About The Division of Resilience Engineering and Construction (DREC)

The Division of Resilience Engineering and Construction (DREC) oversees large-scale coastal and fluvial flood protection projects, beach renourishment, flood risk analysis, dam safety, and the National Flood Insurance Program. DREC assists communities across New Jersey to become more resilient to storms, flooding, and other climate change impacts by prioritizing and implementing innovative resilience projects.  DREC also places an emphasis on community engagement and environmental justice to facilitate projects that benefit New Jersey today and tomorrow.

The Division consists of two primary Offices overseeing four Bureaus:

  • Office of Coastal Engineering
    • Bureau of Construction & Engineering
    • Bureau of Operations and Maintenance
  • Office of Dam Safety & Flood Engineering
    • Bureau of Dam Safety
    • Bureau of Flood Engineering & Climate Resilience Design