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Location

United States
37° 48' 31.0572" N, 122° 23' 30.8616" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is responsible for the protection of and development in San Francisco Bay. Recently, BCDC has endeavored to update its long-term planning and guidance document to include the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise. Through this planning process, multiple supporting reports and partnerships have been developed that detail potential climate impacts and adaptation strategies available to the region.

Location

United States
58° 18' 5.5872" N, 134° 25' 18.6384" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Tongass Futures Roundtable brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss economic, cultural, and ecological issues pertaining to the Tongass National Forest and Southeast Alaska. The Tongass National Forest is the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rainforest and houses multiple endangered and rare flora and fauna. The Roundtable has worked with the U.S. Forest Service to protect vast tracts of the Tongass National Forest and also works with partners on restoration projects throughout Southeast Alaska.

Location

United States
37° 49' 4.1232" N, 122° 19' 43.1184" W

Project Summary/Overview

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has developed mitigation and adaptation strategies to address the effects of climate change on water resources in the San Francisco Bay Area. These strategies include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, incorporating climate change into planning efforts, and creating a monitoring and response plan to inform planning for infrastructure and water quantity and quality in the face of climate change.

Location

United States
33° 57' 25.308" N, 117° 24' 19.4256" W

Project Summary/Overview

Water planners have been struggling to incorporate the impacts of climate change into their planning process due to the inherent uncertainties in regards to the type and magnitude of impacts that will be experienced at the local level. To help water planners incorporate climate change into their long-term plans, the RAND Corporation piloted the Robust Decisionmaking (RDM) tool in the Southern California region in collaboration with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA).

Location

82222 Lance Creek, WY
United States
43° 1' 56.8848" N, 104° 38' 30.8508" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) is a coalition formed in 2007 to help water and wastewater utilities prepare for the impacts of climate change. WUCA is dedicated to collaborating on climate change issues affecting drinking water utilities. Members are located throughout the United States from southern California to New York City. Some of these members are now engaged in the Piloting Utility Modeling Applications for Climate Change project, which seeks to identify the best climate modeling tools and data to assist utilities respond to climate change.

Location

2700 NE 135th St
33181 Miami, FL
United States
25° 54' 3.3516" N, 80° 8' 37.2264" W

Project Summary/Overview

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) completed the Sea Level Rise Project in 2005. The study examined the effects of sea level rise on seven coastal counties under the purview of the SFRPC and the Treasure Coast Florida Regional Planning Council. Inundation maps for each county were created and are available for public use.

Location

2642 HI HI 340
96793 Waihee-waiehu, HI
United States
20° 56' 31.7832" N, 156° 30' 49.3452" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Waihe’e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge was purchased by the Maui Coastal Land Trust in 2004. Since 2011, the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust has managed the site. The refuge has a total area of 277 acres containing vital habitats such as wetlands and marine shoreline and has one of the largest remaining, intact sand dune systems in all of Hawaii. The site is also a place of historical significance in the Hawaiian culture. Climate change will have unavoidable impacts on the site, particularly due to sea level rise.

Location

United States
55° 10' 43.9248" N, 170° 30' 28.1268" W

Project Summary/Overview

The North Pacific Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity (NPCREP) program is charged with conducting research on ecosystem responses to climate variability in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Research conducted through this program will improve scientific understanding and guidance for marine resource management in the North Pacific Ocean.

Location

United States
67° 9' 21.1824" N, 96° 30' 14.0616" W

Project Summary/Overview

Permafrost in Northern Canada provides a foundation upon which ecosystems and human communities can build. Increased air temperatures associated with climate change are expected to thaw or melt permafrost across the region; land use decisions and plans need to adjust to these changing climate conditions. This study will provide scientific understanding and tools to assist land use planning and management decisions within the context of climate change in Canada’s northern communities in Inuvialuit, Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, and Yukon.

Location

United States
42° 8' 37.8816" N, 70° 5' 33.9828" W

Project Summary/Overview

The StormSmart Coasts Network was piloted in 2008 in Massachusetts and has since been expanded to include Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, and Florida; sites in progress include Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. There are plans to expand to other coastal states as well. The program works to provide local coastal communities and decision makers with up-to-date and relevant information on storms, flooding, sea level rise, and climate change.

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