Partnerships and Collaboration

Subsidence MonitoringCover Image of USGS/HRPDC Land Subsidence and Relative Sea-Level Ris in the Southern Chesapeake Bay Region Report

The HRPDC is coordinating with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor the rate of subsidence, or sinking land, in the Hampton Roads region. By installing a network of 27 survey benchmarks, the rate of vertical land movement can be tracked over time. The report at right highlights:

Resiliency Meetings and Working Groups

Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum

The HRPDC collaborates with Virginia Sea Grant and Old Dominion University to organize the quarterly Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum. The Forum provides an opportunity for government, private sector, non-profit, and academic professionals to discuss research and collaborative approaches to flooding and sea level rise adaptation. Presentations from previous Forums are available on the Forum website, as well as information regarding the next meeting.

Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup

HRPDC staff participates in the Workgroup, which is composed of federal and state government partners from all 6 of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed states. The Workgroup focuses on achieving the following outcomes:

Coastal Virginia Community Rating System (CRS) Workgroup

Wetlands Watch leads the Workgroup, where local government participants discuss the CRS Program, develop work products, and promote education of strong floodplain management programs. Hampton Roads communities that participate in the CRS are provided in the map below. The Workgroup meets every other month in Newport News.

Map of Hampton Roads communities in the Coastal Virginia Community Ratings System

Map of communities in Hampton Roads that participate in the Community Rating System. Scores current as of May 2019.