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  • An aerial view of Joint Base Langley-Eustis and the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, May 20, 2018, photo by SrA Anthony Nin Leclerec/U.S. Air Force

    Essay

    Civilians and Military Collaborate to Address Climate Change

    May 13, 2020

    The Hampton Roads area in Virginia is home to more than 1.7 million people, a major port, and more military installations than anywhere else in the United States. Its rising sea levels and floods brought together civilian and military officials on a project to mitigate damage and foster resiliency.

  • Flooding in Pittsburgh,  photo by Artem S/Getty Images

    Research Brief

    Green Infrastructure Can Help Manage Rainfall in an Urban Watershed

    Oct 29, 2020

    Urbanization, inadequate investment in aging infrastructure, and more-frequent heavy rainfall events due to climate change have led to sewer overflows, flooding, and reduced water quality in U.S. cities. The challenges of increasing volumes of stormwater can be addressed by a mix of solutions.

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    Jordan R. Fischbach

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in history, Columbia University

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    David G. Groves

    Director, RAND Center for Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Adjunct Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in atmospheric sciences, University of Washington; M.S. in earth systems, Stanford University; B.S. in geological and environmental sciences, Stanford University

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    Benjamin M. Miller

    Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Quality Assurance Manager, RAND Social and Economic Well-Being Division
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in economics, Purdue University

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    Michael T. Wilson

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in environmental science & policy, Harvard University; MUP in urban planning, Harvard University; MLA in landscape architecture, Harvard University; Ph.D. in urban and regional planning, MIT