Climate Program Office News

Updated and Improved High-Impact Events Database Cataloging Developed by Western Water Assessment Catalogs Historical Weather and Climate Events in the Intermountain West 2 June 2022

Updated and Improved High-Impact Events Database Cataloging Developed by Western Water Assessment Catalogs Historical Weather and Climate Events in the Intermountain West

The recently updated High-Impact Weather and Climate Events Database is a resource collection of significant weather and climate-related events in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.

New Utah Hazard Planning Tool Created by Western Water Assessment Provides Resources on Historic, Current, and Future Natural Hazards in the West 2 June 2022

New Utah Hazard Planning Tool Created by Western Water Assessment Provides Resources on Historic, Current, and Future Natural Hazards in the West

The newly released Utah Hazard Planning Tool provides resources about the historical incidence, current risk, and future projections of natural hazards in the state of Utah.

Feb. 26 Webinar: SARP/RISA Project Supports Colorado Water Managers 15 February 2018

Feb. 26 Webinar: SARP/RISA Project Supports Colorado Water Managers

The SARP-funded work improved water utilities' ability to make decisions despite extreme conditions

Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director 16 June 2014

Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director

Lisa Dilling, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the new director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA), an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities related to climate, particularly in the area of water resources.

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow 10 February 2014

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow

Research funded by the RISA program was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The publication - Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow - is a synthesis of studies on Colorado River streamflow projections that examines methodological and model differences and their implications for water management. 

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