27 Jan Charleston City Council Adopts New Flooding Standards, Result of Dutch Dialogues Charleston
The Charleston City Council unanimously adopted a new flooding and drainage update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Stormwater Design Standards Manual. The changes will direct new growth away from flood-prone areas, improve how drainage is managed during development, set aside funds for capital improvements, and tackle other sea-level rise vulnerabilities in the built environment.
The update is a result of last summer’s Dutch Dialogues Charleston, a design symposium which brought together subject matter experts to explore flooding solutions for the City of Charleston. T&H worked with The Water Institute of the Gulf, the primary organizer of Dutch Dialogues, prior to the event to advise on existing conditions and work taking place in the region. TWIG also used geothinQ throughout the Dutch Dialogues process to help determine areas at risk for flooding and sea level rise.