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South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility 12 January 2021

South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility

Many climate decision support tools have been developed to support a variety of sectors and scales, but evaluation of such tools has only recently begun to take place. The study advances our knowledge of climate decision support tool utility evaluation and demonstrates the impact of a tool within planning contexts.

Western Water Assessment Releases New Snowpack Data User Guide for the Mountain West 12 January 2021

Western Water Assessment Releases New Snowpack Data User Guide for the Mountain West

The guide provides foundational information about snowpack monitoring and data in the Rocky Mountain West to fill a long-standing stakeholder information need.

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment 16 December 2020

New report highlights Alaska's vast, complex, and changing wildfire environment

An intensified pattern of wildfire is emerging in Alaska as rapidly increasing temperatures and longer growing seasons alter the state's environment.

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities 24 November 2020

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities

The webinars will facilitate improved understanding of the Program and the 2021 Funding Opportunity, which will usher in an exciting new phase for the RISA program in responding to decision maker needs, Congressional direction, and strengthening a community of NOAA, federal, state, local, and tribal partners.

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