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USACE Releases Report on Lessons Learned from USACE Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects Fiscal Years 2010-2015

Report on Lessons Learned From USACE Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects Fiscal years 2010-2015

Report on Lessons Learned From USACE Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects Fiscal years 2010-2015


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has a statutory responsibility to operate and maintain its programs and projects to provide their authorized services. Along with changing land use, land cover, and demographic changes, climate change is one of the major challenges of the 21st century, with impacts on all areas of our missions and operations.

In late 2009, USACE initiated an Adaptation Pilot Projects program to improve knowledge of climate change impacts and adaptation across all levels within USACE, from headquarters to the districts. Since late calendar year 2009 - fiscal year (FY) 2010 - pilot projects have been used to test new ideas, develop information needed to develop policy and guidance, and assess the need for climate change information in decision-making.

The Report on Lessons Learned From USACE Climate Change Adaptation Pilot Projects Fiscal years 2010-2015 (pdf, 22.84 MB) outlines the adaptation pilot projects funded under the RCC Pilot Program during fiscal years 2010-2014, which addressed approaches to project planning, coastal ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction, freshwater water supply, navigation, and flood risk management. These projects spanned the continental United States and Hawaii and represented a range of future climate impacts challenges. There were 19 pilot studies, one of which was overcome by events (Hurricane Sandy) and one which is still in progress.

 

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