Special Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Special Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Drought Management for a Changing Climate

As a result of the global climate crisis, our civil infrastructure, and natural resources interacting with our infrastructure assets, are increasingly experiencing stresses and failures. Projected increases in drought frequency, duration, and severity pose “…multifaceted and widespread impacts on economic, social, health, and environmental conditions.” As a call to action by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineers must play a mission-critical role in drought management now and decades in the future. Accordingly, the ASCE Library presents a special collection of ASCE publications, with important insights into the impacts of drought to our communities. Further, the ASCE addresses engineered solutions “…for managing drought for public water supply, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, water-based recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.” For more information on climate risk and drought management, see Drought Management for a Changing Climate in the ASCE Library.

(The collection is curated by Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Associate Professor, Oregon State University; Dr. Ximing Cai, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. George F. McMahon, Vice President, National Expert, Water Management Arcadis U.S., Inc.; Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Juneseok Lee, Associate Professor, Manhattan College; Mr. Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California; Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis Professor, University of California, Davis; Ms. Gabriela Rendon Herrera, University of California, Davis; Dr. Rosario Sanchez, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; and Dr. Saul Arciniega Esparza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ingenería.)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/drought_management; Image: www.drought.gov)

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ASCE Releases Collection on Drought Management for a Changing Climate

Drought Management for a Changing Climate

As a result of the global climate crisis, our civil infrastructure, and natural resources interacting with our infrastructure assets, are increasingly experiencing stresses and failures. Projected increases in drought frequency, duration, and severity pose “…multifaceted and widespread impacts on economic, social, health, and environmental conditions.” As a call to action by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), civil engineers must play a mission-critical role in drought management now and decades in the future. Accordingly, the ASCE Library presents a special collection of ACE publications, with important insights into the impacts of drought to our communities. Further, the ASCE addresses engineered solutions “…for managing drought for public water supply, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, water-based recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.” For more information on climate risk and drought management, see Drought Management for a Changing Climate in the ASCE Library.

(The collection is curated by Dr. Meghna Babbar-Sebens, Associate Professor, Oregon State University; Dr. Ximing Cai, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; Dr. George F. McMahon, Vice President, National Expert, Water Management Arcadis U.S., Inc.; Dr. J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Senior Bilingual Climate and Water Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Juneseok Lee, Associate Professor, Manhattan College; Mr. Rich Juricich, Principal Engineer, Colorado River Board of California; Dr. Samuel Sandoval Solis Professor, University of California, Davis; Ms. Gabriela Rendon Herrera, University of California, Davis; Dr. Rosario Sanchez, Senior Research Scientist, Texas Water Resources Institute; and Dr. Saul Arciniega Esparza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ingenería.)

© 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.

(Source: https://ascelibrary.org/drought_management; Image: www.drought.gov)

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables engineers, owner-operators, and governments to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2023 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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The American Meteorological Society: Impacts of Climate Change on Wildfire & Drought

The American Meteorological Society: Impacts of Climate Change on Wildfire & Drought

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) presents a new webinar entitled “Impacts of Climate Change on Western Fires and Drought.” Numerous scientific studies warn that climate change is a critical cause for the increasing intensity of wildfire and drought in recent years.

During the AMS webinar, Dr. Andrew Schwartz, lead scientist and station manager at the University of California, Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, explains how an increasingly warming climate is leading to the deadly and destructive natural disasters of wildfire and drought throughout California and other regions.

The University of California, Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory (CSSL) or “Central Sierra Snow Lab” is a research field station specializing in snow physics, snow hydrology, meteorology, climatology, and instrument design. CSSL features one of the best instrumented snow study sites in the world.

AMS Mission: “The American Meteorological Society advances the atmospheric and related sciences, technologies, applications, and services for the benefit of society.” For more information about other webinars hosted by the American Meteorological Society, please contact webinars@ametsoc.org.

© 2022 American Meteorological Society.

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