Climate CHange, EO 13690, and their impacts on Alaskan community planning
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. AKST
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Proper community floodplain planning and regulations are intended to protect the public’s safety and welfare. In addition, planning can protect previous community infrastructure investments and ensure that any new investments will follow the principles of sustainability and resiliency. Executive Order 13690 is intended to protect the public and infrastructure investments by accounting for climate change and its long term effects on riverine and coastal floodplains. Local Alaskan communities have to adapt to these evolving environmental and regulatory conditions, ultimately shifting the paradigm on how they plan and protect their communities against natural disasters.