UW Climate Impacts Group scientists present at NWCC

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group is hosting the 11th annual, first-time virtual Northwest Climate Conference from April 6 to April 8 – and several members of the team are presenting their work, as well!

For over a decade, this conference has provided a networking and learning community for practitioners, scientists, tribal members and community organizers interested in climate change impacts and adaptation in the Northwest. The NWCC is committed to supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes and building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

If you’re attending, don’t miss presentations from UW Climate Impacts Group research scientists. You can also view the complete schedule here.


Day 1  |  Tuesday, April 6

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 9:40-10:40 a.m.

Infrastructure and Coastal Impacts 1: Coastal Community Impacts and Adaptation

Mary Ann Rozance, postdoctoral fellow, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, will moderate

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 12:40-1:40 p.m.

Infrastructure and Coastal Impacts 3: Climate-adapted culvert design in Washington state: from science to policy

Guillaume Mauger, research scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group, and colleagues

Talk: Climate-Adapted Culvert Design in Washington State: From Science to Policy 

Lightning Talk Networking Sessions | 1:30-2 p.m.

Decision Support/Managing Uncertainty; Ecosystems and Species; Agriculture

Tim Sheehan, postdoctoral fellow, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: Climate, health and at-risk communities: A spatial decision support tool for mitigating disproportionate health effects of climate on disadvantaged communities 

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 2:10-3:10 p.m.

Ecosystems and Species 2: Large-Scale Conservation Planning

Meade Krosby, senior scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: The Cascadia Conservation Climate Adaptation Strategy: A collaborative, large-landscape approach to adaptation planning and implementation

Youth Presentations 3: The Tomorrow Project – Come make a reusable bag!

Erica Asinas, research scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group, will moderate alongside students from the Tomorrow Project


Day 2  |  Wednesday, April 7

University/Research Careers Mentoring Session | 9:40-10:10 a.m.

Amy Snover, director, UW Climate Impacts Group

Guillaume Mauger, research scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wildfire, Smoke, and Forest 2: Managing post-fire, climate-induced vegetation transitions in the Northwest: A synthesis of existing knowledge and research needs

Mary Ann Rozance, postdoctoral fellow, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

Meade Krosby, senior scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group

Government and Community Action 1: Community-Level Based Planning Tools

Crystal Raymond, climate adaptation specialist, UW Climate Impacts Group, and Jessica Halofsky

Talk: The climate change adaptation library: facilitating climate-smart resource management in the Western United States 

Harriet Morgan, researcher, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: Extreme precipitation: A tool to help stormwater and wastewater engineers plan for the future 

Lightning Talk Networking Sessions | 1:30-2 PM

Decision Support/Managing Uncertainty; Ecosystems and Species; Agriculture

Tim Sheehan, postdoctoral fellow, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: Climate, health and at-risk communities: A spatial decision support tool for mitigating disproportionate health effects of climate on disadvantaged communities 


Day 3  |  Thursday, April 8

Morning Plenary: Economic and Financial Implications of Climate Risk for Pacific Northwest Cities, Counties, and Tribes | 8-9:10 AM

Erica Asinas, research scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: Best practices and challenges for climate risk economic exposure education

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 9:30-10:30 AM

Government and Community Climate Action 3: Government Agency Response

Mary Ann Rozance, postdoctoral fellow, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, will moderate

Concurrent Morning Sessions | 10:50-11:50 AM

Climate Variability and Change 2: Human Health

Tim Sheehan, postdoctoral fellow, UW Climate Impacts Group, will moderate

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions | 12:20-1:20 PM

Climate Variability and Change 3: Advancements in understanding Climate change over the PNW using the new CMIP6 Climate models (Special Session)

Matt Rogers, research scientist, UW Climate Impacts Group, and colleagues

Lightning Talk Networking Sessions | 1:30-2 PM

Decision Support/Managing Uncertainty; Ecosystems and Species; Agriculture

Tim Sheehan, postdoctoral fellow, UW Climate Impacts Group

Talk: Climate, health and at-risk communities: A spatial decision support tool for mitigating disproportionate health effects of climate on disadvantaged communities