Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation

Risk Sciences International has extensive and unique experience in those key domains required to help organizations adapt to climate change: applied meteorology, engineering climatology, climate science, hydrology, social and behavioral science, risk assessment and management, and IT-based decision-support.

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Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
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RSI provides climate risk assessment and management (including policy and program evaluative services) across a range of sectors.

Natural Resource Sectors and Systems

  • agriculture;
  • forestry;
  • mining; and
  • water resources (including flood hazard assessment).

Built Environments

  • buildings;
  • coastal infrastructure;
  • electricity (generation, transmission, distribution);
  • transportation; and
  • municipal water, storm water, and waste water systems.

Social and Health Services

  • emergency management; and
  • public health.

RSI climate risk assessments frequently include the use of the RSI Climate Analytical System. This system houses large stores of quality-controlled historical climate and weather data, future projected climate data from all of the most recent Global Climate models (GCMs of the AR5 generation), as well as the outputs of various regional climate models. These data are available for much of North America and many other parts of the globe. Together, the system’s databases and build-in computational capacity allow for the efficient import and processing of new data sets and their use in the development of new, decision-related climate information. Outputs of the RSI climate system, and related reports have informed assessments in many locations across North America and internationally. A user-friendly, client-facing version of this system is now available via the web, as the Climate Change Hazards Information Portal (CCHIP).