Albert J. Slap is president and co-founder of Coastal Risk Consulting, a geospatial technology, modeling and analytics company located in Plantation, FL. Coastal Risk is the first company to provide millions of coastal homeowners in the U.S., as well as businesses and local governments, with online, state-of-the-art, climate risk assessments at an affordable price. Coastal Risk is committed to helping coastal residents get climate-ready and storm-safe by providing the tools needed for informed flood-risk decision-making today and decades into the future.
Prior to launching Coastal Risk, Slap was a nationally recognized, environmental attorney and law professor. Over the years, Slap used America’s environmental laws to protect public health and the environment by stopping water and air pollution, stopping toxic waste dumping and forcing local governments to replace aging and polluting sewer infrastructure. His Clean Water Act citizen suits brought billions of dollars of re-investment in wastewater treatment plants and created tens of thousands of construction jobs.
Slap wrote numerous legal articles and book chapters on environmental issues. He served as a board member of the Nature Conservancy’s Pennsylvania Chapter, director of the Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program and member of the Nature Conservancy’s Caribbean Advisory Board (www.nature.org). He was a board member and general counsel of Friends of the Everglades. In 2014, Slap was the recipient of the prestigious Marjory Stoneman Douglas “Defender of the Everglades Award.”