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Cities Impacts and Adaptation Tool

From the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute, the Cities Impacts and Adaptation Tool (CIAT) was a result of the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities (G-LACC) project. This online climate adaptation planning support tool was designed to support decision makers at the municipal level in the Great Lakes Region. The goal was to create a tool that can be used by stakeholders to synthesize, communicate, and apply climate-relevant knowledge for urban resilience under different climate scenarios.

Related Organizations: University of Michigan

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Weather We Don't Recognize: How climate change is affecting the Midwest’s weather and how communities are responding

May 2015

Island Press and the National Wildlife Federation collaborated to produce this report which summarizes the major findings of the 2014 National Climate Assessment for the Midwest, and highlights how communities are responding to the impacts of climate change.

Related Organizations: National Wildlife Federation, Island Press

Author or Affiliated User: Sandra Tassel

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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DC Water Green Infrastructure, Clean Rivers Project (District of Columbia/Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland)

May 2015

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), the District of Columbia, the U. S. Department of Justice and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have established an agreement which allows DC Water to pursue an integrated green/gray infrastructure approach to reduce combined sewer overflows into rivers and to capture rainwater. The agreement addresses water quality and supply issues in the Rock Creek and Potomac watersheds which traverse Maryland, Virginia, and the District.

Related Organizations: District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water), District of Columbia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Climate Change and Human Health in New Hampshire: An Impact Assessment

May 2015

Prepared by the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire, this report provides an assessment of past and projected future climate change in New Hampshire, summarizes current knowledge on the health impacts of climate change, and outlines the potential climate-related human health impacts in New Hampshire in the coming decades.

Related Organizations: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Bounce Forward – Urban Resilience in an Era of Climate Change

May 2015

Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project in 2013, with support from The Kresge Foundation. An output of the project, this report proposes a framework for planning and taking action on urban resilience - drawing on a literature review and a series of consultations of organizers, researchers, planners, and others actively involved.

Related Organizations: Island Press, The Kresge Foundation

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Tracking Coastal Adaptation: Implementing California’s Innovative Sea Level Rise Planning Database

May 2015

Tracking Coastal Adaptation is a policy brief from the UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment regarding A. B. 2516, a 2014 law that requires California to develop a publicly accessible online database of sea-level rise planning actions taken by state agencies and selected other entities.  This policy brief provides recommendations to the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA), Ocean Protection Council (OPC), and California Legislature regarding how to harness A. B. 2516 to enhance coastal climate change preparedness in California.

Related Organizations: Susanne Moser Research and Consulting, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Megan M. Herzog, Susanne C. Moser, Sarah Newkirk

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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SAFR Connecticut Connections: Building-up a resilient development and transportation network to support vulnerable communities

May 1, 2015

The State Agencies For Resilience (SAFR) Connecticut Connections report is a proposal for the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) implemented by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The NDRC is making nearly $1 billion in funds available to communities impacted by natural disasters from 2011-2013.  HUD preselected the State of Connecticut as an eligible applicant for this grant. Within the State of Connecticut, Fairfield and New Haven counties were determined by HUD to be the most impacted and distressed areas.

Related Organizations: Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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California EO B-30-15: Establishing 2030 CA emissions target, Adaptation initiatives

April 29, 2015

In April 2015, Governor Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown signed Executive Order B-30-15 (EO) establishing a new interim greenhouse gas reduction target of 40 percent below 1990 levels and directing state agencies to take additional actions to prepare for the impacts of climate change. The EO requires consideration of climate change impacts in the State's Infrastructure Investment Plan and in all state planning and investment decisions. The EO also sets principles for the states action to address climate impacts and calls for monitoring of state progress.

Related Organizations: State of California

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Clean Water Optimization Tool - Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

April 27, 2015

The Clean Water Optimization Tool is a planning tool for Maryland Eastern Shore communities to develop more cost-effective strategies for reducing stormwater pollution to meet nutrient and sediment reduction goals.

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Mapping Coastal Risks and Social Vulnerability: Current Tools and Legal Risks

April 27, 2015

From North Carolina Sea Grant, this publication is designed for local government officials considering social vulnerability in coastal communities dealing with extreme weather events and increased flooding. Mapping Coastal Risks and Social Vulnerability: Current Tools and Legal Risks outlines available data sets for social vulnerability, their current and potential use, and the associated legal risks in using that information for climate adaptation planning.

Related Organizations: North Carolina Sea Grant

Authors or Affiliated Users: Lisa Schiavinato, Heather Payne

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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