Developing Robust Strategies for Climate Change and Other Risks
A Water Utility Framework
RAND researchers and collaborators present a comprehensive approach for water utilities to assess climate risks to their systems and evaluate adaptation strategies. The approach, based on Robust Decision Making, is demonstrated through pilot studies with two water utilities: Colorado Springs Utilities and New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
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Table of Contents
Introduction and Motivation
The Robust Decision Making Framework
Colorado Springs Utilities — Climate Risk Assessment in an Integrated Water Resource Plan
Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Risk Management for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Colorado Springs Utilities Pilot Study Supplemental Material
New York City Department of Environmental Protection Pilot Study Supplemental Material
Case Studies of Utility Vulnerability Assessments
The research described in this report was prepared for the Water Research Foundation and conducted in the Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program within RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment.
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