Decision-makers engaged in a transparent analysis of all possible solutions to address flooding and stormwater challenges will be on the path to selecting a suite of strategies suitable for your community’s unique conditions, priorities, visions, and goals. Assessing various alternative scenarios may also help your community respond to unexpected situations that may arise during project implementation by providing readily available alternatives.
To put your community on this path, Navigate the Flood Step 4 offers a series of example flood and stormwater management solutions ranging from conventional options such as levees and floodwalls to nature-based solutions that harness natural processes such as stream restoration and green stormwater infrastructure. This step also identifies criteria technical staff can apply to each potential solution to inform objective evaluation and selection. Among these evaluation criteria are “triple-bottom line” considerations, i.e., social, economic and environmental considerations. Explore Subsections (a)-(f) below to take Step 4 towards navigating the flood. Each Subsection includes case studies and technical and financial resources that will help you choose your community’s flood and stormwater management solutions.
Completing Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4 means your community is ready to get to work and build sustainable, resilient, and equitable flood and stormwater systems. See more on implementing your plan at Step 5.