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Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report

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In September 2013, the Governor signed Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions. The Executive Order directed Delaware state government agencies to address both the c …

Avoiding and Minimizing Risk of Flood Damage to State Assets: A Guide for Delaware State Agencies

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An easy-to-use guide that will help state agencies evaluate and avoid both existing flood risk and future risks posed by climate change during the planning and design of public building and infrastructure projects. Changes in sea levels, temperatures, …

UNNATURAL COASTAL FLOODS: Sea level rise and the human fingerprint on U.S. floods since 1950

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Human-caused climate change is contributing to global sea level rise and consequently aggravating coastal floods. This analysis removes the assessed human-caused component in global sea level from hourly water level records since 1950 at 27 U.S. tide g …

Green Infrastructure Primer

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The Green Infrastructure Primer provides an introduction to green infrastructure projects and their benefits, as well as information on selecting, building, and maintaining them. It provides an overview of the benefits of green infrastructure and an in …

North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study Report

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The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study is based on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affecte …

Climate Framework for Delaware

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Delaware’s Cabinet Committee on Climate and Resiliency was set up in 2013 to guide state agencies through the process of implementing and carrying out Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunitie …

Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flood Frequency Changes around the United States

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) water level (tide) gauges have been measuring water levels around the U.S. for over a century, providing clear evidence of sea level rise relative to land (SLRrel) around most of the continenta …

Natural Hazard and Climate Change Adaptation Tool Kit for Delaware Communities

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Delaware communities are susceptible to a variety of natural hazards. Additionally, communities face an increasing degree of uncertainty related to the impacts that future climatic conditions may have on their areas. This toolkit is designed to guide c …

Delaware Residents Opinions on Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise, 2014 Survey

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Recognizing the need to understand the public’s attitudes about climate change, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s (DNREC) Delaware Coastal Programs contracted with Responsive Management, Inc., in 2009, to conduct …

Delaware Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

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This document will be used by the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee and other stakeholders to guide development of sea level rise adaptation strategies.