat waves, heavy precipitation events, flash flooding,  and other extremes. flood 

To respond to these extreme events, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), with support from the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, will coordinated an interdisciplinary collaborative workgroup comprising technical and policy experts from across the region to guide development of several reports and workshops that will build capacity of the region to: 1) Identify and assess the effects of extreme weather events on the natural and built environment of the Northern Virginia coastal zone;  2) Identify appropriate policy frameworks to respond to climate change planning and adaptation; 3) Determine how to integrate  climate  change  considerations  into local plans and policies; 4) Identify methods to and techniques to manage  associated risks; and, 5) Collaborate with multiple stakeholders on  developing a response for the region. 

2020 Resiliency Webinar Series

NVRC has organized a series of webinars to share the work of climate resiliency experts and entrepreneurs and best practices projects touching on environmental, economic and social sustainability. Each webinar will be approximately 90 minutes, profile the work of the resiliency expert and include interactive dialogue among the participants.

The first three webinars have been scheduled.

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Outcomes: Reports and Tools

Resilient Critical Infrastructure: A Roadmap for Northern Virginia 

Utilizing Regional Collaboration to Build Community Resilience in Northern Virginia

Critical Infrastructure Qualitative Risk Analysis Desktop Exercise

Monitoring Protocol for Living Shorelines

Projected Impact of Sea Level Rise on Property Tax