Rutgers alum and Swiss Re Natural Hazards expert Dr.Megan Linkin evaluated a handful of major historical events that have impacted the Northeast. A few of these events, when recreated with today's exposures, produced insured damages in the tens of billions, much like Hurricane Sandy in this new report.
Climate Change and Water Resources: We know the issues - what do we do about them? American Water Resources Association. June 15-17, 2015, New Orleans., More information here.
NJFloodmapper.org and NJAdapt.org to show where flood risks are by neighborhood
Read about how NJFloodmapper.org and NJAdapt.org are helping New Jersey coastal towns understand how to deal with future storms. Read an article about it in this Asbury Park Press article.
Check out NJADAPT!
NJADAPT launched! A collaborative effort of scientists and data managers in academia, government, the private sector and NGO community who have developed a strategic plan for a New Jersey platform to host and apply climate science impacts and data. Includes a Flood Exposure Profile for community discussions about hazard impacts (e.g., maps of people, places and assets at risks); NJ Flood Mapper a user friendly visualization tool for flooding hazards and sea level rise; Getting to Resilience a tool to help communities reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness (including how to obtain points through FEMA's Community Rating System). Includes reports such as New Jersey's Coastal Flood Exposure; Modeling the Fate Of New Jersey's Salt Marshes Under Sea Level Rise; NJ Property Value Impacts Case Study and audio visual Story Maps related to several NJ communities (Toms River Township, Tuckerton Borough, Newark-East Ferry) and climate related topics (Salt Marshes and Coastal Flood Exposure). Visit NJADAPT here and see press coverage here.
Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society 'Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience' National Summit is November 1-6, 2014. The summit brings together coastal management and restoration communities. For more information and to register, click here.