Ready for Tomorrow: The City of Salem Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation Plan

CDM Smith
Created: 2/24/2015 -

Abstract

Salem recognizes the importance of being prepared for climate change and has produced this Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan (Plan). The Plan investigates some of the most serious climate change impacts, the resulting stresses to different sectors in the City, and outlines project ideas to address some of the most critical issues. The goal for this plan is to identify immediate, actionable adaptation priorities, and incorporate these into existing and future projects and policies. This will make Salem a more resilient City and a great place to live, work, and visit for years to come.

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Keywords

Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Economics
Erosion
Flooding
Flow patterns
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Region
Northeast