Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Upcoming Webinar: What Happens When You Go “Hyperlocal”? The Legacy of Inequitable Heat Exposure in U.S. Cities 18 May 2021

Upcoming Webinar: What Happens When You Go “Hyperlocal”? The Legacy of Inequitable Heat Exposure in U.S. Cities

The webinar will explore how increasing community engagement in both understanding and measuring urban heat through the use of a novel participatory research campaign framework can lead to climate action efficacy in US cities.

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide 24 March 2021

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide

The webinar series reached over 330 stakeholders and shared stakeholder-requested information about snowpack monitoring data, tools, and their applications, highlighting efforts by partners like NOAA Colorado River Basin Forecast Center.

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.

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop 9 February 2021

What is Flash Drought? Takeaways from the NIDIS Flash Drought Workshop

The 2017 Northern Plains flash drought’s swift onset and severity were not forecasted, and it resulted in fires that burned 4.8 million acres and U.S. agricultural losses in excess of $2.6 billion dollars. Episodes like this have sparked intense interest in flash drought and a clear conceptualization of what it is in both the research community and the end user/applications community

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series 9 February 2021

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series

What does drought look like in Alaska? Limited climate data in the state cannot tell us when streams are so low fish cannot pass or when flowing water is insufficient to operate hydropower. These webinars seek to gather local knowledge and better understand the challenges of drought to food security, energy systems, and more.

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