Georgetown Climate Adaptation Project: Briefing Document

Report Resource
June 2019

This report, developed in partnership with Georgetown RISE, presents outcomes and findings from the 2018 Georgetown Climate Adaptation Project.

The project created custom role playing simulations to address coastal flooding issues in Georgetown, South Carolina. This document summarizes the project approach, partnerships, and outcomes. It includes accurate, localized climate data, survey results from participants, and recommendations for future action.

To learn more, you can access the project's Complete Simulation Tools: Planning for Climate Change in Riverway County and visit the project website: Georgetown Climate Adaptation Project

The Georgetown Climate Adaptation Project team includes the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) that developed the New England case studies; the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessment (CISA) program headquartered at University of South Carolina that produced county- specific, downscaled climate projections; the North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR); and Coastal Carolina University (CCU).

Citation: 

Snyder, Maeve, Jennifer Plunket, Pamela Martin, Kristin Down,  Carri Hulet and Greg Carbone. 2019. Georgetown Climate Adaptation Project Briefing Document. Report developed by Georgetown RISE.

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