• Capabilities: Stormwater and Green Infrastructure
  • Sectors: State and Local Government, Ports and Industrial Infrastructure, Water and Public Health

Citywide Coastal Flooding Study and Engineering Services

Norfolk, VA, United States - Our people are increasing flood protection for Norfolk through reviewing its coastal flooding strategy and conducting a program gap analysis.

140

Miles of shoreline is susceptible to flooding

Norfolk is crucial to our nations’ security, and the Virginia economy, and second only to New Orleans in terms of the number of people who are threatened by rising sea levels. Arcadis is reviewing Norfolk’s Coastal Flooding Strategy and conducting an analysis that will determine a plan of action in the face of growing flood risks.

Our knowledge of local flooding concerns, including the region’s recent sea level rise, is crucial to examining and identifying existing and potential flood prone areas and developing a long-term resiliency strategy for the area. We’ve also participated in “Dutch Dialogues,” a multi-day conference that brings water professionals together to discuss flood protection and sustainability.

Our historical knowledge of water management, landscape architecture, flood protection and urban design will help Virginia and the surrounding region learn to live with ever-rising sea levels. And our first-hand experience completing successful projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers will allow us to navigate those processes efficiently and effectively.

Outcomes

140

Miles of shoreline is susceptible to flooding

Questions about this project

Amy Santos

Associate Vice President 757 419 3975 Ask me a question