Climate Change and Infrastructure

For years, climate scientists have predicted the likelihood of catastrophic flooding in Madison. There are engineering solutions to manage some, but only some, of the increasingly frequent deluges. Stormwater management will require costly projects but should be a priority. Lowering lake levels is only part of any solution. Our biggest challenge is leadership with the foresight and political courage to act with urgency and address the impacts of climate change before the next catastrophic climate event.