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The Oyster River Culvert Analysis Project: Final Technical Report

Michael Simpson, Derek Sowers, L. Stack, T. Crosslin, R. Roseen, and C. Lawson
Created: 3/06/2010 - Updated: 3/14/2019

Abstract

Studies have already detected intensification of precipitation events consistent with climate change projections. Communities may have a window of opportunity to prepare, but information sufficiently quantified and localized to support adaptation programs is sparse: published literature is typically characterized by general resilience building or regional vulnerability studies. The Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC observed that adaptation can no longer be postponed pending the effective elimination of uncertainty. Methods must be developed that manage residual uncertainty, providing community leaders with decision-support information sufficient for implementing infrastructure adaptation programs. This study developed a local-scale and actionable protocol for maintaining historical risk levels for communities facing significant impacts from climate change and population growth.

Published On

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Keywords

Region: 
Scale: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Research
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flooding
Precipitation
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Climate Type: 
Temperate

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