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California-Nevada RISA Collaborates with American Planning Association on Climate Resilience Report 27 July 2021

California-Nevada RISA Collaborates with American Planning Association on Climate Resilience Report

The report proposes a framework for climate resilience planning in the San Diego region, highlighting ways that planning can be made more effective through collaboration.

New South Central RISA Case Study Examines Flood Hazard Mitigation Successes in Tulsa, Oklahoma 20 July 2021

New South Central RISA Case Study Examines Flood Hazard Mitigation Successes in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The case study reveals some of the factors that contributed to Tulsa’s successes, which can be learned and implemented by other communities.

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report 8 June 2021

American Samoa Faces Health Threats, Stronger Storms, and Challenges for Coral Reefs from Climate Change, Says New Report

A new assessment led by the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) team offers insights about climate change risks in American Samoa and supports climate-wise planning

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study 8 June 2021

NIST and NOAA Publish Findings from Wave Two of Business Resilience Study

The publications include early outcomes and a data instrument from wave two of their study on small- and medium-sized business resilience to natural hazards and COVID-19. Because small- and medium-sized businesses make up a significant portion of the economy, understanding interactions between disruptions and pre-existing social stressors is fundamental for implementing equitable adaptation and improved resilience.

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says 2 June 2021

Anthropogenic Climate Change Exacerbated Impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Study Says

A recent study co-funded by the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program found that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic climate change increased the extent and severity of damages from the 2012 hurricane.

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