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United States
25° 44' 19.968" N, 80° 38' 22.7328" W
US

Project Summary

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact was signed by Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties in 2009 to coordinate mitigation and adaptation activities across county lines. The Compact represents a new form of regional climate governance designed to allow local governments to set the agenda for adaptation while providing an efficient means for state and federal agencies to engage with technical assistance and support.

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Presentation to the WICCI Green Bay working group, May 11, 2010.

Overvview of Topics Covered:

  • What the historical record tells us
  • Future scenarios of precipitation 
  • High water impacts
  • Adaptation strategies

 

Location

United States
41° 46' 14.2644" N, 70° 15' 2.8548" W
US
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Project Summary

The Cape Cod Commission has developed disaster preparedness materials to assist local officials and residents prepare for natural coastal hazard risks, including climate change. In addition, the Commission has incorporated climate change considerations into the siting and design of coastal infrastructure. The primary climate impacts that will affect Cape Cod’s coastlines include flooding, sea level rise, erosion, coastal storms, and changes in precipitation.

Location

United States
45° 37' 18.1992" N, 69° 11' 12.3612" W
US

Project Summary

Maine has just begun the process of building adaptation into its climate change framework. The state has been involved in mitigation activities since 2004 and the Legislature directed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop adaptation recommendations in 2009. The recommendations span the built, natural, coastal, and social environments and have been passed on to the State Legislature as of February 2010.

Location

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

Project Summary

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
US

Project Summary

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
Wyoming US

Project Summary

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

38 Murray St
10007 New York , NY
United States
40° 42' 49.5144" N, 74° 0' 34.3908" W
New York US
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Project Summary

New York City is a large emitter of greenhouse gases and will be vulnerable to impacts of climate change such as sea level rise, warming temperatures, and storm surge. In 2007, PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability plan for New York City, was released and outlined for the development of a greener city over the next 25 years.

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Nations threatened by sea level rise are starting to look at how they can work with nature to defend their coastlines. This article from Nature Reports Climate Change discusses the ecological or "soft" engineering approaches being employed from the Netherlands to the Mississippi Delta.

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For resource-dependent communities, such as many First Nations in British Columbia, climate change may increasingly compound existing vulnerabilities as the availability and quality of natural resources that they heavily depend upon decline. Limited resources and capacities for responding to stresses, such as wildfires, floods, and droughts will increasingly constrain their ability to meet basic needs and become self-governing.

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