Resilient Alaska Native Coastal Communities: Integrated Social-ecological Monitoring and Assessment Supporting Adaptation Decisions. Project narrative.
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Introduction to the Problem: A rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is dramatically impacting the health and well-being of Alaska Native communities. Erosion and repeated extreme weather events damage infrastructure, including health clinics and water and sewage treatment facilities. Saline intrusion and thawing permafrost impact access to potable water. In the most extreme cases, accelerating rates of erosion are life-threatening and are causing Alaska Native communities to choose to relocate their entire community. Rationale: This research strives to increase the adaptive capacity of Alaska Native communities experiencing the impacts of climate-induced environmental change on their health and wellbeing. Community engagement and empowerment are critical to any process aiming to improve the adaptive capacity of Alaska Native communities. By developing new and building upon existing trust relationships, learning from, and co-producing knowledge with communities, we seek to .....
PublisherAlaska Institute for Justice
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationBronen, R., Chapin, T. and Cochran, P. (2015) Resilient Alaska Native Coastal Communities: Integrated Social-ecological Monitoring and Assessment Supporting Adaptation Decisions. Project narrative. Anchorage, AK, Arctic Institute of Justice, 42pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1696
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