CCBJ Vol VII No 01-03: Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Markets


The Adaptation segment of the Climate Change Industry continues to gain strength and expand in scope. CCBJ estimates the U.S. market for climate risk and adaptation services in the range $120-150 million in 2013, and CCBJ's January-February 2014 survey of climate consultancies and experts produced a variety of results in project sizes, market drivers and client and geographic areas. Overall, providers of climate adaptation services will not be surprised to see 20-30% growth in their practice areas and are planning to staff up accordingly.

While public infrastructure managers - especially in water, wastewater and transportation - have been the most active in assessing and planning for climate change, mining, oil and gas, food and beverage, apparel and other consumer goods firms with far-flung supply chains are taking climate change risks more seriously.

Table of Contents

01.Oil & gas companies quietly evaluate climate 6

02.A busy year for water treatment and re-use in shale 12

03.Superstorms and hurricanes bring climate risks home for electric 13

04.Water managers seek to build dozens of re-use and desal projects in 17

05.Enhancing ecosystems getting more respect as adaptation gains 20

06.Transportation, water and power: Dewberry's practice expands to more 25

07.Q&A with veteran climate adaptation researcher James 27

08.URS sees more demand for climate risk in the private 29

09.CH2M HILL helps cities plan for climate 30

10.American Water plans for more frequent extreme weather 32

11.Australia: AdaptWater software developers look for engineering 34

12.Obama's most recent Executive Order puts agencies on the adaptation 37

13.Water security a top driver for TetraTech's 38

14.WaterSmart Software draws greater interest with CA 40



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