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Input Session: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Regional Implementation Plan 2020-2022

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and partners in the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) are going through the process of updating the regional implementation plan for the period of 2020-2022. The regional implementation plan sets priorities, outcomes, and activities the PNW DEWS network wants to undertake together to improve drought early warning and preparedness for the region. This virtual input session is being offered for those who were not able to attend the in-person October 2019 meeting where the draft plan was put together. The session will begin with an overview of the draft and an opportunity for discussion and further input to the document. 

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Oregon/Washington Water Year Recap & Outlook Meeting – Register Today!

Join us on November 5th, 2019 in Portland, Oregon for the Oregon/Washington Water Year 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook Meeting!

The is a one-day workshop to review the climate events and impacts of the 2019 water year, provide forecast information for the upcoming water year, and learn about new resources on drought and climate variability. The collective debrief on impacts of the past water year is critical for identifying vulnerabilities and opportunities for increasing drought and general climate resilience in the future. One goal of this year’s meeting is to increase participation of water and hydropower utilities, especially smaller and rural utilities. 

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Register for the NW CASC Fall Webinar Series

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center has announced their 2019 fall webinar series focused on Amplifying Actionable Science through Intentional, Integrated and Creative Communications.

Upcoming webinars include:

Communication as an Essential Ingredient for Actionable Science: Key Concepts, Practical Strategies and Innovative Examples from the Northwest

October 1st | 11:00 AM (PT) | with Meade Krosby

Better Stories, Bigger Impact: How Scientists Can Engage Effectively with the Media to Share Their Science

November 5th | 11:00 AM (PT) | with Julia Rosen

What Can Successful Communication Look Like in Actionable Science? Examples from the Climate Adaptation Science Centers

December 3rd | 11:00 AM (PT) | with presenters including Kristin Timm and other experts from across the CASCs

Learn more about these webinars and register today! 

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Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) Annual Partner Meeting – Oct. 8th

This meeting will bring together partners in the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) network to discuss current work and priorities with the end goal of determining shared priorities and synergistic projects and activities that the network partners can support and leverage. The ultimate outcome will be an update to the strategic plan for this region to strengthen drought early warning, planning, preparedness, response and mitigation.

Date of workshop: October 8th, 2019
Location: Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Registration: https://cpaess.ucar.edu/forms/2019-pacific-northwest-drought-early-warning-system-annual-workshop-registration 

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Climate Action Opportunity: King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan Public Workshop

On October 12th, King County is hosting a free public workshop as an opportunity for folks to provide early input into the County’s 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan. This workshop is an opportunity to learn and problem-solve with county staff on how to best take action on climate change in King County. UW students and faculty are encouraged to attend this workshop to provide their input on this plan.  There will be a networking opportunity for students with King County staff to learn more about career opportunities in government agencies. 

Date and Time:

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 10AM- 12PM PDT

Location:

University of Washington Intellectual House

4249 Whitman Ct NE Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/king-county-2020-strategic-climate-action-plan-public-workshop-seattle-tickets-69357214295 

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CIG Director to Speak at Statewide Disaster Resiliency Work Group Meeting – Sept. 5th at 12PM

Dr. Amy Snover will be discussing the climate risks facing Washington state at the Statewide Disaster Resiliency Work Group Meeting on September 5th. This meeting is open to the public and hosted by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Topics will include climate risks and natural disasters, flooding, drought and wildfire and the meeting will also include a discussion of climate resilience work happening across the state.

When: 12:00-3:00 PM, September 5th, 2019

Location: Capitol Event Center, 6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA. 98512

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AGU Fall Meeting Abstract Submission Now Open!

Abstract submission is now open for the AGU Fall Meeting! The meeting will be held in San Francisco from December 9-13th, 2019. The Climate Impacts Group is involved in a variety of sessions. Please consider sharing your work in one of our sessions: 

PA049 Science to Action: Communication of Science – Practice, Research and Reflection 
Heidi A Roop, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, United States, Samuel Michael Illingworth, Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester, United Kingdom, Kristin Timm, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States; George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States and John Cook, George Mason University, Center for Climate Change Communication, Fairfax, United States

PA055 Science to Action: The role of boundary organizations in advancing knowledge co-production 
Meredith K Jennings, Houston Advanced Research Center, Houston, TX, United States, Thomas Herrington, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, United States, Heidi A Roop, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, United States and Caitlin Young, NOAA National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD, United States

Abstracts submissions will be accepted until July 31st, 2019. 

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New video about the Washington’s ClimeTime initiative features CIG scientist

CIG’s Lead Scientist for Science Communication, Heidi Roop, was featured in a new video about Washington State’s ClimeTime effort which aims to bring climate science to every K-12 classroom in Washington state. CIG partnered with the non-profit, Washington Green Schools, to deliver STEM seminars to over 250 teachers between August 2018 and June 2019. Each seminar explored different climate impacts, worked with teachers to help them understand and interpret regionally-relevant climate data and emphasized how schools and students can engage in meaningful climate solutions. With continued funding from Washington State, the effort will continue over the next two years.

 

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Registration now open for NW Climate Conference

Registration for the 10th Annual Northwest Climate Conference is now open! The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities, and decision-makers to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change science, impacts, and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health, and resiliency planning.

The conference will be held at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, OR from October 8-10th, 2019. Register today (early bird registration closes on September 6th)! 

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2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Call for Sessions Now Open

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is now accepting session proposals for the 2020 conference that will be held in Vancouver, B.C. from April 19-22nd, 2020. Proposals are due July 12th, 2019. For more information visit the conference website.

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference brings together scientists, researchers, decision-makers, managers and knowledge-holders from First Nations and Tribes, agencies, community organizations, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and academia. Participants present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, share information about the application of knowledge from science and other sources, and guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea Ecosystem. 

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