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Case Study Highlights Success of CSI-Supported Florida Water and Climate Alliance 21 October 2020

Case Study Highlights Success of CSI-Supported Florida Water and Climate Alliance

As the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FloridaWCA) celebrates its 10th anniversary, some of its members present a case study of its history, achievements, and lessons learned as an example of a successful stakeholder-scientist partnership to incorporate actionable climate information in decision making.

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response 19 October 2020

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response

The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have battered small- and medium-sized enterprises, putting millions of jobs in the U.S. at risk. And a year rife with natural disasters has not done the many already struggling businesses any favors.

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events 15 October 2020

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events

Closer examination to impacts across space and time will help public health officials identify and communicate to the most vulnerable communities as smoke plumes spread.

RISA funds Cross-Team Projects on Flood Risk Management and Hazard Mitigation 14 October 2020

RISA funds Cross-Team Projects on Flood Risk Management and Hazard Mitigation

Program Update

The four projects enable a total of seven RISA teams to apply successful regional experience to national outcomes. 

Study Finds Storm Surge Barrier Protection an Imperfect Solution in Era of Accelerating Sea-Level Rise 7 October 2020

Study Finds Storm Surge Barrier Protection an Imperfect Solution in Era of Accelerating Sea-Level Rise

Climate change and forecast uncertainty pose major challenges for the infrastructure that would protect New York City from storms like Hurricane Sandy.

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