This section of the report consists of case studies of coastal flood risk management practices in Wisconsin, Florida, New York, and Washington, analyzing policies and programs across the following nine dimensions:

  1. State Coastal Management Programs
  2. Shoreline regulations
  3. Floodplain management
  4. Wetland management
  5. Building codes
  6. Community planning
  7. Stormwater and runoff management
  8. Erosion management
  9. Climate adaptation initiatives

The following elements of policy goals/management principles are also described for each state:

  1. State Management Capacity
  2. Alternatives to Structural Mitigation
  3. Long-term Planning
  4. Balance of Mitigation and Disaster Recovery
  5. Holistic Management Approach

View the State Coastal Flood Risk Management Case Studies: