As a prerequisite to adapting to climate change, extreme weather events (e.g. flood, drought, heat, hail, wind, etc.) and over-taxed and aging infrastructure, CAT and Hazard models must be updated and made broadly available. In the absence of contemporized models, adaptation will be based on a combination of outdated profiles and guesswork, neither option of which will lead to a well-functioning end state. Accordingly, time is not a luxury regarding the need for improved and available CAT and Hazard models, as will be profiled in the session.