The City of Boston has partnered with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers to build on the work of the Climate Ready Boston initiative.
This initiative works to prepare Boston’s waterfront for the near- and long-term effects of climate change. Climate Ready Boston has completed neighborhood coastal resilience plans to protect Boston’s 47-mile coastline from flooding. These plans include solutions for the East Boston, Charlestown, Downtown/North End, Dorchester, and South Boston waterfront, said the release.
The aim of this partnership is to conduct the Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study. It will assess existing flood preparation and open Boston to potential federal investment. The Study will consider long-term flood risk and existing city, federal, state, and local plans and projects.
Additionally, the project will assess different approaches and recommend solutions that would be eligible for federal funding.
The release has stated that the City of Boston will be hosting an information session introducing its long-term partnership with the USACE to conduct a Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
This event will provide an update on the City’s coastal resilience projects; information on the USACE study goals, scope and timeline, key milestones and deliverables, and opportunities for community participation; as well as a space for initial input and questions.
Press release by: City of Boston