2019 Planning for River Access Resiliency in the Hudson River Watershed-HREP
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Hudson River Estuary Program, is inviting proposals for a project that will assist communities with river access sites in making capital investments to promote flood resilient land use and adjust to trends in temporary inundation due to flooding from precipitation events and storm surge.
Specifically, the project will result in development of a planning guide/handbook for river access sites, both along the Hudson River mainstem and its tidal tributaries, with suggestions for flood risk assessment, design principles and improvements, and decision-making principles that can be adopted to: reduce capital expenses resulting from repeated flood damage; improve the way river access sites withstand flooding; and anticipate the changes that will be necessitated due to a projected increase in frequency and severity of storm events as well as the impacts from rising sea levels as is occurring now. The geographic scope of this study is the shoreline of the Estuary and the tidal portion of its tributaries from the Troy dam to the southern border of Westchester and Rockland counties. The project will incorporate best environmental practices and universal design principles and will include the use of natural and nature-based approaches as much as possible, where suitable. The project is expected to be awarded in early 2019 and to be completed no later than August 31, 2020. Extensions will not be granted. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.
There is a total of $50,000 available for this request for proposals (RFP).