Making decisions about how to prepare for the impacts of climate change can be complex, expensive, and have long-term implications. Therefore, it is important that these decisions are based on the best available evidence. Below you will find tools to help with your decision-making.

Analytical Tools

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Climate Change Hazard Information Portal (CCHIP)

CCHIP is a web-based tool that uses data from 40 of the most recent Global Climate Models and many other sources to provide defensible, actionable conclusions about changes across a whole array of climate and severe weather-related conditions. By tailoring this information for specific locations and sectors, CCHIP helps planners, engineers, and decision-makers account for future climate change impacts. CCHIP is designed to provide information for agricultural and other natural resource management uses, as well as emergency management and public health applications. Click here for more information.

Risk and Return on Investment Tool (RROIT)

The Risk and Return on Investment Tool (RROIT) is a multi-flood hazard decision-support tool that helps municipalities, property owners, investors and watershed agencies manage their flood-related risks. RROIT uses data many communities already have at their disposal to identify flood and erosion risks under current climate conditions and for a range of future climate change scenarios. RROIT calculates the potential financial losses associated with flood- and erosion-related impacts and produces maps and supporting information to prioritize areas for attention. RROIT can also compare financial impacts with and without specific management options, to identify cost-optimized strategies for community resilience. Click here for more information.