Celebrating 25 Years of Climate Resilience

Photo credits, from left: University of Washington; Mark Grassel, WA Department of Natural Resources; Joel Mott, Unsplash; Scott Fisher, WA Department of Natural Resources; WA State Parks; Johnny Armstrong; Taylor Simpson, Unsplash

A note from Director Dr. Amy Snover:

This year, the Climate Impacts Group marks 25 years of building climate resilience through rigorous science and innovative, cross-sector partnerships.

We are excited to spend the academic year celebrating efforts across the Northwest to prepare for the effects of climate change. We are planning events to gather — virtually and safely — the people we partner with, fellow scientists, supporters of our work and the public.

Together we will reflect, inspire and plan for the future — after all, there is so much work left to do and no time to waste.

Read the rest of Dr. Snover’s blog post


Anniversary Lecture Series


From Cliffs to Coasts: Stories of Building Climate Resilience

Thursday, December 3
6–7:30 p.m.

This event will combine storytelling and panel discussions to highlight examples of communities and organizations building climate resilience.


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Photo credit: Dave Hoelfer, Unsplash

Building Climate Resilience During COVID-19 Recovery

January 27, 2021
5 p.m.

Experts on climate impacts science and policy will discuss how we can leverage the period of economic and social recovery following COVID-19 to build resilience to climate change.

The Next 25 Years: Building a Climate-Resilient Future

March 30, 2021
5 p.m.

What do we need to do to prepare our communities, economies and ecosystems for the climate of the future? This event will bring together scientists, community members and partners to imagine, brainstorm and plan for the next 25 years.

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Thank you to the University of Washington’s EarthLab and the College of the Environment for supporting these events. 


Spring Celebration

We will host a virtual celebration for our partners across the state and the region, and for alumni near and far. Date TBD. Stay tuned for more details!


Additional events

The Climate Impacts Group is hosting the annual water year meeting at the end of October, and convening the first virtual Northwest Climate Conference in April 2021. Check out more events we are hosting or attending in our 25th year.



The Climate Impacts Groups’ first grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Science Administration charged the team of scientists with a “voyage of discovery.” 25 years and even more discoveries later, the group at the University of Washington is still on a scientific quest to support climate-smart decision making across the Northwest region. Read more about the history of the Climate Impacts Group on Director Amy Snover’s blog.

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