Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director 16 June 2014

Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director

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.
Review of wave intensity over 60 years shows strong links to multi-decadal cycles 19 February 2014

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

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 10 February 2014

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow

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 5 February 2014

Hawaii RISA helps create climate change adaptation report

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.

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference 3 February 2014

CPO scientists present at NCSE Conference

CPO's Adam Parris and Caitlin Simpson spoke at the National Council for Science and the Environment's conference: "Building Climate Solutions,"  which took place in Arlington, Va. from Jan. 28-30.

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