Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Webinar Recording Now Available: “Environmental Justice/Service Equity: An Equitable Future Within the Water Utility Realm” 23 September 2020

Webinar Recording Now Available: “Environmental Justice/Service Equity: An Equitable Future Within the Water Utility Realm”

This webinar was the second in a series that explores science and research topics relevant to the “Managing Water Resources Along the Coast” community of practice.

New Interactive Tool: Water Utilities and Climate 23 September 2020

New Interactive Tool: Water Utilities and Climate

A background on the effects of climate on stormwater and wastewater services

Called a story map, the interactive tool provides a background on stormwater and wastewater services for decision makers, scientists, and others working with or providing climate information and data for water utilities.

MERT Hosts Successful Virtual Focus Group Identifying West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Climate Science Needs 22 September 2020

MERT Hosts Successful Virtual Focus Group Identifying West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries Climate Science Needs

Participants identified rising ocean temperatures, ocean acidification, deoxygenation, harmful algal blooms, extreme events, and the ability to predict and project these changes at scales meaningful to sanctuaries as the most pressing needs.

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation 19 August 2020

New Report on Drought and Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to the Intermountain West’s economy, but the future viability of many businesses—particularly small businesses—in the industry is threatened by their drought vulnerabilities and the region’s projected increases in drought severity and frequency.

NIDIS highlights 2019 achievements in first ever Annual Report 29 July 2020

NIDIS highlights 2019 achievements in first ever Annual Report

The Report provides insight into the many accomplishments of the program over the previous year and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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