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Assessing Climate Risks to Midwest Infrastructure Workshop

June 10, 2021

In July 2019, Argonne brought 20 representatives from energy industries, agriculture, and city governments together with 15 climate change and risk researchers from across the Midwest to discuss how best to assess climate risks to infrastructure in the region. The goal of the workshop was to help stakeholders in industry, agriculture, and government understand how to best manage the risks to their infrastructure from a changing climate, and to help climate researchers understand what specific information from their models is most helpful to companies and communities. The workshop identified many specific hazards posed to infrastructure and communities in the Midwest, and discussed the path to developing a community accepted standard of information for use in effective climate change planning.

Small group brainstorming session at the ACR2S Workshop
Small group brainstorming session at the ACR2S Workshop [Source: Argonne National Laboratory]
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