Western Adaptation Alliance – A Collaboration Project for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Extremes

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The project is designed to assist regional urban network managers of the Western Adaptation Alliance (WAA) in communicating with key constituencies in their communities to broaden support for action on climate adaptation, and to improve preparedness. Specifically, this involves (a) inventorying major extreme events of five key climate impacts—temperature extremes, stormwater/floods, drought, fire, and wind—for each WAA city and across the region, (b) recording specific actions taken following those events, (c) developing narratives for each class of impact, and (d) creating a toolkit for the highest priority impact—extreme heat events.