Climate Change and Hazard Planning

As recently demonstrated by the impacts of “Superstorm Sandy”, the United States is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, including floods, high winds, earthquakes, etc. 

Natural hazards impact communities, critical infrastructure and natural resources, and can result in loss of life and property and disrupt business.  The effects of climate change, including sea level rise and increased intensity of storms and precipitation events, will increase the risks associated with many natural hazards.  GZA provides our clients with the information needed to identify hazards, evaluate benefits and costs, make risk-informed decisions and implement preventive and mitigation measures to reduce risk exposure.  When faced with managing the risks due to natural hazards, choose an industry leader in risk management, hazard planning and mitigation. Choose GZA. 

Services include:

  • Climate Adaptation and Coastal Resiliency Plans
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • FEMA-Related Services
  • Geospatial Information Management and Solutions
  • Hazard Communication and Stakeholder Outreach
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Mitigation Plans
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Mitigation and Resiliency Design and Construction
  • Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM)


Also Available:

Financing Resilience - The Big Challenge ISSUE BRIEFING

Financing Resilience - OverviewIssues and Opportunities presentation by Wayne Cobleigh, CPSM GZA’s Vice President of Client Services.

Please also review the panel presentations at:  by scrolling down to “Presentation Added: EBC Climate Change Program: Financing Resilience – The Big Challenge – Grants, Loans, Bonds, Insurance-Linked Securities and More"