As a team of climate resilience process experts, we support communities across the U.S. in developing socially equitable and nature based strategies that address climate change. And we are committed to sharing all of what we know and have learned over the years.
Every community in the U.S. deserves access to the help they need to address the causes and impacts of climate change. But that help needs to be tailored for each community in order to be effective. And communities need to be empowered to make the best decisions for their circumstances. These are the goals of Climate Ready America.
State-specific Climate Innovation Centers will support communities with access to the tools, information, and resources they need to build climate resilience. In addition, these centers will be led by experts and organizations already familiar to local leaders. And they will have access to regional experts.
Our Climate Ready Communities program focused on supporting communities in building climate resilience. To begin with, our step-by-step Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience gives real-world guidance to local leaders. In addition, our team of resilience experts supports cohorts of communities in working through the guide. We also continually update our website with free information and resources local governments can use to develop their plans.
The Drinking Water Providers Partnership funds projects that support communities in providing clean and reliable drinking water in Oregon and Washington. These are watershed restoration projects that protect native fish habitat and also benefit drinking water sources. By bringing together upstream and downstream users, we foster community connections that will endure over time as climate conditions change.
Since 2008 our ClimateWise team has worked to support communities across the U.S. using our Whole Community Resilience framework. Our team of experts has experience with large metropolitan areas, small rural towns, counties, and regional collaborations.