We've been working in partnership with academia to start putting together adaptation approaches on a community-scale. We found in our past work that "big picture" adaptation efforts don't work unless they are "fitted" into the community. So we got together with a University of Virginia resilience capstone class and the Elizabeth River Project to work in the Igleside Neighborhood of Norfolk, VA to see how we might control flooding AND stormwater pollution.
The final report is out for this semester-long collaboration. We have submitted a grant proposal to fund the work outlined by the students and also are partnering with the Elizabeth River Project to do adaptation designs on other neighborhoods along the Broad Creek tributary in Norfolk.
On to other projects for our collaborative sea level rise adaptation laboratory - or "Collaboratory" that we are running in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant.