Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

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.

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region? 14 November 2019

What Does Flash Drought Look Like in Your Region?

Flash drought can quickly deplete soil moisture and dramatically increase evaporative stress on the environment, leading to significant impacts on agriculture. A recently completed study, supported by CPO's Sectoral Applications Research Program, performed a regional analysis across the United States to explore geographic differences of flash droughts.

CPO workshop will establish a Community of Practice for managing coastal water resources 1 October 2019

CPO workshop will establish a Community of Practice for managing coastal water resources

On October 10-11 in Silver Spring, CPO’s COCA and SARP Programs will host the workshop with the Principal Investigators of their new joint research projects.

CPO supports and is featured at Climate Predictions and Applications Science Workshop 21 June 2019

CPO supports and is featured at Climate Predictions and Applications Science Workshop

This year’s meeting was held in Charleston, South Carolina last week. Record-breaking rain during the event underscored the importance of the meeting’s theme: climate information for coastal risk reduction.

Water Resources Dashboard Learning Session - River Observations, Daily Streamflow, and Flood Hazards 9 September 2016

Water Resources Dashboard Learning Session - River Observations, Daily Streamflow, and Flood Hazards

Experts from NOAA, USGS, and FEMA will introduce three related data sets on NOAA’s Water Resources Dashboard that can help utility managers and planners better understand flood risks by looking at precipitation data and river levels. 

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