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Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee Public Engagement Sessions

 

Members of the Advisory Committee discuss Sea Level Rise at the Georgetown Public Library.

We hope you were able to attend at one of the sessions to review and comment on the work of the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee! If so, you had the opportunity to interact with subject matter experts and DNREC scientists about the potential future effects of sea level rise and their assessment of how it could impact our state's economy, society, public services, and natural resources in years to come. Meanwhile, your feedback will help guide the Advisory Committee as they determine Delaware's potential vulnerability to sea level rise, and move forward on their next steps of developing recommendations for ways we can prepare for it.

The SLR Advisory Committee is comprised of a representative from each State of Delaware cabinet-level department and representatives from municipal governments, business advocacy organizations and citizen advocacy organizations. Each representative to the Advisory Committee consults with their respective agencies and constituent groups regarding sea level rise issues and brings their concerns and needs to the table for discussion and action.

Each public engagement session featured informative presentations, displays staffed by subject matter experts and committee members, and opportunities for you to provide your comments and feedback.   

 

ATTENDED THE PUBLIC SESSIONS BUT DIDN'T HAVE YOUR SAY? - YOU CAN STILL BE A PART OF THE PROCESS!

Comments about the information presented at the Sea Level Rise Public Engagement Sessions will be accepted until December 29, 2011 and will be incorporated into the Committee's work. 

In addition, all Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public and have time reserved for public comments.


WEREN'T ABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON?   

Your comments will help guide the Advisory Committee as they determine Delaware's potential vulnerability to sea level rise and move forward on next steps, including developing recommendations for ways we can adapt. If you were unable to join us at one of the sessions or would like copies of handouts you may have missed, we have all the material from the workshops available for you to download.

Material to download is grouped by the Table or Display, as presented at the Sessions. (all files are Adobe PDF)

Progress Report
Committee Progress Report Document
Presentation on the formation, progress, and future steps of the Advisory Committee

Stations to Visit

1. Welcome table
     Description of the Advisory Committee
     Sea Level Rise article from Outdoor Delaware
     Info Sheet on Inundation Maps


2. State of Delaware sea level rise maps
     Statewide Sea Level Rise Map


3. Sea level rise & Delaware’s Natural Resources
     Display
     Agriculture Map
     Protected Lands Map
     Tidal Wetlands Map


4. Sea level rise & Delaware’s Society and Economy
     Display
     Business Licenses
     Historic Sites
     Residential Properties
     Septic Systems


5. Sea level rise & Delaware’s infrastructure and public safety
     Display
     Emergency Operation and 911 Centers
     Fire and EMS Stations
     Police Stations
     Waste Water Treatment Facilities
     Roads - Statewide; New Castle County; Kent County; Sussex County


6. Digital sea level rise maps
     Sea Level Rise Inundation Online Map Viewer

7. Comment table
     Comment Form
 

Background Information Displays

A. What causes sea levels to change
B. Scaling data: Displaying information for different uses
C. Data types used in vulnerability mapping

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kelly Valencik, DNREC, Delaware Coastal Programs
kelly.valencik@state.de.us
302.739.3436

 

 

 

 

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