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Climate Collaborative Maps Portland Heat Islands: Informing Infrastructure Approaches to Extreme Heat

November 29th, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--

By Fletcher Beaudoin and Vivek Shandas Assistant Director at PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (Fletcher, left), Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, and Research Director for PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (Vivek, right). Portland, Oregon, probably isn’t the first place you think of when the term “heat island” comes up. Rain? Yes. Heat? No. What […]

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Decision Making Without All the Data: Challenges in Building Long-Term Water Security

July 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Water

Interview with Charlie Ester – Salt River Project *Intro by Kimerly Wiltshire – Carpe Diem West Re-posted with permission: Carpe Diem West  guides an innovation network of diverse leaders working to address the effects of climate change and create water security solutions for people and the environment of the American West.  “VUCA” – volatility, uncertainty, complexity […]

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Clean and Safe Drinking Water Starts Upstream

June 1st, 2016 · No Comments · Water

By Cathy Kellon – Geos Institute Working Waters Director Being a municipal water manager is a difficult job and climate change is making it even more so. Ask anyone who actually has that job and they will tell you. Tasked with ensuring adequate supplies of clean drinking water, water managers have had to deal with the […]

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