Using the Model Local Laws to Increase Resilience

Course Overview

The New York Department of State has prepared a collection of model local laws with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and other stakeholders, as fulfillment of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, to help the state’s local governments prepare for risk due to sea-level rise, storm surge and/or flooding. Nearly every local government in the state should be able to increase its resilience with a range of measures that implementation of these local laws would provide—from the protections of basic zoning and subdivision approaches to floodplain and stormwater management and wetland and watercourse conservation. This session will include a summary of the model laws and a discussion of the circumstances they are intended to mitigate.

This course is 1 hour in length.