Wondering how you can help flood victims? Contribute to long-term flood resilience in a community near you.

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Wondering how you can help flood victims? Contribute to long-term flood resilience in a community near you.

The recent devastation in Texas, Florida, South Asia and other areas has drawn a lot of attention to big questions about climate, development and the risk of future disasters. But if history is any guide, the attention to those questions can ebb as the waters recede. Events like these offer a stark reminder that if […]

TEX Responds to Hurricane Harvey

TEX works with communities to improve their resilience by leveraging Earth and space science to prepare for and mitigate the threats posed by destructive storms, flood and other hazards. Flood Forum USA supports grassroots flood groups across the country by helping them develop strategies for a sustainable future, and TEX is working with ten of their […]

As Summers Bring Searing Heat, Cities Turn to Innovative Maps 

By Anne Johnson The heat of the summer is not just a nuisance but a significant public health threat. In most years, extreme heat causes more deaths than any other type of weather-related disaster. The danger is most acute for elderly people, who are more vulnerable to the effects of heat, and for people living […]

Urban Resilience Summit Brings Resilience Leaders from Around the World

During the week of July 24, 2017, an impressive group of experts and practitioners from all over the world gathered in New York City to talk about urban resilience at the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Urban Resilience Summit.  The summit united Chief Resilience Officers (or CROs) and their staff, strategy partners (organizations that provide strategic […]

Communities and Experts Collaborate for Climate Resilience

This article was initially posted in Eos on July 11, 2017.  The Resilience Dialogues program provides resources and expertise to help communities build individualized plans for resilience in the face of climate change. By Nancy D. Lamontagne   Climate change is global, but its effects are felt locally. Although many communities try to plan for […]

Community Climate Resilience Program Announces 10 New Community Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – The Resilience Dialogues, a public-private collaborative effort to help local communities address climate-related vulnerabilities, today announced 10 communities will participate in the collaboration’s beta phase. Through the Resilience Dialogues, the communities will explore their risks from climate variability and change and work through a series of facilitated online dialogues with subject matter […]

Las Vegas Team Assesses Climate Data

Las Vegas

Ajay Kalra and Marco Velotta continue to work together to assess drought risk and vulnerability in Las Vegas. Over the past weeks, the project team has obtained important information including model and climate data, which will help them in determining drought risk. They have also begun creating future climate scenarios for the impact of climate […]

Hermosa Beach TEX team holds first in-person meeting

The Hermosa Beach TEX project team had their first in-person meeting on August 25, 2016 in Hermosa Beach, CA. Lon Peters and community lead Kristy Morris discussed the project workplan , toured potential project sites, and met with Tom Bakaly, Hermosa Beach City Manager. During this meeting, they discussed the likely technologies that could be pursued […]

Pittsburgh Works with Utilities to Streamline Data Collection

The Pittsburgh project team made significant progress toward their goal of developing a robust carbon inventory for the city and its Climate Action Plan. During the partnership’s first month, the team sat down with local utility representatives to discuss procedures for sharing data, as well as the format and resolution that could be expected. The […]

Pamir Mountains Challenge – Hosted by ClimateCoLab

Completed: Do you Have Long Term Goals for Energy Efficiency?

   

Giving Local Experts New Tools

Dr. Dan Wildcat (of Haskell University) and Bull Bennett (of Kiksapa consulting) have been building their relationship with tribal colleges for years. Having worked on environmental issues for the past 20 years Dan Wildcat has built a large network of scientists, potential mentors and students. Bull Bennett has been a mentor for years to both […]