Climate Resilience Newsletters

Keep up to date on the latest research, commentary and events from the Climate Resilience Center with our quarterly newsletter.

Latest Newsletter

  • Traffic barriers with a sign reading "Road Closed High Water" on the roadside near Washington Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA. Photo by Jordan Fischbach / RAND Corporation

    Latest Work on Resiliency, Decarbonization, and Disaster Recovery

    Dec 16, 2020

    In the past year, RAND has worked to spearhead research on urban stormwater management in a changing climate, our RAND colleagues working with the Homeland Security Operations Analysis Center have released new publications describing our efforts developing hurricane recovery plans for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and researchers have also begun working to support decarbonization efforts in Latin America.

Past Newsletters

  • Denver Union Station train depot in downtown Denver, Colorado. Photo by tvirbickis / Getty Images

    Highlighting Collaborative Efforts to Meet Interconnected Climate Adaptation Challenges

    Jun 10, 2020

    This newsletter highlights collaborative, cross-agency efforts to grapple with fundamentally interconnected climate adaptation challenges that span many jurisdictions and policy domains. Effective collaboration is an essential part of working to simultaneously address and resolve the complex resilience challenges faced by communities across the nation.

  •  A man rides a downhill mountain bike trail in Costa Rica, photo by GibsonPictures/AdobeStock

    Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Costa Rica's National Decarbonization Plan

    Mar 6, 2020

    This newsletter highlights some of the long-term plans that RAND researchers have collaborated on to account for the significant, yet uncertain, impacts of climate change. Research features include the Mid-Atlantic hazard mitigation planning tool and a project aimed at developing a robust water strategy for Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Great Blue Heron on a frozen jetty on the Chesapeake Bay, photo by flownaksala / Getty Images

    Introducing the RAND Climate Resilience Center (CRC)

    Jun 3, 2019

    This newsletter introduces the RAND Climate Resilience Center's new name, which broadens our focus to all things climate resilience. Research highlights include the MARISA Seasonal Climate Impacts Summary and Outlook quarterly series and a project aimed a building resilience in Jamaica Bay, New York.

  • Diggers working from a barge during the Barataria Basin landbridge shoreline protection

    RAND's Support of Louisiana's 2017 Coastal Master Plan

    Jun 13, 2017

    Research highlights include RAND's role as a key partner in helping the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) develop its 2012 and 2017 Coastal Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast; and Pittsburgh's Resilience Strategy, developed in partnership with RAND, which will guide long-term, sustainable development in the region.

  • An aerial photo of a flood-affected area of northern Colorado along the Big Thompson River which has been declared a federal disaster area in September 2013

    Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural Hazards

    Sep 1, 2016

    New research includes work on exposures from natural hazards; key issues confronting the private sector in disaster recovery financing; and experts from the RAND Corporation and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory explore using high-performance computing to support natural resource management planning.

  • David Groves and Jordan Fischbach

    Welcome to the Water and Climate Resilience Newsletter

    Apr 1, 2016

    In the first quarterly newsletter for the RAND Water and Climate Resilience Center, RAND researchers weigh in on the COP21 climate negotiations; and new publications include analysis to support Louisiana's flood risk and resilience program and application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition.