Incorporating regional climate impacts into large national hazard assessments provides critical context for building resilient infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
As cities grow and rainfall patterns become more extreme, there is great need to tailor climate information to stormwater engineers.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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