Preliminary assessment of climate impacts and adaptations relevant to state agencies in Colorado; development of an online adaptation database
At the request of the state of Colorado, WWA researchers conducted a preliminary assessment of climate impacts and adaptation options in five sectors—water; electricity; wildlife, ecosystems, and forests; agriculture; and outdoor recreation. The results of this effort are compiled in a database of people, projects, products, and organizations relevant to adaptation in the state and a final report. The report and the database are intended to help facilitate future vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning efforts across the state. The database code is being made available to other RISAs as needed and will be used in future WWA assessment work. The final report (Klein et al. 2011) was completed in early 2011 and presented to Governor Hickenlooper and his staff.