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REGISTER: Oregon-Washington Water Year Meeting, October 28 & 29

The Oregon-Washington Water Year 2020 Recap & 2021 Outlook Meeting will be held as two virtual meetings on the mornings of October 28 and 29. The annual water year meeting is an opportunity to review climate-related impacts of the previous water year and learn about the forecast for the upcoming water year.

In addition to hearing from the forecast experts, both days will include time for discussion and peer-to-peer learning. We encourage participation from a wide range of sectors including utilities, agriculture and forestry.

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Day 1: October 28; 9 a.m. to noon P.T.

The first day will feature a recap of the 2020 water year with a focus on extremes — from winter flooding to drought to wildfire. 

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Northwest Climate Conference to be Held April 6-8, 2021 

The 11th Northwest Climate Conference, hosted by the UW Climate Impacts Group, will be held Tuesday, April 6—Thursday, April 8, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the conference will be held entirely online.

The NW Climate Conference annually brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners from around the region to discuss scientific results, challenges, and solutions related to the impacts of climate on people, natural resources and infrastructure in the Northwest. The conference also provides a forum for presenting emerging policy and management goals, as well as information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation. Conference participants include policy- and decision-makers, resource managers, and scientists from academia, public agencies, sovereign tribal nations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. 

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Hear from six CIG scientists at May 26 EarthLab Showcase

Interested in the work happening at the University of Washington and beyond to address climate change and other large-scale environmental challenges? The UW EarthLab All-Hands Showcase is your opportunity to attend virtual lightning talks from more than 20 professionals all working toward a healthier, more sustainable future. Six scientists from the Climate Impacts Group and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center are among those presenting. The Showcase will take place Tuesday, May 26, 1–3 p.m., via the video-conferencing platform Zoom.

EARTHLAB ALL-HANDS SHOWCASE: REIMAGINING OUR WORLD’S FUTURE TOGETHER

Tuesday, May 26, 1–3 p.m.

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EarthLab brings together University of Washington expertise to address large-scale environmental challenges, making a positive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. 

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CIG Director Amy Snover to present remotely for Lake Chelan Rotary

Dr. Amy Snover, director, Climate Impacts Group, has been invited to lead a talk for the Lake Chelan Rotary this week. Snover will discuss how communities can identify and manage climate risks. Members of the Lake Chelan Rotary will receive a link to the virtual presentation. 

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Dr. Snover to Give Virtual Briefing on Linking Science & Action

Director Dr. Amy Snover will give a Livecast briefing for Congressional staff and the broader community on Thursday, April 16, 9–9:45 a.m. PT. In her briefing, “Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making,” Dr. Snover will discuss the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center’s programs and methods for advancing climate resilience in the Northwest. The briefing is sponsored by the non-partisan Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Dr. Snover will appear as part of the Institute’s Climate Adaptation Data Week, a briefing series focused on coastal climate adaptation data needs and applications.

 

  

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Amy Snover to speak at UW panel on science communication

What’s the value of scientists communicating about their own research? How can scientists best partner with communications professionals? CIG Director Amy Snover and several other UW experts will discuss these questions and more at a University of Washington College of the Environment panel on Wednesday, March 4. The panel will also feature Michelle Ma, assistant director of UW News and David Montgomery, professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.  Molly McCarthy, managing director of marketing and communications for College of the Environment, will moderate.

This panel is part of a series of events bringing together University of Washington faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who want to explore and engage in science communication and outreach. 

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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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