City of Virginia Beach to Hold Public Meetings About Flood Risks and Resiliency

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The City of Virginia Beach, Public Works Engineering, and the Old Dominion University Resilience Collaborative have scheduled a series of seven citywide public meetings so that citizens can provide input about flood risks and planning for the future.
Action-oriented Stakeholder Engagement for a Resilient Tomorrow, or ASERT, is an interactive public engagement process led by a team from the Old Dominion University Resilience Collaborative.  Led by this team, there will be a series of seven public ASERT meetings across the city during December and January at local public schools in Virginia Beach.  The schedule and locations for these meetings are attached and can also be found at
These meetings will give the public an opportunity to help develop priorities regarding the City's resiliency programs.  Information gathered from the public at these meetings will help the City better understand the existing flood risk management and public viewpoints regarding flood risk management and adaptation options that address future flood conditions.
The ASERT meetings will be from 6 – 8 p.m. and will have a number of stations where citizens participate in activities that involve: 
  • ​​​​Mapping and understanding risks 
  • Assessing vulnerabilities and tolerances to flooding 
  • Adaptation and flood proofing options 
  • Building a preparedness kit

​The primary goal for the meetings is that citizens will be involved and provide information that can help in the long-term resiliency planning.

To learn more and view an interactive map as well as other mapping assets, select

ASERT Program.​



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Sea Level Rise Public Meetings.pdf