Our Policy

Photo courtesy of the Community Flood Watch Project (NYSG, SRIJB).

What We're Fighting For

A Plan

Establish regional and state-wide planning frameworks for advancing comprehensive resilience; integrate resilience into how and where we build infrastructure and where we retrofit or relocate.

Funding and Jobs

Establish reliable, robust long-term sources of funding for flood resilience and green, well-paying jobs; leverage investments toward integrated flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and workforce development that puts our region to work building a resilient future for our communities.

And An Approach That Is


Pass enforceable flood risk disclosure laws to help us plan for our futures and build awareness about risk. It’s our right to know.

Equitable and Just

Improve the resilience of public and private housing developments and infrastructure while building new high quality public and affordable housing on higher ground. Develop a forward-looking and proactive approach to effectively reducing risk, considering need and equity in distribution of funds. Ensure retreat and relocation strategies are viable and just.

Green and Blue

Invest and plan for ecological resilience, monitoring, and restoration so that our communities, wildlife, and ecosystems are healthy for generations to come. Prioritize natural and nature-based solutions to climate change and sea-level rise, especially those that restore floodplains and ecosystems, and provide public access and open space.

Our Solutions

These solutions are the first steps we need to take to build a resilient future. First and foremost, we need clear leadership and strategies at all levels of government. Second, we need to leverage the investments to make sure we are spending tax dollars wisely and investing in disasters before they start. Transparency, equity, justice, and sustainability must be integrated into everything we do.

  • Bi-state leadership

    Bi-State (pdf)

    Smart bi-state leadership: develop an interstate governance model for regional resilience

  • A state-level resilience road map

    New York State (pdf)

    A safer New York State: following through on a resilient vision for New York

    New Jersey (pdf)

    A safer Garden State: following through on a resilient vision for New Jersey

  • A comprehensive local strategy

    New York City (pdf)

    Every neighborhood: a comprehensive resilience strategy for New York City

    New Jersey (pdf)

    Every neighborhood: make resilience the foundation of land use planning across New Jersey

  • A green and resilient recovery

    Federal (pdf)

    Save the region and economy: invest in resilient infrastructure as a stimulus that pays off for workers and our nation

    New York State (pdf)

    Pass the Bond Act, then do more: funding solutions for resilience in New York State

    New Jersey (pdf)

    Grow Jersey jobs: post-Covid-19, a resilient stimulus plan to jumpstart New Jersey's economy

  • Proactive risk reduction

    Federal (pdf)

    Fix FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program: Build a proactive federal approach to flood risk reduction

    Federal-Regional (pdf)

    Climate Change knows no borders: A regional vision for resilience across New York and New Jersey

    New York State (pdf)

    Our right to know: disclose flood risk in New York

    New Jersey (pdf)

    Our right to know: disclose flood risk in New Jersey

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