In recognition of the increasing risk from sea-level rise and coastal storms like Hurricane Sandy, the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program, and the New York City Department of City Planning, is soliciting proposals for development of a plan to identify the necessary scientific and technical research to advance the understanding of potential coastal green infrastructure strategies in New York City under current and projected sea-level rise scenarios.
Coastal “green” infrastructure strategies are those that may reduce erosion and mitigate storm surge, wave action and still-water flooding associated with coastal flood events, while maintaining or enhancing ecological services. These strategies often restore, create or emulate natural coastal features such as living shorelines, reefs, islands or wetland complexes that buffer coastal storm impacts while creating, improving or enhancing habitats that support ecosystem health.
Proposals are due June 28, 2013
Visit www.neiwpcc.org/contractors/opportunities.asp to download the Request for Proposals.