A Green Costa Rican COVID-19 Recovery: Aligning Costa Rica's Decarbonization Investments with Economic Recovery
In this report, the authors assess how the implementation of Costa Rica's National Decarbonization Plan, which would lead to an unprecedented economic transformation, could contribute to a just and robust COVID-19 recovery.
Feb 24, 2022
Adaptive Water Management in the Face of Uncertainty: Integrating Machine Learning, Groundwater Modeling and Robust Decision Making
This study examines climate change and water resources management challenges facing water suppliers in drought-prone regions.
Dec 21, 2021
Water Planning for the Uncertain Future: An Interactive Guide to the Use of Methods for Decisionmaking Under Deep Uncertainty (DMDU) for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Water Resources Planning
Recent climatic shifts are likely to continue to affect water resources management in significant but uncertain ways. This tool provides information about decisionmaking under deep uncertainty methods—specifically, Robust Decision Making.
Mar 8, 2021
Planificación De Infraestructura Hídrica Para El Futuro Incierto En América Latina: Un Enfoque Eficiente En Costos Y Tiempo Para Tomar Decisiones Robustas De Infraestructura, Con Un Estudio De Caso En Mendoza, Argentina
El presente estudio demuestra la utilidad del enfoque de Toma de Decisiones Robustas para evaluar la vulnerabilidad y las oportunidades de adaptación de la gestión de los recursos hídricos en Mendoza, Argentina.
Feb 11, 2021
The authors explore U.S. Air Force squadron restationing and range upgrade options that can maximize access to advanced live training ranges while evaluating cost and risk measures associated with these options.
Feb 5, 2021
The Benefits and Costs of Decarbonizing Costa Rica's Economy: Informing the Implementation of Costa Rica's National Decarbonization Plan Under Uncertainty
The authors evaluate the benefits and costs of Costa Rica's National Decarbonization Plan, using a novel methodology for planning under deep uncertainty, and find a net economic benefit in virtually all scenarios.
Nov 24, 2020
Meeting Climate, Mobility, and Equity Goals in Transportation Planning Under Wide-Ranging Scenarios: A Demonstration of Robust Decision Making
Robust Decision Making offers a promising complement and possibly future alternative to current prediction-based and scenario approaches that could help planners better manage in today's conditions of fast-paced change.
May 21, 2020
Preparing for Future Droughts in Lima, Peru: Enhancing Lima's Drought Management Plan to Meet Future Challenges
This study evaluates the performance of Lima, Peru's current drought management plan against future droughts and proposes augmentations, and it recommends ways to ensure that the drought management plan performs will in the uncertain future.
May 14, 2019
Decision Support Tool for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Levees Investment Strategy: Documentation and Use
This report describes the decision support tool and underlying methodology used to support the development of a levee investment strategy for the California Delta Stewardship Council.
Mar 7, 2019
Adapting Land Use and Water Management Plans to a Changing Climate in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida
This report addresses the vulnerability to flooding, saltwater intrusion, and related issues in Southeast Florida and describes a model and decision support tool to help regional planners and decisionmakers better focus on the most vulnerable areas.
Jun 6, 2018
This manual explains how to use the Defensive Space Analysis Tool (DSPAT), which was developed to compare alternative approaches to space control in terms of their mission effectiveness, feasibility, escalation risk, and political cost.
Jan 5, 2018
This report analyzes how the U.S. Army can improve its distribution of heavy secondary items that account for a small proportion of the overall number of items the Army must ship to users but comprise a large proportion of the weight it ships.
Aug 14, 2017
Evaluation of the Jinan City Water Ecological Development Implementation Plan and Recommendations for Improvement
RAND evaluated potential effects of uncertain projections of demand and climate change on the ability of the Jinan Municipal Water Resources Bureau to meet its long-term water resources goals for Shandong Province's capital city.
Mar 9, 2017
Strengthening Prior Service–Civil Life Gains and Continuum of Service Accessions into the Army's Reserve Components
This report combines quantitative and qualitative methods to understand service member decisions upon exiting the Regular Army, particularly the decisions of whether, when, and how to affiliate with the Reserve Component.
Sep 27, 2016
Using High-Performance Computing to Support Water Resource Planning: A Workshop Demonstration of Real-Time Analytic Facilitation for the Colorado River Basin
This document summarizes a workshop exploring the use of high-performance computing to support real-time analytic facilitation of multiscenario natural resource management planning.
Aug 25, 2016
This report examines how private employer health exchanges function, how they may affect employers and employees, and the possible implications for the Affordable Care Act's Small Business Health Options Program Marketplaces.
May 9, 2016
Analysis to Support Louisiana's Flood Risk and Resilience Program and Application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition
RAND helped Louisiana develop an application to the Natural Disaster Resilience Competition. RAND performed a quantitative analysis of flood risk reduction under different amounts of flood mitigation investment in three Louisiana parishes.
Mar 1, 2016
This report assesses challenges for unit cohesion from integrating women into special operations forces and provides analytical support for validating occupational standards for positions controlled by U.S. Special Operations Command.
Dec 16, 2015