Shoreline Management in Northern Virginia

Since 2008, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) has been engaged in a series of projects, studies, and efforts related to helping the region adapt to more frequent flooding, rising sea levels and other projected impacts of climate change. These efforts have been funded in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program (VCZMP) which resulted in three Sustainable Shorelines and Community Management reports that document the projected impacts of sea level rise on tidal shorelines in the Northern Virginia region as well as analyze potential adaptation strategies that could be implemented to reduce the regions vulnerability to future sea level rise. These reports have laid the foundation for NVRC to continue working to provide technical assistance to local governments working to build coastal resiliency.