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Understanding Risks of Extreme Precipitation Events

posted Jul 11, 2014, 10:00 AM by Cariad Garratt
Pinna has completed a second project with the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium involving the facilitation of a multi-agency workshop and authoring of a report about the potential for increases in extreme precipitation due to our changing climate, the potential risks associated with these changes, and opportunities for improving our collective response to reduce the impacts of the events.  The Future of Atmospheric Rivers and Actions to Reduce Impacts on British Columbians report summarizes input from climate scientists, weather forecasters, and responders from the BC provincial and local governments that have experience with on the ground response to major rain events.  The report also highlights insights from mapping potential areas of vulnerability based on geophysical and social characteristics, and priority actions for moving forward.