Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT) is a collaborative, community-driven process and full-service tool developed to help Virginia’s coastal localities improve resilience to flooding and other coastal storm hazards while remaining economically and socially viable.

Resilient Virginia Board Members join DHCD Resiliency Sub-Workgroup

Resilient Virginia representatives have been invited for a second year to participate as members of the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Resiliency Sub-Workgroup that will be analyzing and discussing the resiliency aspects of proposals for the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC).



The EPA’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool (EJSCREEN) provides a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators.

The State of Climate and Resiliency Policy in Virginia

Virginia has made great strides over the last few years toward becoming a more resilient place to live, work and raise a family. In 2020 and 2021, significant state-level progress was made in the areas of coastal resiliency, flood preparedness, and building and infrastructure design.

Jonah Fogel Joins Resilient Virginia’s Board of Directors

By: Trish Porter, Marketing and Communications Director, Resilient Virginia    1/26/2022 Resilient Virginia would like to welcome Jonah Fogel as the newest member of our Board of Directors. Jonah is the Program Manager of UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources with a Policy Minor, a Masters of Landscape Architecture, and […]

Virginia Communities Deserve a Better Future

Virginia Can't Wait!

Unusual weather events; a global health crisis; a changing economy and massive job losses – these are only a few of the reasons we believe Virginia Can’t Wait to move resiliency initiatives forward. Our communities deserve a better future.

EPA: Flood Resilience Checklist

Is your community prepared for a possible flood? Use EPA’s Flood Resilience checklist to improve your community’s flood resilience.

2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan

The landscape and scope of emergency management is changing quickly. Ten years ago, FEMA managed an average of 108 disasters a year. Today they manage an average of 311 disasters plus the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2021, FEMA released their 2022-2026 Strategic Plan that addresses these changes.