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Resilience Approach


2017 Coastal Master Plan Nonstructural Policy Recommendations

In addition to nonstructural project recommendations, CPRA understands that policy changes may also be needed to reduce current and future flood risk to communities. As part of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, CPRA has developed recommended resilience policies to better achieve risk reduction goals across coastal Louisiana. These recommendations include the topics of comprehensive/land use planning, hazard mitigation planning, regulatory tools, infrastructure/building standards, and capital improvement plans/incentives.

The aim of these recommendations is to lay out the flood risk and resilience policies that most urgently need to be addressed, to provide a robust source of information about the range of pertinent policies and opportunities for action, and to generate new ideas about the actionable steps that could be implemented to promote a more resilient coastal Louisiana.

The policy recommendations further the progress and enhance the ongoing resilience efforts made by the Governors’ Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Office of Community Development (OCD), and coastal parishes. Within each topic, various recommendations are specifically addressed to a relevant entity that may be best able to enact change including the Louisiana Legislature, other state agencies, parish/municipal governments, or academic/nonprofit groups.

For more detailed information on policy recommendations, please see Attachment E1: Flood Risk and Resilience Program Policy Recommendations, or click on the below links for an abbreviated list of recommendations by topic area.

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