RAND CRC 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.
Projects on Climate Resilience
RAND has a long history of conducting research on policy and planning challenges related to environmental, infrastructure, and community resilience. In recent years, RAND researchers have expanded upon this experience by establishing the Climate Resilience Center, which develops new analytic tools and frameworks and science-based approaches to support decisionmaking and resilience planning for planners and stakeholders in coastal areas, cities and large metropolitan regions, as well as in communities that are vulnerable to physical and societal threats and stresses.
CRC researchers work closely with public, private, not-for-profit, and philanthropic clients and decisionmakers who are confronting the challenge of improving resilience to climate-influenced risks as well as both natural and man-made disasters. Through these engagements, we have helped implement innovative planning processes and establish best practices for policy research in this emerging field. CRC's growing body of work focuses on: