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Virginia's RAFT tool helps coastal communities enhance resiliency

The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool, or RAFT, is an approach to climate resilience that was conceived and developed by UVA’s Institute for Engagement and Negotiation, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at William & Mary Law School, and Old Dominion University’s Virginia Sea Grant Resilience Program. The RAFT leverages the expertise and resources of these academic partners to assist coastal localities that want to reduce their vulnerability to natural disasters. Its collaborative model helps these coastal towns to adopt policies and programs that improve resilience while also strengthening the social fabric that keeps their communities healthy.

The article linked below provides great background and stories about the evolution of RAFT, while the RAFT page on Virginia.edu is full of resources that apply to Virginia communities and beyond.