The U.S. infrastructure system as a whole received a D+ by the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2017. Age and an inability to meet current and future demands drove this poor grade. Climate change and more frequent and intense extreme weather events will only exacerbate this situation.
Dr. Janey Smith Camp, Vanderbilt University Engineering Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency, discussed how climate science and a suite of publicly available tools are being used to assess the risks and develop strategies for adaptation of infrastructure systems to identify infrastructure systems that are most at risk from climate change, build community resilience, and make the case for investment in these critical systems.
Metcalf Institute, in partnership with the Society of Environmental Journalists, held a seminar to explore new business models, technologies, and policies to cap carbon emissions, expand renewable energy, and increase efficiency on the heels of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. The seminar was held at the SEJ Annual Conference in Sacramento, California, September 21, 2016. Learn more http://bit.ly/2hlN1X9.
The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting presented The Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment from 2006-2012, bestowing the largest cash prize for journalism in the world on each year's winner. At the annual Grantham Prize Seminar, the winners described their stories and what it took to bring them to fruition. Here you can view past winners' presentations.