Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and ASFPM Foundation.

Partner: Coastal States Organization.

With funding from NOAA and the ASPM Foundation, ASFPM is partnering with the Coastal States Organization to integrate and update guides to help coastal communities, including ASFPM’s Coastal No Adverse Impact Handbook (2007) and the Foundation’s Holistic Coasts report (2013), and align them with the forward-looking vision provided in the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

The fellow has conducted a review and synthesis of federal policies tied to coastal flood risk, composed case studies of coastal flood-risk management in Wisconsin, Florida, New York and Washington, and is now building on these previous analyses to provide guidelines for the development of a holistic approach to coastal zone management.