Learn about green infrastructure tools!
- Learn About Green Infrastructure: https://go.usa.gov/x6pG2
- The NOAA Coral Program’s Watershed Management Activities: https://go.usa.gov/x6pGx
- Green Infrastructure Options to Reduce Flooding: https://go.usa.gov/x6pGp
- Stormwater Management in Pacific and Caribbean Islands: https://go.usa.gov/x6pG7
- Green Infrastructure Modeling Toolkit: https://go.usa.gov/x6ftJ
- Rain Garden Installation Training Guide: https://go.usa.gov/x6pGe
Visit the Watershed Storymap here -> tinyurl.com/stormwaterUSVI to stay up to date on the Watershed Management Plans! Navigate to the Events tab to keep an eye on upcoming public meetings.
USVI Climate change links
- What does a resilient VI look like?
- Executive Order (2015): Preparing the Virgin Islands for Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
- USVI Climate Change Program: Environmental Support Services (ESS) Caribbean
- National Climate Assessment 4: US Caribbean (2018)
- USVI Climate Analysis
- USDA Caribbean Climate Hub
- Ecosystem-based Adaptations report (2014)
- ESS Caribbean – Environmental Support Services
- Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan
- NOAA in the Caribbean
Ecosystem-based Adaptation report (2014): The Nature Conservancy
Caribbean Climate change links
- Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5C’s)
- International Union for the Conservation of Nature
- News and progress around the region
USVI Climate Change Specific Information
Coastal Zone Impacts
- Coral reef decline and coral bleaching
- Sea level rise
- Ocean acidification
- Increased storm severity (hurricanes)
Scales of climate change
Global climate change includes carbon emissions and carbon uptake, melting ice, thermal sea expansion, and more.
- International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- Cryosphere and Oceans Report (2019)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Regional climate change is particularly relevant to the small islands of the Caribbean, which are vulnerable because of small populations, limited economy, geographic isolation and limited supply chain and dependence on coastal zone ecosystem services.