Ripple Effects: Colorado’s Water Plan is a 2017 update on implementation of the plan that was published by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in 2015 - outlining two years of progress. Three main values are intended to guide the document: a productive economy, especially in the agricultural and tourism sectors; efficient water infrastructure; and a strong environment with healthy watersheds and wildlife. Many of the water plan’s objectives and strategies focused on climate change impacts to these focal sectors, and have been implemented according to this progress report.
Related Organizations: Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)
Author or Affiliated User: Megan Holcomb
Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting
MN EO 19-37: Establishing the Climate Change Subcabinet and the Governor's Advisory Council on Climate Change to Promote Coordinated Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Strategies in the State of Minnesota
December 2, 2019
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Order 19-37 establishes a Climate Change Subcabinet to be comprised of leaders from across 15 state departments and agencies. The Subcabinet will identify state policies and strategies to build climate resilience, and to significantly mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The order acknowledges the disparities facing vulnerable populations, and commits Minnesota to develop climate adaptation strategies with and for frontline communities.
Related Organizations: State of Minnesota
Resource Category: Law and Governance
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Joined January 7, 2020
In 2014, Prince George’s County, a Class 5 Community Rating System (CRS) community, prepared a repetitive loss area analysis (RLAA) report through its Department of Environmental Protection. CRS is a voluntary program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the National Flood Insurance Program that allows participating local governments to earn discounts on their residents’ flood insurance premiums. Prince George's County commissioned the report to inform the development of its hazard mitigation plan due to an increase in the number of repetitive loss properties in the county.
Related Organizations: Prince George’s County Department of the Environment
Resource Category: Planning
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a leading conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. TNC is joining with policy makers, community members, businesses, scientists, industry leaders and others to slow the pace of climate change. TNC is developing science-based adaptation strategies to safeguard habitats around the world, and ensure that the habitats continue to provide for the people who rely on them, while also creating pilot projects to help regions develop their own adaptation plans.
Black Emergency Managers Association International
Joined January 8, 2020