Preparing for the impacts of climate change.
SWCA recognizes the increasing threat posed by global climate change. From wildfires to coastal flooding to the spread of invasive species, climate change will exert a broad range of impacts on natural and cultural resources. As one of the nation’s oldest and largest environmental science and planning firms, SWCA possesses the expertise and experience to assist our clients in identifying the potential impacts of climate change on their projects and properties and developing strategies that will address those risks and support long term sustainability.
Climate Driven Services
A Reliable Environmental Partner
In the face of rapid environmental, economic, and societal changes, SWCA provides a comprehensive approach to the unexpected challenges our clients face.
The coastal regions of North Carolina offer thousands of miles of scenic waterfront. Yet, due to the increasing impacts of climate change, these very waterways threaten the livelihood of a coastline dotted with historic towns and millions of residents. Coastal communities are facing intensifying storms, rising sea levels, and high flood risk.
On March 22, 2014, a massive landslide inundated a small community along State Route 530, near Oso, Washington, approximately 55 miles northeast of Seattle. SWCA provided emergency monitoring support services that involved constant monitoring of debris removal, including searching for human remains and personal items.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was one of the largest environmental disasters in the United States. Serving as a subcontractor SWCA assisted the lead agency in preparing the Deepwater Horizon Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to assess environmental impacts from the disaster.
After a disaster strikes, SWCA can act as an extension to FEMA staff and its contractors by mobilizing quickly for rescue and recovery efforts once on-the-ground conditions are safe.
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