15 January 2013
For over 15 years, NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning' and public policy. The program's new 2012 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2012.
11 December 2012
NOAA has released a report that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century based on a comprehensive synthesis of existing scientific literature. Scientists have very high confidence (greater than 90% chance) that global mean sea level will rise at least 8 inches (0.2 meter) and no more than 6.6 feet (2.0 meters) by 2100.
7 December 2012
The CPO-funded NOAA-RISA Western Water Assessment helped develop an introductory webinar for water resource professionals that will introduce a pilot training program on assessing climate change impacts on water resources.
5 October 2012
On the Rio Grande—historically the wellspring for more than five million people in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico—coping with scarcity has become a reality, and water management and use in the region may be a leading example of how to adapt to drier times.