Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Final Report on Water Resource Strategies and Information Needs in Response to Extreme Weather/Climate Events 15 July 2014

Final Report on Water Resource Strategies and Information Needs in Response to Extreme Weather/Climate Events

This study discusses how water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities – and other local water resource managers – make decisions in response to recent extreme weather events. The report is based on the results of six local workshops, organized to include participants that experienced different types of extreme events throughout a river basin or watershed in various regions of the U.S. Click Here for Report

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations 24 March 2014

SARP-funded Drought Risk Atlas analyzes drought history for local climate stations

Funded by the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), The National Drought Mitigation Center unveiled the Drought Risk Atlas on March 21. The atlas provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country.

19 February 2014

Beller-Simms co-hosts Improving Access to Information for Decision Making workshop

CPO’s Nancy Beller-Simms co-hosted a workshop on Feb. 10 with Danielle Swallow of the National Climatic Data Center. The workshop included representatives from major water and planning associations, foundations, and federations.
CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup 19 February 2014

CPO's Beller-Simms speaks at meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup

CPO scientist Nancy Beller-Simms spoke at the Meeting of the Climate Change and Water Resources Workgroup of the Advisory Committee on Water Information on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable 18 July 2013

CPO’s Beller-Simms participates in Senate Committee roundtable

Nancy Beller-Simms, the program manager of the NOAA Sectoral Applications Research program participated in a Senate Committee roundtable event on July 18, 2013.

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