Get involved with the Consortium

Are you interested

in helping Coastal Virginia reduce the effects of sea level rise? Are you interested in learning how you can help build this sector in Coastal Virginia? The Coastal Virginia Adaptation & Resilience Consortium (CoVA A& R) provides opportunities for your participation in this sector!

There are many benefits

to joining this active organization of like-minded professionals in industry, education and government. Networking, education, business and grant opportunities, resilience-building resources and more are all included.

Consortium members

collaborate and participate in working groups to gain a deeper understanding of adaptation and resilience project needs as well as information about current funding opportunities. Members also have opportunities to network and access educational programs, including business continuity training and local best practices related to adaptation and resilience.

Your expertise

is vital to develop best practices in adaptation and resilience, and sharing resources supports not just each other, but our economy as a whole. By joining the Consortium and selecting a working group, you are protecting the future of Coastal Virginia and stimulating our economy.

The networking opportunities afforded by joining this consortium are priceless. Our participation in this consortium has led to us strengthening existing partnerships, creating new ones, and refining our respective business models to address the current and emerging needs of a growing client base. Members of the Consortium are very helpful and are committed to simultaneously growing small business and supporting the environmental and social needs of Coastal Virginia’s communities.

Russel Burke, Biogenic Solutions Consulting, LLC.

Who should join

CoVA A&R welcomes new members from local and regional businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and others in urban and rural communities who have a stake or interest in developing the adaptation and resilience sector, including those working in:





Engineering and Construction





Real Estate

Among the current Consortium members are representatives from the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton and Virginia Beach; the Port of Virginia; Army Corps of Engineers; architectural and engineering firms; and experts from Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and George Mason University.

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