Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: Elevating and moving houses and utilities away from flood plain boundaries make them less vulnerable to storms and may lower flood insurance rates. Rather than building a concrete levy to protect property, consider a natural shoreline that offers the same benefit.

Adaptation to Climate Change

Conceptual diagram illustrating preparations for the effects of climate change: Elevating and moving houses and utilities away from flood plain boundaries make them less vulnerable to storms and may lower flood insurance rates. Rather than building a concrete levy to protect property, consider a natural shoreline that offers the same benefit.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-08-01
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions981 x 337
Filesize71 kB
Number of Downloads104
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)