The Resilient Shorelines and Spaces (RSAS) Workgroup will work to address imminent changes and impacts to the economic and environmental value of shorelines as a result of sea level rise (SLR) and storm surge. The RSAS will work on recommendations, guidelines, and standards in a collaborative effort to provide adaptive strategies for shoreline protection and improvement for all the local jurisdictions that have signed on to the TBRRC.
The workgroup will address the needs, standards, locations, and use of living shorelines, seawalls, construction, green and open space, drainage, wetlands, environmental restoration, and the policies that impact them, among other matters that are and will be experiencing changes resulting from SLR.
A coordinated effort is essential to the sustainability of all local jurisdictions with economic and environmental interests in the vital area where the land meets the sea. Utilizing a collaborative effort, the RSAS will address the effects of SLR at developed and undeveloped locations as well as areas suitable for redevelopment. Thus, the Workgroup is seeking agency experts, academic researchers, private consultants or others interested in being a part of the RSAS that have technical or program responsibilities in engineering, environmental resources, floodplain management, planning, permitting, or policy analysis.
Public and private sector representatives are welcome. For more information, please contact the Workgroup lead Mike Bauer at mrbauer606ATgmail.com, or CJ Reynolds at cjreynoldsATtbrpc.org