Flood Resilience Network
The Hudson Valley Flood Resilience Network is a group of riverfront communities working together to address their current and future flood risks.
People along the Hudson River have seen more flooding and extreme storms over the past decade than any other time in recent memory.
According to New York State official projections, the mid-Hudson region could experience as much as six feet of sea-level rise by 2100, creating high-tide flooding and permanent inundation of waterfront locations.
The Flood Resilience Network is a pathway to tackling this looming challenge by connecting riverfront communities to flood resilience resources and to peers in other communities.
The effort started in 2015 as a collaboration between the riverfront communities of Kingston, Piermont, and Catskill after these municipalities completed waterfront vulnerability assessments. Since then, additional riverfront communities have joined the network. The Flood Resilience Network is supported by the Hudson River Estuary Program with partners New York Sea Grant, Hudson River Watershed Alliance, the Consensus Building Institute and Scenic Hudson. For more information, visit the Hudson Valley Flood Resilience Network's website.
The Flood Resilience Network connects waterfront communities with experts, programs and resources:
- Work with skilled staff from the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, NY Sea Grant, Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Scenic Hudson, the Consensus Building Institute and many others
- Get expert help in completing Climate Smart Community adaptation actions from Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Access shared content, such as help with a website or writing a flood preparedness guide
- Receive informational materials such as Guide to Organizations Addressing Flood Resilience in the Hudson Valley and Guide to Tools, Programs for Flood Resilience and Sea-level Rise Mapper Comparison Table
- Learn about funding opportunities
- Climate Change Program in the Hudson River Estuary
- Sign up for our newsletter
- View our climate newsletter archive
- View past presentations on SlideShare
Hudson River Estuary Program
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
hvclimate [at] dec.ny.gov (hvclimate[at]dec[dot]ny[dot]gov)
What have Flood Resilience Network communities accomplished?
- In just a few short years, participating communities have received more than $7 million in grants for resilience projects
- Upgraded critical infrastructure such as wastewater treatment plants and waterfront access roads
- Produced and distributed flood preparedness guides for residents and businesses
- Operated a neighbor-to-neighbor emergency response network
- Established or updated a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan
- Become a certified Climate Smart Community
- Hosted the Climate-adaptive Design studio, where Cornell University students create flood resilient waterfront designs
How does the Flood Resilience Network support its members?
By providing peer-to-peer learning opportunities on topics such as:
- Assessing your flood risk
- Successful fundraising
- Emergency management planning
- Assessing and adapting critical infrastructure
- Effective community engagement
- NYS Climate Smart Communities program
- Incorporating resilience into municipal plans and regulations
For more information, visit https://www.hvfloodresiliencenetwork.org/