The Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum addresses concerns, best practices and collaboration for adaptation to sea level rise in Virginia. Virginia Sea Grant, Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission plan and host quarterly meetings to bring together professionals in adaptation including local municipal government staff, scientific experts, private sector engineers, state and federal agency staff, NGOs and other stakeholders to facilitate regional coordination, information exchange and share adaptation best practices.

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Browse the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum 2012-present Collections:

December 17, 2021: Natural and Nature-Based Solutions (Part 2)

July 9, 2021: Natural and Nature-Based Solutions (Part 1)

March 19, 2021: Updates from Hampton Roads: Moving the Needle on Resilience

July 31, 2020: Site-Level Resilience Strategies

October 11, 2019: Measuring and Evaluating Resilience

July 12, 2019: Moving Forward with Coastal Adaptation

May 10, 2019: Resilient Shorelines for Multiple Benefits

February 22, 2019: Systems Approaches for Resilient Infrastructure

October 19, 2018: Resilience and Environmental Quality

July 20, 2018: Designing for Resilience

May 11, 2018: Adaptation Policy

February 23, 2018: Infrastructure Resilience

October 13, 2017: New and Updated Science and Projects

July 28, 2017: The Next Step to Resilience- Projects and Ideas

May 19, 2017: Modeling and Managing Extreme Precipitation

February 24, 2017: Engaging Residents in Resilience

September 29, 2016: Adaptive Structures and Innovative Solutions

July 29, 2016: The Latest in Sea Level Rise Science

May 6, 2016: Planning for Resilience in Hampton Roads

February 18, 2016: Cultural Institutions Reaching Out to Residents

October 30, 2015: Beyond Toolkits: Adaptation Strategies and Lessons

July 24, 2015: Communicating Frequent Flooding

May 22, 2015: Megaproject Protective Structures for Hampton Roads

January 23, 2015: Storm Surge Modeling Tools for Planning and Response

September 19, 2014: Comparing Flooding and Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment Tools

March 28, 2014: Addressing Current and Future Vulnerability through Floodplain Management

October 2, 2013: Quantifying Risks and Moving Forward

July 10, 2013: Best Practices and Communications Strategies for Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Flooding

March 13, 2013: Regional Sea Level Rise Assessment, Adaptation and Flood Mitigation Projects

November 16, 2012: Best Practices for Adapting to Sea Level Rise and Flooding