This presentation features the story of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project – a partnership effort between the State of Arizona, the City of Flagstaff and the Coconino National Forest to help reduce the risk of devastating wildfire and post-fire flooding in the Rio de Flag and Lake Mary watersheds
This presentation features a study of the urban tree canopy in the Denver metro region and how it is being used to advance urban heat island mitigation. Denver staff will share their community’s approach to this work, sharing what tools are available to cities interested in engaging on this issue.
WAA member communities and interested colleagues were invited to view a presentation on the Colorado River Basin Study
(http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/programs/crbstudy.html) and participate in a facilitated conversation on implications these findings present for water resource management in Western cities.
Participants learned about the scenario planning approach used in the study, considered options and strategies the study explored to help resolve water supply and demand imbalances, and offered input
to the Bureau of Reclamation.
PLEASE NOTE: The first several minutes of this webinar recording contains some audio distortion. To skip forward to Carly’s full presentation, please advance the video to minute 8:11.
In support of the Western Adaptation Alliance (WAA) mission statement these story map seek to inform the adaptation strategies of memeber Cities and act as a communication tool for spreading extreme weather adaptation awareness throughout the Southwest by exploring the history of extreme weather adaptation in the Cities. The maps encompass drought, fire, flood, heat, and wind events and the preparedness strategies utilized to meet these challenges.
PRESENTATION: Best Practices for Extreme Weather Adaptation, Western Adaptation Alliance: A Story Map
An ESRI story map detailing best pracitices for extreme weather adaptation throughout the Western Adaptation Alliance. In an effort to share knowledge, member cities reviewed this presentation at the 2016 annual WAA meeting in Las Vegas. By learning from one another in the area of climate adaptation, WAA members are increasing the resilliance of their own Cities as exemplified in this story map.