The approach consists of four critical steps:

  1. Assess Risk and Vulnerability to coastal flood hazards including current and future storms and sea level rise
  2. Identify Solutions for reducing flood-related risk across social, economic and ecological systems
  3. Take Action at priority conservation and restoration sites to help communities identify and implement nature-based risk reduction solutions
  4. Measure Effectiveness to ensure that efforts to reduce flood risk while increasing community and ecosystem resilience are successful