Extreme precipitation events are occurring more frequently in many parts of the United States, and the frequency of such events is expected to grow further as the climate warms. Engineers and planners for stormwater utilities and other infrastructure sectors are beginning to do more to plan for extreme precipitation, but these efforts have been highly variable, depending on location, and do not yet reflect a consensus on best practices for analysis or planning.
The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a CPO RISA team, is organizing a series of webinars showcasing different methods of incorporating climate change considerations into stormwater planning products (such as Intensity-Design-Frequency curves, design storms, and/or sub-hourly precipitation time series used in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling). These webinars are free and open to the public but are intended for a technical audience with hydraulic & hydrologic modeling experience.
Register for each stormwater webinar using the registration links below.
Transforming Daily Global Climate Model Precipitation Output for use in Hydraulic/Hydrologic Modeling
by Mark Maimone, Senior Vice President at CDM Smith
Tuesday January 21st – 12-1pm EST
Register for Webinar 1 >>
A Practical Stochastic Weather Generator for Exploring Variability in Projected Precipitation Time Series
Tuesday January 28th – 12-1pm EST
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Using Pressure Change to Stochastically Disaggregate Hourly Precipitation Series from Temperature Projections of Climate Change in the Northeast US
by Ziwen Yu, Associate Professor at the University of Florida
Tuesday February 4th – 12-1pm EST
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A Hybrid Approach to Producing Downscaled and Bias-corrected Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves for NYC
by Eric Rosenberg, Associate at Hazen and Sawyer and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University; and Art DeGaetano, Professor at Cornell University
Thursday February 13th – 12-1pm EST
Register for Webinar 4 >>
CCRUN also runs an ongoing seminar series focused on Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities. Learn more about the seminar series >>
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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