Tag Archives: Climate Change

The Shore of the Future

​Sea level rise associated with climate change is a clear and growing coast-wide threat facing every resident and business in all of New Jersey’s shoreline communities. Assessing and addressing this risk effectively requires a coast-wide plan of action. The framework for forging a coast-wide response strategy was the focus of a round-table discussion during New Jersey Future’s 2017 Redevelopment Forum. Trenton, New Jersey. Learn more and register... Read more

Wildfires Force U.S. Cities in the West to Reconsider Growth Plans

On Saturday, 600 residents were told to evacuate the small city of Sisters, Oregon, as firefighters worked to slow the eastern crawl of the Milli fire, one of several dozen large fires burning across the west this summer. As the global climate changes, wildfire seasons have become longer and more intense, forcing cities in the West to rethink the way they prevent and respond to fires, and even how they develop. Read more... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. FEMA’s webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Incorporating Climate Adaptation Into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning

​The natural hazards mitigation plan can provide a structured format for addressing effects of climate change within existing planning efforts and provide a starting point for connecting to other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Learn more and register... Read more

Case Study Suggests New Approach to Urban Water Supply

If you live in the developed world, safe water is usually just a faucet-turn away. And yet, global warming, drought conditions, and population growth in coming decades could change that, ushering in an era of uncertain access to water. Now an MIT-based research team has evaluated those potential problems and, based on a case study in Australia, suggested an alternate approach to water planning. Read more... Read more
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