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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Flooding

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Surviving the Storm
Description: Report concludes that the Bay Area is not prepared for a 150-year extreme storm event, which could cause widespread flooding in low-lying areas. Climate change makes such storms more likely. (Bay Council)
Publication Date: Apr 13, 2015
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise /

From Boom to Bust? Climate Change in the Golden State
Description: "This report focuses on California and explores some of the likely economic consequences to the state of continuing on our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, with no significant new national policy or global action to mitigate climate change. . . .
Publication Date: Apr 2, 2015
Topics: Agriculture / California: Statewide / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Sea-Level and Flood Risks: FEMA or Insurance Industry Responses / Water-Supply Related Risks: Insurance Industry Responses /

Adaptation Strategies for Water Utilities
Description: Helps utilities prepare for challenges such as drought, water quality degradation, floods, ecosystem changes, and changes in service demand and use. (Part of EPA's Climate Ready Water Utilities program) Updated in 2015 to include updated climate models,
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Mar 4, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Joint effects of storm surge and sea-level rise on US Coasts: new economic estimates of impacts, adaptation, and benefits of mitigation policy
Description: "Recent literature, the US Global Change Research Program’s National Climate Assessment, and recent events, such as Hurricane Sandy, highlight the need to take better account of both storm surge and sea-level rise (SLR) in assessing coastal risks of clima
Publication Date: Mar 1, 2015
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency: New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report
Description: "Each year, the NPCC reviews recent scientific data on climate change and its potential impacts, and makes recommendations on climate projections for the coming decades to the end of the century. This volume is a continuation of the NPCC assessment proces
Publication Date: Feb 1, 2015
Topics: Flooding / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Executive Order Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input
Description: Requires federal government agencies to take climate change into account in their flood management activities.
Source: United States.
Publication Date: Jan 30, 2015
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise / Sea-Level and Flood Risks: FEMA or Insurance Industry Responses /

From the extreme to the mean: Acceleration and tipping points of coastal inundation from sea level rise
Description: "Relative sea level rise (RSLR) has driven large increases in annual water level exceedances (duration and frequency) above minor (nuisance level) coastal flooding elevation thresholds established by the National Weather Service (NWS) at U.S. tide gauges
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Dec 18, 2014
Topics: Flooding / Sea level rise /

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Description: Aggregates in one place tools, data, and maps from federal government agencies. Topics covered include water resources, coastal flood risk, ecosystem vulnerability, food resilience, and human health.
Source: United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2014
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Models and Tools / Sea level rise /

Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report
Description: Synthesis of the IPCC's 5th assessment. "Human influence on the climate is clear. The more we disrupt our climate, the more we risk severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts. We have the means to limit climate change and build a more prosperous, sustai
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Publication Date: Nov 2, 2014
Topics: Agriculture / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea level rise / Temperature /

Flood Resilience: A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Description: "For the water sector, 'flood resilience' refers to the ability of water and wastewater utilities to withstand a flooding event, minimize damage and rapidly recover from disruptions to service.1 Utilities can build resilience by implementing mitigation me
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Sep 5, 2014
Topics: Flooding / Water utilities guidance /

 

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