CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable 18 July 2013

CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable

Nancy Beller-Simms, the program manager of the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research program participated in a Senate Committee roundtable event on July 18, 2013.

New Case Study: Drought in Central Texas 28 May 2013

New Case Study: Drought in Central Texas

A newly released case study explores the wide-reaching impacts of drought in Texas. Central Texas entered its third consecutive year of drought in 2013, which began in 2011 when the state endured its worst single-year drought and hottest summer in recorded history. That year, communities in Central Texas faced 90 days of triple-digit heat, during which extensive wildfires burned hundreds of homes. 
WE&T Magazine Highlights SARP-funded Extreme Events Workshops 14 March 2013

WE&T Magazine Highlights SARP-funded Extreme Events Workshops

WE&T Magazine highlights a collaborative research project that examines how water utilities, resource managers, and county and regional planners make decisions before and during extreme weather.
New Case Study: Extreme Events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin 3 January 2013

New Case Study: Extreme Events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin

A newly released case study explores the wide-reaching impacts of four consecutive extreme weather events in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (ACF) in Georgia, which cost taxpayers millions of dollars in damaged infrastructure, homes, and businesses and threatened water supply for ecological, agricultural, energy, and urban water users.

Florida's Fragile Oasis 13 September 2012

Florida's Fragile Oasis

In a place routinely afflicted by drought, water managers in Tampa Bay use climate forecasts to ensure a water supply to people's taps without sucking the region's rivers, wetlands, and groundwater dry. The limits of their innovation might be tested in a future which could pose even more challenges to ensuring the oasis remains green. 
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