Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards

Course Description

This course prepares coastal planners and managers for planning and implementing green or natural infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards in their communities.

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1: The Basics

  • A 45-minute, self-guided online module covers foundational concepts prior to attending the in-person event.

Part 2: Developing a Strategy

  • An in-person, one-day event allows participants to interact with their peers and local experts to develop a green infrastructure strategy.

You will learn how to

  • Describe how green or natural infrastructure contributes to reducing the impacts of hazards and building resilience
  • Analyze considerations for choosing and planning green or natural infrastructure projects, including hazard reduction benefits, co-benefits, design, maintenance, and cost
  • Identify and assess approaches for successful implementation, including planning, funding, and engaging partners and stakeholders
  • Identify local green or natural infrastructure projects and connect with local experts who can provide additional information and guidance

Continuing Education Credits

This course offers six hours of certification maintenance credits through the American Institute of Certified Planners, as well as five core continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers through the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

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