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    Dr. Robert Raucher has been reappointed to the Research Advisory Committee for the WateReuse Research Foundation. Dr. Raucher had previously served on the committee for the maximum of two 3-year terms, and was renominated after satisfying the eligibility requirement of … Continue reading

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    Laurie Chestnut was the lead author on a journal article about estimating willingness to pay for reducing mortality risks through out-of-pocket costs for health-care programs. The article was published in Contemporary Economic Policy. The article, including an abstract, is available on the Wiley Online … Continue reading

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    Dr. Jason Vogel and Mr. Joel Smith of Stratus Consulting are coauthors of an article entitled “Two Faces of Uncertainty: Climate Science and Water Utility Planning Methods” recently published in the Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management.  This paper, … Continue reading

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    Stratus Consulting continues to work with the European Commission and EU Member States on development of methodologies, guidance, and case studies related to the European Environmental Liability Directive (ELD). As part of this ongoing effort, Stratus Consulting is preparing detailed … Continue reading

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    Bob Raucher co-authored an article entitled “Incorporating Climate Uncertainty in a Cost Assessment for New Municipal Source Water,” which was recently published in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. Published with colleagues at the University of Colorado at … Continue reading

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    Drs. Cameron Wobus and Diana Lane presented findings entitled “Quantifying and valuing climate change impacts on coral reefs in the United States” at the American Geophysical Union’s Annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco. This presentation was produced as part of … Continue reading

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently included a Stratus Consulting report in their Drinking Water Advisory Resources Web Portal. Entitled “Multi-Agency Response to a Major Water Pipe Break: A Massachusetts Case Study and Evaluation”, the report provides a … Continue reading

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    Achieving sustainable operations can be a challenge for the historically conservative water sector. In “Sustainability in the Water Sector: Enabling Lasting Change through Leadership and Cultural Transformation“ (published in Nature and Culture), Charles Herrick and Joanna Pratt explain how a … Continue reading

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    Several Stratus Consulting staff participated in SETAC North America’s 33rd Annual Meeting. The central theme of the meeting was “Catching the Next Wave: Advancing Science through Innovation and Collaboration.” Approximately 2,400 attendees from more than 40 countries represented academic, government, … Continue reading

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  • 03/29/13--15:11: Valuing Ecosystem Services
  • Valuing Ecosystem Services In June 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Offices of Habitat Conservation and Response and Restoration, along with Stratus Consulting, convened a workshop focused on valuing ecosystem services. A small group of researchers gathered for … Continue reading

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    Stratus Consulting employees Cam Wobus, Megan Lawson, Russ Jones, and Joel Smith have co-authored an article entitled “Estimating monetary damages from flooding in the United States under a changing climate,” which has recently been published in the Journal of Flood … Continue reading

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    Stratus Consulting performed technical work on behalf of Ecuadorian plaintiffs to quantify the natural resource damages associated with petroleum development in Ecuador. The disavowals of this work contained in the recent declarations of two former Stratus Consulting employees were based … Continue reading

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    Russ Jones attended a week-long workshop in the Netherlands (the 2013 US-Netherlands Connection Project) that examined the water management and climate change adaptation measures that the Dutch have taken to protect against current and projected inundation (e.g., hard-structure and green … Continue reading

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    Nimmi Damodaran gave a presentation in March 2013 entitled Reducing Black Carbon Emissions from Open Burning: A Co-benefit of Landfill Methane Recovery at the Global Methane Initiative Expo in Vancouver (https://www.globalmethane.org/expo-docs/canada13/msw_03_Damodaran_MSW.pdf). The presentation highlighted the multiple co-benefits of landfill methane … Continue reading

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    Joel Smith and Joe Donahue have co-authored a chapter in a recently published book entitled International Climate Finance (published March 4, 2013 by Routledge). The chapter, entitled “Development and Climate Change Adaptation Funding: Coordination and Integration”, describes how the potential … Continue reading

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    An article about climate change impacts on freshwater recreational fishing has recently been published in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, an international journal devoted to scientific, engineering, socio-economic and policy responses to environmental change.  Stratus Consulting employees Russ … Continue reading

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    Bob Raucher co-authored an article entitled “Optimising Reliability: Portfolio Modeling of Contract Types for Retail Water Providers” which was recently published in Water Resources Management. Published with colleagues at the University of California Santa Cruz, The University of Sydney, and … Continue reading

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    The international community is increasingly active in identifying strategies to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), a subset of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and aerosols that absorb or reflect incoming solar radiation and remain in the atmosphere for relatively shorter … Continue reading

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    Joseph Donahue, a senior policy analyst at Stratus Consulting, recently helped facilitate two, week-long workshops in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshops were hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development Climate Change Resilient Development Program. The purpose of these workshops was … Continue reading

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    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. Thousands of scientists worldwide contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis as authors, contributors, and reviewers. Joel Smith, … Continue reading

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