Programs & Initiatives

Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Facilities

Flooding is always hard on a community, but when hospitals, mass transit, utilities, and others that impact the health and safety of residents are under water, these facilities may not be able to provide critical services or may even be forced to shut down. This leaves residents and businesses vulnerable to other threats and makes flood recovery ever more challenging. The Flood Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Facilities is available online to assist critical facilities evaluate their preparedness for when the next big rainstorm hits.

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Resilient Chicago

Resilient Chicago helps decision makers in the greater Chicago metropolitan region to incorporate climate adaptation into local planning efforts through workshops, webinars, and other resources that address the political, logistical, and financial aspects of local climate planning.

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A Self-Assessment to Address Climate Change Readiness in Your Community

This self-assessment provides local decision makers with a simple and inexpensive method to review potential vulnerabilities to climate trends and to begin the conversation of how and when to incorporate these trends into community planning and projects.

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Great Lakes Region: Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook

These reports include a climate summary, information on significant events, impacts during the previous season, and an outlook for the upcoming season. Developed by binational Great Lakes partners, these summaries provide a quick and easy way for local officials and others to stay on top of the latest information.

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Contact Info

Topic Specialist

Veronica Fall
Climate Extension Specialist
217-300-1611

Research Projects

Carolyn Foley
Research Coordinator
765-494-3601

Publications

Ethan Chitty
Administrative Assistant
765-496-6009

Education & Training

Terri Hallesy
Education Coordinator
217-244-8809