Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Mid-Atlantic RISA Publishes Report on Improved Tool for Stormwater Management 3 August 2021

Mid-Atlantic RISA Publishes Report on Improved Tool for Stormwater Management

The improved tool can be easily used across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Virginia to plan, design, and build infrastructure assets to increase climate change resilience.

RISA evaluates California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment Regional Reports for San Diego and the Sierra Nevada 3 August 2021

RISA evaluates California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment Regional Reports for San Diego and the Sierra Nevada

The evaluation offers key insights into how these assessments can best support local/regional-level adaptation and planning.

Recent Report Showcases Business Disruption and Recovery in Southeast Texas Post Hurricane Harvey 3 August 2021

Recent Report Showcases Business Disruption and Recovery in Southeast Texas Post Hurricane Harvey

The report could help inform the work of disaster professionals so they can better support business owners and nonprofit leaders in preparing for extreme events in communities around the country.

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.

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