Planning Guides

The resources in this database provide legal mechanisms, innovative policies, and best practices that planners can use to help their communities adapt to climate change, protect green infrastructure, and carry out sustainable land and water use practices.

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A Community Guide to Flood Risk Communication: Promoting Personal Preparedness

Partners For Action
Published: 2018
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This guide provides an overview of the best practices of, and most effective approaches to, flood risk communication. This guide is founded on research that supports the use of bottom-up strategies in order to address community needs and capacity.  
The guide is organized into the following sections:
  1. Five Lessons for Effective Flood Risk Communication – lessons for communicators in preparing their community for flooding.
  2. Multi-Faceted Approach to Risk Communication – a communication approach that empowers communities to take action on flood preparedness.
  3. Tools for Effective Flood Risk Communication – tools for communicators to use to engage and empower their community. 

Subject Areas:
  • Flood
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Flood Management Plan
  • Stormwater/Rainwater Management Plan/Program
  • Background Information
  • Best Practices
  • Definitions
  • List of Resources
  • Planning Tools
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