Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts 15 June 2021

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

The findings show how users’ trust in drought forecasts significantly influences the way the information is integrated with their existing knowledge.

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. 

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar 21 February 2021

Recording Now Available: “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” Community of Practice Webinar

The webinar focused on climate adaptation investments, strategies for building more resilient communities, and the challenges and cost of incorporating climate considerations into local planning efforts.

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation's Potato Crop 24 November 2020

SARP Funds Research into Climate Impacts on Nation's Potato Crop

NOAA Climate.gov recently published an article, “Climate & French fries,” exploring the impact of climate change on America’s potato crop and French fry industry, and referencing Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

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