To identify and analyze these climate-related hazards, the City partnered with WSP on the development of a Climate Resiliency Plan (CRP). The CRP enables City leaders to better communicate the concerns of climate change to residents and City officials and serves as a starting point for their community to take action to address identified risks and bolster the resilience of City-assets and the community over time.
As part of the CRP development process, WSP conducted a climate risk assessment of city-owned assets including parks, city buildings and key facilities such as the water reclamation facility. The project team also assessed the City’s Comprehensive Plan and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) program.
The recommendations in the CRP establish a roadmap for the City to improve resilience from today through 2100 and include facility-focused adaptation strategies and updates to the NFIP CRS program to qualify residents for discounted flood insurance. The plan was generated with significant input from City officials and the public and is a foundational document for the City to begin to shift practices in preparation for future conditions.