Tacoma Climate Risk Assessment


The City of Tacoma chose Cascadia to lead a team to identify and report on climate change-related risks to its infrastructure assets, natural systems, and social systems. As part of this process, our team—which includes the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group—facilitated two stakeholder workshops to raise awareness and understanding of anticipated climate impacts and gather a range of independent feedback on potential adaptation and risk-reduction measures. The final document highlights key local climate impacts and vulnerabilities that City departments, developers, conservation groups, and others can use to plan and prioritize projects using a climate lens. The report also provides a shortlist of adaptation strategies and recommends areas of further study that take into consideration the City’s priorities, resource constraints, and unique opportunities to adapt to or mitigate climate risks.

Cascadia was very open to listening to what we had to say. They were responsive to the things that we wanted to emphasize. They put out a good project—a polished, well thought-out product.”

Jim Stevens
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