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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico

Created: 4/22/2015 - Updated: 1/24/2019

Abstract

The San Juan Bay (Puerto Rico) National Estuary Program used EPA’s publication, “Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans” to create a risk-based climate change vulnerability assessment. This video describes some climate change impacts that are already affecting San Juan, documents why the San Juan Bay National Estuary Program undertook this vulnerability assessment project, and explains the benefits of conducting the study.

Published On

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Erosion
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Climate Type: 
Tropical
Subtropical
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural

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