Woodwell provides selected communities with assessments of climate change-influenced risk to allow for near- and long-term resilience planning. The key deliverable of this effort is a report detailing present and future climate-driven risk for a range of hazards selected by community representatives—complete with relevant maps and figures, and supplemented by a detailed technical and methodological appendix upon request. If desired, Woodwell can also present the research findings in a briefing to stakeholders selected by each community.
From the day the work kicks off, the project takes approximately 3 months to complete. This timeline can fluctuate depending on the number of variables investigated, the complexity of the region, and in some cases, how quickly Woodwell is able to gain access to local data.
As this work is philanthropically supported, the project is completed at no cost to the community. Approximately 5-10 hours of time is required of each community to help scope out the project and finalize details such as the climate hazards of interest and geographic boundaries. Woodwell also requires some assistance procuring relevant data at the onset of the project (e.g. flood defense data). Once Woodwell has this information, the required time commitment from the community is minimal, but we welcome enthusiasm and engagement from our partner communities.
We have expertise studying a wide range of climate hazards: