John H. Matthews, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation; Guillermo Mendoza, USACE Institute for Water Resources; Ad Jeuken, Deltares
Water infrastructure and aquatic ecosystems are both exposed to potentially significant but uncertain climate impacts given their long lifetimes, but most climate risk frameworks remain separate from how we actually make water decisions. A global coalition has assembled a new approach to understanding climate risk that can be integrated within existing planning, design, and operational decision processes. CRIDA (Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis) integrates analytical and stakeholder approaches to assess impacts and risks within a quantitative framework. Decision makers can negotiate performance tradeoffs between ecological, infrastructure, and social resilience. CRIDA emphasizes a shared vision between stakeholders and decision makers to define robust, flexible solutions. CRIDA has been applied in a dozen countries for a wide range of issues. Here, we will discuss the emergence of methodologies such as CRIDA for water managers, planners, investors, and decision makers, and how they can enable us to integrate and mainstream resilient perspectives into existing work streams.
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