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Accession Number PB2014-100369
Title Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawaii: A Policy Tool Kit for State and Local Governments.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 84p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The purpose of this Tool Kit is to identify and explain key land use policy tools for state and local government agencies and officials to facilitate leadership and action in support of sea-level rise adaptation in Hawaii. Across the United States and around the world, governments are developing policy tools to proactively adapt to threats from rising sea levels. For example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers now requires consideration of sea-level rise impacts to coastal and estuarine zones in all phases of its civil works programs. In addition to incorporating projected sea-level rise in land use decisionmaking, experts also recommend that governments locate coastal development where it is protected from hazards, and ensure structures are resilient to flooding and other coastal hazards exacerbated by sea-level rise.
Keywords Climate change
Coastal hazards
Coastal management
Environmental impacts
Environmental management
Estuarines
Hawaii
Local government
Sea level
Shorelines
State government


 
Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTIS Subject Category 47B - Dynamic Oceanography
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
48B - Natural Resource Management
Corporate Author Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Sea Grant Coll. Program.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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