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December 19, 2014

WSU will study climate change risks

RICHLAND — The U.S. Department of Defense gave Washington State University Tri-Cities a four-year, $994,000 contract to study risks posed by climate change to defense facilities.

Yonas Demissie, a WSUTC assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and the project's principal investigator, said the researchers will develop a new modeling and statistical framework that will assess the potential risk of severe storms and resulting floods at DoD installations.

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