Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team provides climate science expertise to Air Force risk assessment 25 February 2020

Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments team provides climate science expertise to Air Force risk assessment

Incorporating regional climate impacts into large national hazard assessments provides critical context for building resilient infrastructure.

CPO forms partnership to lead OneNOAA Engagement with Water Utilities 4 February 2020

CPO forms partnership to lead OneNOAA Engagement with Water Utilities

The partners will lead a series of workshops across the country to build on a decade of research in support of water utility managers, improve understanding of the water utilities’ climate and weather needs, as well as expand the use of NOAA resources for decision making.

CPO’s Pacific RISA and IRAP-funded scientist lead first Republic of the Marshall Islands National Climate Change and Health Dialogue 4 February 2020

CPO’s Pacific RISA and IRAP-funded scientist lead first Republic of the Marshall Islands National Climate Change and Health Dialogue

Held amid a dengue fever outbreak, Republic of the Marshall Islands Secretary of Health Jack Niedenthal noted during the event that climate impacts on health are not merely something the country needs to prepare for in the future – they are happening right now.

Atmospheric rivers drive western U.S. flood damages, says RISA-funded study 21 January 2020

Atmospheric rivers drive western U.S. flood damages, says RISA-funded study

The research recently published in Science Advances found that atmospheric rivers accounted for 84% of flood damages, or $42.6 billion, across the western United States from 1978-2017.

CPO's Northeast RISA launches special webinar series on adapting stormwater management for extreme precipitation 21 January 2020

CPO's Northeast RISA launches special webinar series on adapting stormwater management for extreme precipitation

As cities grow and rainfall patterns become more extreme, there is great need to tailor climate information to stormwater engineers.

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