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Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director

Monday, June 16, 2014
Lisa Dilling, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the new director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA), an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities related to climate, particularly in the area of water resources.

CLIMAS RISA helps produce first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status Report

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In partnership with the Hopi Department of Natural Resources, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) – a RISA program – has helped generate the first ever Hopi Quarterly Drought Status report.

Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
A study partially funded by COD and RISA provides a new perspective on how the intensity of waves across the north Pacific Ocean has varied over the last half-century.

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow

Monday, February 10, 2014

Research funded by the RISA program was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The publication - Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow - is a synthesis of studies on Colorado River streamflow projections that examines methodological and model differences and their implications for water management. 

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A report was based on the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA) was recently presented to the President's Task Force for Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

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NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessments (RISA) program supports research teams that help expand and build the nation’s capacity to prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change. Central to the RISA approach are commitments to process, partnership, and trust building.  Learn more...   

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RISA Teams

Caitlin Simpson, RISA Program Director

Chelsea Combest-Friedman, Program Manager