Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

Predicting vulnerability to flood in two Midwestern communities 3 November 2016

Predicting vulnerability to flood in two Midwestern communities

A study partially funded by CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program and published in Climatic Change revealed with modeling experiments on two Midwestern communities that various precipitation scenarios represent different states of vulnerability depending on the adaptive capability of their stormwater systems.

Missouri River basin sensitive to decadal climate variability 26 October 2016

Missouri River basin sensitive to decadal climate variability

A CPO-funded study published in the Journal of Hydrometeorology found after simulation experiments that climate variability phenomena can greatly influence water availability of the Missouri River basin.

In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2016 awards 3 October 2016

In support of the National Integrated Drought Information System, SARP announces 2016 awards

  • To support the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP)’s Coping with Drought Initiative will fund six new two-year research projects in FY16, for a total of $1.7 million. 
SARP funds 6 new projects to help decision makers build resilience to extreme events 3 October 2016

SARP funds 6 new projects to help decision makers build resilience to extreme events

To help decision makers better prepare for and respond to climate-related impacts and extreme events, CPO’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) will fund six new two-year projects in FY16 for a total of $1.4 million

New NOAA product improves early warning of drought 23 September 2016

New NOAA product improves early warning of drought

Farmers, ranchers, and water resource managers will now have more time to prepare for potentially damaging drought conditions thanks to a new early warning product now available online.

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