Cover of Guidance for Addressing SLR in Community Planing in Hi document. Includes three images of beach inundation/erosion.

Through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant, the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program together with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Planning, and Tetra Tech, Inc., developed statewide guidance documents and tools to improve community resilience to coastal hazards and sea level rise effects, building on the work of the State of Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. This Guidance for Addressing Sea Level Rise in Community Planning in Hawaiʻi is intended to assist county planners to build upon and improve existing efforts to address sea level rise and includes recommended practices, examples, and resources, to assist county government in addressing sea level rise and coastal hazards as part of county planning and implementation framework. Developed through extensive input from the county planning departments and based on Hawaii’s existing planning context, this guidance is organized under four key topics: vulnerability assessment, land use and development alternatives, plan and policy alignment, and adaptive management.