RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events 13 April 2021

RISA Teams Lead Project to Make 60 Gulf Coast Communities More Resilient to Extreme Events

The 3-year project will use different technology-assisted communication methods (e.g., webinar) to work with communities throughout Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas to assess their vulnerability to storm events and help integrate adaptation practices into existing planning processes. 

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas 7 April 2021

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas

By providing current and past event information on drought, extreme heat, hurricanes, winter weather and other severe weather in the Carolinas, the story map aims to educate and prepare regional stakeholders about climate extremes.

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions 7 April 2021

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions

Water auctions are a valuable tool for exchanging scarce water resources among users. The guidebook can help users consider advantages and disadvantages, as well as implementation and evaluation of water auctions. 

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC 7 April 2021

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC

After Charleston identified extreme heat as a significant risk to the region, the Carolinas RISA team is collaborating with the City of Charleston on two programs to take a critical step in increasing heat-health awareness and reduce risk in the most vulnerable communities.

Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts 31 March 2021

Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts

The April 7th event will welcome Dr. Patricia Fabian and Dr. Madeleine Scammell of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice organization, who will discuss C-HEAT: a collaborative study of heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts.

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