The Climate is Changing.

Now is the Time for Action.

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Together, we can make our communities, ecosystems and economies safer and more resilient.

The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) supports and connects professionals to better prepare for climate change. ASAP helps members strengthen their professional network, exchange best practices and practical advice, and accelerate innovation-all leading to a more equitable and effective climate adaptation practice.

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ASAP members are planners working to make communities safer, policy makers on both sides of the aisle, young professionals just starting out in a climate-related field, researchers testing and answering climate questions and many more!


Adaptation Innovations

Walnut Way Conservation Corp: Blue Skies Landscaping

In Lindsay Heights, an African American neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI. Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is building community resilience through their program, Blue Skies Landscaping. Specializing in green infrastructure projects, Blue Skies focuses on beautifying vacant lots, residential, and commercial properties while reducing storm water pollution. Walnut Way employs community members, leading to economic opportunity in…
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Resilient DC: A Strategy to Thrive in the Face of Change

DC is boldly moving their resilience strategy forward. After two years of iterative engagement with residents, the capital city’s unique approach includes one of our ...
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Fayette and Kanawha Counties Improve CRS Ratings

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) recently recognized the counties of Fayette and Kanawha in their efforts towards fostering more disaster-resistant ...
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Celebrating Black Excellence in Adaptation

Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi - Photo by Christina - Photo by Domenico Gentile - Photo by Nico Marks - Photo by heylagostechie - Photo by Jessica Felicio - Photo by Kevin Nice -  Photo by Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma'aji -  Photo by Oluwakemi Solaja - Photo by Piron Guillaume - Photo by Suad Kamardeen This Black History Month, ASAP is celebrating the excellence that our Black members bring to the field. Among them are Shameika Hanson, Community Protection Specialist at The Nature Conservancy, and Emma Tipton, Policy Associate at the American Meteorological Society. We’re honored to share their reflections with our community.  Read on to learn how they are centering community perspectives in adaptation projects, science applications, and decision-making, and how ...
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Introducing Emily Wasley, ASAP’s New Board President

This month we’re celebrating the hope and opportunity that a wave of new leadership brings. We couldn’t be more excited to announce that, effective February ...
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2020 Texas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Finalists

Erika Bierschbach Austin Energy, Vice President, Energy Market Operations & Resource Planning Erika is advancing the City of Austin’s goal of providing carbon-free energy to ...
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