Albert J. Slap
Albert J. Slap co-founded Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC with Dr. Leonard Berry. Mr. Slap is a nationally-recognized, environmental attorney and law professor. Over the years, Mr. Slap has used America’s environmental laws protect public health and the environment by stopping water and air pollution, toxic waste dumping, and by forcing local governments to replace aging and polluting sewer infrastructure. His citizen suits against the City of Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Miami-Dade County brought billions of dollars of investment in wastewater treatment plants and tens of thousands of new construction jobs to those cities. Mr. Slap was senior counsel to Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper (www.bbwk.org) in the first lawsuit in the Nation to force local government to make its critical public infrastructure climate ready and storm safe.
Mr. Slap served as a Board Member of The Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program from 2004-2009 and, he currently serves on The Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Advisory Board (www.nature.org). He is a board member of Friends of the Everglades and in 2014, Slap was the recipient of the prestigious Marjory Stoneman Douglas “Defender of the Everglades Award.”
Advances in technology have become crucial in assessing a homeowner’s true risk and loss prevention. Firms such as Coastal Risk Consulting use LIDAR (light detection and ranging) to model water inundation and storm surges and assess risk by location.