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Wetter, Drier and Hotter. What’s in store for Methow Waters?

Amy Snover, Director of the Climate Impacts Group, will give a free public lecture on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 for the Methow Watershed Council.  Amy will discuss what we know, and how, about what’s in store for Methow waters in the face of a changing climate. The presentation is the second in a series of talks by subject matter experts hosted by the Methow Watershed Council this fall/winter as part of its ongoing public education and outreach efforts.

What: Free public presentation – “Wetter, drier and hotter. What’s in store for Methow waters?”

When: Tuesday, November 21st, 6-8 p.m (PDT).

Where: Methow Valley Community Center

Questions?: Please contact Sali Kilmer for further information, or visit MethowWatershed.com

 

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CIG Involved in Governor Inslee’s Climate Change Town Hall Series

CIG’s Director, Amy Snover, will participate in a Climate Change Town Hall with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday, October 25th at the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus. This event is free and student participation is encouraged.

What: Climate Change Town Hall with Gov. Jay Inslee

When: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

At this special town hall with UW students and faculty, Gov. Inslee will discuss Washington’s current and future leadership on climate change action. Next month, Gov. Inslee will join the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 23 summit in Bonn, Germany, as part of the U.S. 

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Upcoming Webinar to Feature New CIG Research | November 16th 1-2 PM PDT

This week’s North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative Science Management Webinar will feature recent research from CIG’s Se-Yeun Lee and NOAA’s Aimee Fullerton. Join Aimee & Se-Yeun to learn more about their recent study which analyzed water temperature for 6,106 km of rivers and evaluated the characteristics of cold-water habitat for Pacific salmon and steelhead.

Title: Incorporating Spatial Heterogeneity in Temperature into Climate Vulnerability Assessments for Coastal Pacific Stream
When: November 16th, 2017 at 1:00-2:00 PM PDT
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Water temperature, a key driver of ecological processes in aquatic environments, is expected to warm as a result of climate change, stressing stream biota. 

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NW Climate Conference Kick Off Event – October 9th, 2017

Join us on Monday, October 9th for the kick off of the 8th Annual Northwest Climate Conference! An evening reception starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center will be followed by a town hall-style conversation at 7 p.m. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Port Angeles) will give the opening remarks. The panel discussion will feature Amy Snover, director of the UW Climate Impacts Group; Tom Koontz, professor of environmental policy at UW Tacoma; Josh Henretig, director of sustainability at Microsoft Corp.; Jen Pouliotte, of the Puget Sound Partnership; and Kevin Rennert, a UW alumnus and former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who is now at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. 

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Northwest Climate Community Gathers Oct. 9-11 in Tacoma

This year’s gathering of Northwest climate experts will bring more than 400 scientists, resource managers and community partners to Tacoma next week to share scientific results and discuss challenges and solutions in the face of climate change.

The eighth annual conference, “Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest,” will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The University of Washington is well represented in the program, and the UW Climate Impacts Group led the organization of this year’s conference.

An evening kickoff event Monday, Oct. 9 is free and open to the public. A reception at 6:30 p.m. 

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CIG Involved In Two Dawg Daze Events On 9/26

The Climate Impacts Group is teaming up with the UW Health Sciences Common Book Series for two Dawg Daze Events on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. Join us!

Cool Careers in Health Sciences

Magnuson Health Sciences Center (HST), Lobby | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

From practicing precision medicine to helping reduce health disparities to advancing scientific innovation, see what opportunities await you in the fields of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, medicine, nursing and social work. Join us for an interactive afternoon of discovering how you can make a difference with a career in health sciences. Plus, learn what interesting volunteer opportunities are available at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the Center on Human Development and Disability. 

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Northwest Climate Conference Program Now Online

The program for the 2017 Northwest Climate Conference is now online. The NW Climate Conference will be held in Tacoma from October 9th-11th, 2017 and is the region’s premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.

Other important conference deadlines:

Register by September 20th, 2017 to secure early-bird pricing. The last day to register for the conference is October 5th, 2017.

Blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved at two nearby hotels. 

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Registration Now Open for 2017 Northwest Climate Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 Northwest Climate Conference. This gathering will be held in Tacoma on October 10th-11th, 2017. The conference is the region’s premier opportunity for a cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and ideas about regional climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science and practice. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.

Early registration closes on September 20th, 2017. 

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Communication of Science Session at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

The Climate Impacts Group, in collaboration with researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, is convening a session at the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting titled Communication of Science – Practice, Research and Reflection. 

This session encourages critical reflection on science communication practices and provides an opportunity for science communication practitioners and researchers to share best practice and experiences with evaluation and research in this field. For a full session description, and to submit your abstract, please visit: http://bit.ly/agu17

The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, 2 August at 23:59 EDT. Please contact Heidi Roop (hroop@uw.edu) with any questions. 

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Lara Whitely Binder recognized for Outstanding Community Impact

Lara Whitely Binder, the Climate Impacts Group’s Senior Strategist was recognized on Wednesday, May 17th by the UW College of the Environment for her Outstanding Community Impact. In the awards ceremony she was acknowledged for “single-handedly raising climate literacy across the region.” Congratulations, Lara!

 

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