Reactive solutions are those that lessen the impacts of events such as flooding, droughts, heat waves, or extreme storms that are already occurring or worsening from climate change. Barr’s engineers, scientists, and technical experts work collaboratively to model and design reactive responses such as emergency energy and drinking-water-supply system design, flood-control design, infrastructure recovery, and river and stream-bank stabilization.
Proactive solutions involve our strategic thinking to make informed decisions that minimize vulnerability and risk. Barr helps our clients ask the right questions, evaluate impacts of extreme events, assess vulnerability, facilitate planning, and develop the most effective solutions. We frequently host workshops for decision makers to hear from climate specialists and panels of their peers to gain insight into current conditions and issues, climate trends and future impacts, and climate-change preparations that are already underway.