Sponsor: Orange County Section
Southern California Council
Western USA – Region 6
Coastal Los Angeles Section Affinity Group, LM
Speaker: Albert J. Slap of Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC
Meeting Date: June 22, 2021
Better Environmental Assessment Tools: Help Property Owners, Investors and Lenders Cope with Increasing Flood, Extreme Weather and Climate Risks
Automated risk assessment tools allow owners, developers, investors, and lenders to identify properties that are particularly vulnerable to physical risks. This enables resources to be focused on vulnerable sites for further risk assessments or management by tying hazards/risks to individual buildings.
Bio: Albert J. Slap is President and Co-Founder of Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC, a geospatial technology, modeling, data analytics and advisory services firm located in Boca Raton, FL. Coastal Risk’s technology empowers individuals, businesses, and governments in the US and globally to accelerate resilience to floods, natural hazards and climate impacts. Prior to launching Coastal Risk, Mr. Slap was a nationally recognized, environmental trial attorney and law professor. Over the years, Mr. Slap used America’s environmental laws to protect public health and the environment by stopping water and air pollution, toxic waste dumping, and by requiring local governments to replace aging and polluting sewer infrastructure. For his outstanding legal work, Mr. Slap was the recipient in 2014 of the prestigious Marjory Stoneman Douglas “Defender of the Everglades Award.