Low Impact Development Manual for Coastal South Carolina

Location

United States
32° 45' 0.8496" N, 79° 54' 8.8668" W
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Author Name(s): 
Blaik Keppler, Greg Hoffman, Sadie Drescher, April Turner, Katie Ellis
Summary: 

The Low Impact Development (LID) Manual for Coastal South Carolina project is supported by years of outreach and research led by the South Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) and South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. The project includes key leaders in the area that serve on the LID Manual Advisory Committee, and incorporates public trainings/meetings throughout the process. The final product will be a guidance document defined and vetted by end users.

Resilient Monroe Resource Atlas

Location

United States
41° 54' 59.1624" N, 83° 23' 51.756" W
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Organization: 
Summary: 

Resilient Monroe is a land-use planning and community design project in southeast Michigan sponsored by the City of Monroe, Frenchtown Charter Township and Monroe Charter Township. Together, these three local governments are planning for successful, resilient community adaptation to the social, environmental and economic challenges presented by climate change.

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles

Location

United States
34° 5' 9.7044" N, 118° 12' 46.4076" W
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Summary: 

Over the next century, sea level rise in the Los Angeles region is expected to match global projections with an increase of 0.1 - 0.6 m (5 - 24 inches) from 2000 to 2050 and 0.4 - 1.7 m (17 - 66 inches) from 2000 to 2100. Tides, wave-driven runup, and storm surge sometimes cause coastal flooding in Southern California, especially when big wave storms occur at or near peak high tides.

Starting Climate Adaptation Where Community Concerns Exist in Elkford, British Columbia

Location

United States
50° 1' 28.434" N, 114° 55' 24.708" W
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Summary: 

Grizzly bears, moose, mountain goats, deer, elk—all call Elkford, British Columbia home. Wild at Heart is the community slogan and the area is known as the wilderness capitol of British Columbia. As a Rocky Mountain town, the local economy is dependent on the surrounding natural resources—coal mining, logging and increasingly, tourism. How does a community that values it wilderness, wildlife, and depends on the natural resources adapt to climate change? By finding solutions that are in sync with community values.

Typology of Smallholder Vulnerability to Weather Extremes with Regard to Food Security in the Peruvian Altiplano

Location

United States
14° 46' 29.5788" S, 70° 55' 39.8424" W
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Author Name(s): 
Diana Sietz, Sabino Edgar Mamani Choque, Matthias K.B. Lüdeke
Summary: 

Smallholder livelihoods in the Peruvian Altiplano (central Andes) are frequently threatened by weather extremes, including droughts, frosts and heavy rainfall. A project was undertaken to investigate characteristics of smallholder households that explain the link between climate vulnerability and food security. This study revealed distinct groups of smallholders with regard to their ability to meet food requirements. Taking up the basic concept of pattern analysis, vulnerability was assessed based on similarities at the household level.

Climate Change and Coastal Adaptation Options for the Great Lakes

Location

United States
45° 34' 41.394" N, 80° 56' 50.1576" W
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Summary: 

In 2003, a collaborative effort was launched to assess the likely impacts climate change may pose to communities in Ontario living in the coastal zones of the Great Lakes and develop adaptation options. Information was gathered using extensive literature reviews, public workshops, and modeling. The data and adaptation options were discussed with the public via five workshops held throughout the Great Lakes Ontario region. A final report was released in 2006.

Rein in the Runoff: Michigan’s Spring Lake Stormwater Management Project

Location

United States
43° 4' 37.0668" N, 86° 11' 49.1892" W
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Summary: 

Over the past few decades, stormwater has increased pollutant loads in Spring Lake, Michigan. In 2007, a collaborative team of researchers began working with the community of Spring Lake to develop an integrated assessment of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce local stormwater impacts. The integrated assessment process involved a detailed assessment of natural, economic, and social issues, future population growth scenarios, and an analysis of potential BMPs.

London, Ontario’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

Location

United States
42° 59' 13.02" N, 81° 14' 35.4372" W
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Summary: 

The City of London, Ontario, is surrounded by dikes and dams. Changing precipitation patterns, including the duration and frequency of events, may occur in a changing climate and compromise the infrastructure that supports the City of London. To better prepare for the adverse impacts of climate change, the city collaborated with the University of Western Ontario’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to assess future precipitation patterns and resulting effects on the city’s infrastructure.

New York’s Climate Smart Communities Program

Location

United States
42° 46' 33.78" N, 74° 58' 14.5308" W
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Summary: 

The New York Climate Smart Communities program is a partnership between local communities and six state agencies designed to address climate change. Communities voluntarily sign the Climate Smart Communities Pledge and receive technical support and guidance from state agencies. As of April 2013, one hundred and fifteen communities are part of the program; most are located along the Atlantic and Great Lakes coasts.

Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Communities: Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies

Location

United States
46° 28' 55.2144" N, 84° 34' 21.9144" W
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Organization: 
Summary: 

Coastal wetlands in the Great Lakes region will be impacted by climate change. Namely, changes in water level could have dire consequences for existing wetlands and dependent bird and fish communities. To examine the impacts climate change may cause to coastal wetlands, project staff assessed vulnerabilities and evaluated adaptation options.