RISA News

Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report 27 October 2020

Palau Faces Stronger Storms, Hotter Weather, and Threats to Ecosystems, Says New Pacific RISA-led Climate Change Report

The report builds upon the Fourth National Climate Assessment, providing the Republic of Palau a closer look at the implications of climate variability and change for a wide range of sectors. 

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough? 26 October 2020

Elevating Houses Can Protect Against Damaging Floods. But How High is High Enough?

Millions of Americans have properties facing the threat of destructive floods, with a cost of up to $25,000 in damages for just one inch of floodwater. To manage that risk, people who live in areas designated as river flood zones often seek to raise their homes—but exactly how high to elevate their homes is both a critical and complicated decision.  

Case Study Highlights Success of CSI-Supported Florida Water and Climate Alliance 21 October 2020

Case Study Highlights Success of CSI-Supported Florida Water and Climate Alliance

As the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FloridaWCA) celebrates its 10th anniversary, some of its members present a case study of its history, achievements, and lessons learned as an example of a successful stakeholder-scientist partnership to incorporate actionable climate information in decision making.

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response 19 October 2020

Natural Disaster Preparations May Aid Businesses’ Pandemic Response

The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have battered small- and medium-sized enterprises, putting millions of jobs in the U.S. at risk. And a year rife with natural disasters has not done the many already struggling businesses any favors.

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events 15 October 2020

Research approach helps identify communities vulnerable to wildfire smoke events

Closer examination to impacts across space and time will help public health officials identify and communicate to the most vulnerable communities as smoke plumes spread.

RSS

RISA

Contact

Dr. Chelsea Combest-Friedman
Social Scientist, Program Director (Acting)
P: (301) 734-1240
email

Caitlin Simpson
Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1251
email

Dr. Ariela Zycherman
Social Scientist, Program Manager
P: (301) 734-1244
email

Sean Bath*
Program Specialist (UCAR)
P: (301) 734-1294
email

ABOUT US

Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. 

CPO HEADQUARTERS

1315 East-West Highway Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910