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Title: Vulnerability Assessments and Resilience Planning at Federal Sites

U.S. government agencies are now directed to assess the vulnerability of their operations and facilities to climate change and to develop adaptation plans to increase their resilience. Specific guidance on methods is still evolving based on the many different available frameworks. This technical paper synthesizes lessons and insights from a series of research case studies conducted by the investigators at facilities of the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. The paper provides a framework of steps for climate vulnerability assessments at Federal facilities and elaborates on three sets of methods required for assessments, regardless of the detailed framework used. In a concluding section, the paper suggests a roadmap to further develop methods to support agencies in preparing for climate change.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States)
  3. James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
PNWD--4451 Version 3
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States