California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment 26 January 2021

California-Nevada RISA Develops Nevada Climate Assessment

The first formal state climate assessment for Nevada, it covers heat, drought, snow loss, flood and wildfire risk changes associated with impacts to public health, water resources, habitats, recreation and hospitality, and agriculture and ranching.

Study Finds Increasing Widespread Western U.S. Fire Danger and Fire Suppression Resource Strain 21 January 2021

Study Finds Increasing Widespread Western U.S. Fire Danger and Fire Suppression Resource Strain

Widespread fire danger and fire activity during active fire seasons can overwhelm fire suppression resource capacity, limiting the effectiveness of managing fires and potentially increasing fire impacts.

South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility 12 January 2021

South Central RISA Study Finds their Climate Hazard Assessment Tool has High Utility

Many climate decision support tools have been developed to support a variety of sectors and scales, but evaluation of such tools has only recently begun to take place. The study advances our knowledge of climate decision support tool utility evaluation and demonstrates the impact of a tool within planning contexts.

Western Water Assessment Releases New Snowpack Data User Guide for the Mountain West 12 January 2021

Western Water Assessment Releases New Snowpack Data User Guide for the Mountain West

The guide provides foundational information about snowpack monitoring and data in the Rocky Mountain West to fill a long-standing stakeholder information need.

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina 16 December 2020

Research improves drought communication to decision makers in North Carolina

A recently completed project developed recommendations to better communicate drought to decision makers and resources that present user-driven drought information in infographics and fact sheets.

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