After completing its work last year assessing Delaware's vulnerability to sea level rise, the Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee has developed a list of potential options that could improve our state's ability to prepare for and respond to sea level rise. These ideas, called Adaptation Capacity Building Options, will be available for public discussion and comment at public engagement sessions this February.
The Advisory Committee invites you to stop by one of three sessions to review and comment on the potential options for preparing and responding to sea level rise. Each public engagement session will feature informative presentations, displays staffed by subject matter experts and committee members, and opportunities for you to provide your comments and feedback.
The potential options focus on improving regulatory flexibility, streamlining communications and coordination between affected groups, providing consistent policies and improving data and technical assistance. The options include suggestions for changes to existing programs to allow them to be more responsive to the challenges of sea level rise and suggestions for the creation of several new programs and partnerships.
Your feedback and comments will help guide the Advisory Committee as they finalize a set of capacity building options for inclusion in the Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan for Delaware.
Dates/Times of Sea Level Rise Adaptation Public Engagement Sessions:
February 13, 4-7 p.m.
Cape Henlopen High School
1270 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
February 19, 4-7 p.m.
New Castle Middle School
903 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
February 25, 4-7 p.m.
Kent County Levy Court
555 Bay Road (Rt. 113)
Dover, DE 19901
Presentations, Displays, and Handouts
Opening Presentation - slides with speaker's notes
Options for Preparing Delaware for Sea Level Rise: Discussion Draft
Comments may be submitted via email to DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@state.de.us
or using Survey Monkey
Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessessment: http://de.gov/slrva
Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Mapping Tool: http://de.gov/slrmap
Delaware’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee: http://de.gov/slradvisorycommittee