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How Resilient is Your Coastal Community? A guide for evaluating coastal community resilience to tsunamis and other hazards  Describes hazards that coastal communities must face, such as flooding, severe storms, and shoreline erosion, and includes information about how to plan for hazards and risk and disaster management.
Guidebook
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General
NOAA Hazards and Adaptations guides References regarding hazards, disaster management, and adaptations to climate change
Online Content
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General
"Indicators to assess community-level social vulnerability to climate change"  The purpose of this document is to provide a minimum set of socioeconomic indicators related to climate change. These can be included in a socioeconomic assessment of any site for which climate change impacts are an important issue. The resulting information can then inform coastal management needs and adaptive management. This document meant to serve as an addendum to regional socioeconomic monitoring guidelines produced by the Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management (SocMon) and its Pacific counterpart, SEM-Pasifika, which aim to improve site management of coastal and marine areas by providing simple, user-friendly guidelines on how to conduct a socioeconomic assessment.   Such assessments help coastal managers incorporate community views into adaptive management of marine resources.
Report
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General
SimCLIM computer model system SimCLIM is a computer model system for examining the effects of climate variability and change over time and space. Its "open-framework" feature allows users to customise the model for their own geographical area and spatial resolution and to attach impact models. SimCLIM is designed to support decision making and climate proofing in a wide range of situations where climate and climate change pose risk and uncertainty. A user customised SimCLIM Open Framework System software package has the capacity to assess baseline climates and current variability and extremes. Risks can be assessed both currently and in the future. Adaptation measures can be tested for present day conditions and under future scenarios of climate change and variability. With the program, users can conduct sensitivity analysis and examine sectoral impacts of climate change. SimCLIM supports integrated impact analysis at various scales. 
Online Content
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General
Scanning the Conservation Horizon A new guide released by the National Wildlife Federation and partners offers conservationists and resource managers a way to understand the impact of climate change on species and ecosystems and will support efforts to safeguard these valuable natural resources.
Planning Guide
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Conservation and Natural Resources
Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation Into Regional Conservation Assessments This document attempts to provide clear and practical guidance on how we can modify regional assessments for biodiversity conservation to adequately consider the realities of working in a rapidly changing climate.   
Planning Guide
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Conservation and Natural Resources
Halifax Regional Municipality Climate Change: Developer's Risk Management Guide  This Guide will assist the developer and HRM staff with assessing the risk associated with climate change on a proposed development activity; identifying the significance of the risks; and identifying appropriate adaptation (i.e., risk reduction) measure
Guidebook
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Conservation and Natural Resources, Government, Policymakers
Drought Planning for Small Community Water Systems The goals of this project are to provide basic considerations for an initial assessment of drought preparedness for  small community water systems serving less than 10,000 persons in the 10 states in the Midwest Technology Assistance Center region; and to produce recommendations for conducting drought-sensitivity studies by small  community water systems in the MTAC region. 
Report
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Government
Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Communities:  Vulnerabilities to climate change and response to adaptation strategies Addresses impacts and adaptation for coastal communities on each of the Great Lakes.
Report
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Policymakers


Last Updated on: Thursday, August 04, 2011
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