WCRC works directly with water planners from utilities and agencies across the United States and internationally to help them address climate change and other long-term challenges in their planning.
Water and Climate Resilience Center
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The RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center, or WCRC, addresses one of the most significant policy challenges of our time: changing how we plan, build, and sustain our societal and physical systems to become more resilient to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This growing need is particularly relevant for water resources management, including freshwater supply, water quality assurance, flood risk management, agricultural and industrial use, and coastal and urban water planning. Water is a key area of concern for climate-influenced disaster risk, from which warming impacts have already been felt in recent decades.
RAND's WCRC conducts policy research and develops innovative tools to support decisionmakers at all levels of government, as well as diverse stakeholders from the private and philanthropic sectors, as they confront challenges presented by climate change. RAND is uniquely suited to bring together cross-disciplinary research teams to identify emerging water and climate resilience challenges, apply state-of-the-art methods to tackle problems from multiple perspectives and address uncertainty that is often ignored, and recommend solutions that are effective and enduring.