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New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas 7 April 2021

New CISA Story Map Explores Climate Extremes in the Carolinas

By providing current and past event information on drought, extreme heat, hurricanes, winter weather and other severe weather in the Carolinas, the story map aims to educate and prepare regional stakeholders about climate extremes.

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions 7 April 2021

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions

Water auctions are a valuable tool for exchanging scarce water resources among users. The guidebook can help users consider advantages and disadvantages, as well as implementation and evaluation of water auctions. 

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC 7 April 2021

Carolinas RISA Team Supports Extreme Heat Risk Assessment and Resilience in Charleston, SC

After Charleston identified extreme heat as a significant risk to the region, the Carolinas RISA team is collaborating with the City of Charleston on two programs to take a critical step in increasing heat-health awareness and reduce risk in the most vulnerable communities.

Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts 31 March 2021

Urban Northeast RISA to host seminar: Environmental Justice Research and Action—Examples from a Community-University Relationship in Massachusetts

The April 7th event will welcome Dr. Patricia Fabian and Dr. Madeleine Scammell of the Boston University School of Public Health, and Roseann Bongiovanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots, a Chelsea-based environmental justice organization, who will discuss C-HEAT: a collaborative study of heat exposure in Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts.

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City 31 March 2021

Who is vulnerable and who is resilient to coastal flooding? Lessons from Hurricane Sandy in New York City

Based on primary data that documented the impacts of and recovery from Hurricane Sandy in New York City, researchers identified which of the common indicators reflect vulnerability and resilience to coastal flooding in urban areas. 

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