FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In greater and greater numbers, Americans are beginning to notice climate impacts all around them. Rain comes in heavier downpours. Nuisance flooding increased nearly a thousand percent in some coastal cities. Seasonal high tides bring street flooding to Miami Beach, even on sunny days. During the next mortgage cycle, these problems are going to get worse – much worse. Which properties are going to be winners or losers, as climate impacts increase and when? There's an immediate need to move from academic discussion to adaptation action. To provide more accurate answers to these questions and cost-effective solutions, Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC) offers its clients world-class climate impact experts. CRC experts consult in five main market segments: (1) government adaptation; (2) infrastructure; (3) commercial and industrial; (4) health care and educational facilities; and, (5) planning and regulatory. For corporate clients, CRC analyzes climate vulnerabilities in the US and around the world, such as: continued availability of raw materials; location of facilities; availability of alternative energy and water supplies; logistics, shipping and supply chains; and, compliance with future regulatory changes.
CRC Director of Government Adaptation and noted author, Dr. Leonard Berry, said: "Adaptation to expected climate impacts such as more frequent flooding, storm surges and sea level rise is an economic and social imperative for America. Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy were a dramatic wake-up call that we can no longer ignore."
CRC team members also include: Frederick Bloetscher, PhD (engineering), Anthony Abbate (architecture), Keren Bolter (geospatial analysis), Tiffany Troxler, PhD (natural systems), Debora Kerr (public health) and Mitchell Chester (legal and regulatory changes). Keren Bolter, CRC Science Director, stated: "In addition to offering holistic expert consulting service to get our clients climate ready and storm safe, CRC has developed a cutting edge modeling and business process tool, the Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment ©. Our unique, predictive model wraps up flood data with tidal ranges, storm surge, erosion, sea level rise, soils and groundwater conditions, and storm sewer capacities to provide more accurate analysis on all relevant scales from parcel to portfolio levels."
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