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CIG Scientist Harriet Morgan to present in Washington Sea Grant/EarthLab event

Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise Through Science Innovation and Community Engagement

Date: Tuesday, May 11
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Harriet Morgan of the Climate Impacts Group will join Washington Sea Grant’s Ian Miller and Nicole Faghin in this virtual webinar to discuss their work as part of the Washington Coastal Resilience Project. They will delve into the hazards people living in Washington’s coastal areas face – ranging from nuisance flooding during King Tide events, eroding coastlines and wave damage – and how sea level rise is exacerbating these hazards. They will detail how incorporating sea level rise projections into the decision-making process will help Washington communities build resilience to coastal hazards, and how the Washington Coastal Resilience Project employed technical innovations and community engagement to rapidly increase the state’s capacity to support proactive local action on these hazards. 

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CIG launches new tool and webinar for climate-smart stormwater design

The UW Climate Impacts Group has released an online tool to help stormwater and wastewater managers in the Northwest design and operate with climate change in mind. Developed in collaboration with the City of Portland, City of Gresham and Clackamas County, all in Oregon — and building on previous collaborations in Washington State — the tool provides new localized projections of changing heavy rain events through the end of the 21st century.

Interested in learning more about how to use the tool? Check out our May 20 webinar, featuring UW Climate Impacts Group Scientists Harriet Morgan and Guillaume Mauger, and King County’s Jeff Burkey and Bob Swarner. 

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Register Today For Upcoming NW CASC Webinar on Cultural Burning and Collaborative Fire Research and Management

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is hosting a three-part webinar series centering tribal perspectives on fire management. The first webinar in the series will be held Tuesday, April 27, 11 a.m. PT.

USFS Research Scientist Dr. Frank Lake will discuss the historical context of cultural burning, clarify misconceptions about cultural burning, and present a decolonizing framework for fire management as a grounding for modern approaches to collaborative fire management that achieve shared values and resource objectives. 

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Webinar Series: Using Climate Information in Water Utility Planning

Tuesday, August 11,
9–10:30 a.m.

Learning How to Adapt to a Changing Climate: A Collection of Case Studies from Water Agencies Throughout the U.S.


Tuesday, August 18
9–10:30 a.m.

Climate Adaptation in Public Works led by Fred Buckenmeyer, Director of Public Works, City of Anacortes


Tuesday, August 25
9–10:30 a.m.

Throw Away Your Crystal Ball: A Stress Testing Approach to Infrastructure Planning Under Climate Change Uncertainty


This three-part webinar series is designed to help small and medium water utilities plan and design for climate change. Based on the feedback we received in our survey and focus groups, we are focusing on case studies highlighting approaches and lessons learned from other utilities. 

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Webinar: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making

How can we best connect decision makers with climate science? Dr. Amy Snover, director, UW Climate Impacts Group, discusses this question in a webinar hosted by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Snover breaks CIG’s work into three different goals:

Educating key actors about climate risks and response options
Enabling the use of climate science in risk assessment and management
Embedding scientists in management contexts and science in management processes

To illustrate these areas in action, Snover draws on two examples – building a Sea Level Rise Toolkit with the Washington Coastal Resilience Project, and developing the Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources alongside tribal nations. 

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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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Upcoming Webinar: A Spatial Planning Tool for Biodiversity Conservation under Climate Change

CIG’s Andrew Shirk will be giving a Conservation Biology Institute webinar on Thursday, November 14th at 10 AM PT about a new spatial planning tool that he is helping to develop as part of his work with the Cascadia Partner Forum.

The Cascadia Partner Forum (CPF) is a network of natural resource practitioners in Washington and British Columbia. A primary goal of the partnership is to provide a regional-scale organizational framework to conserve Cascadia’s biodiversity, which is under threat from an expanding human footprint and a changing climate. The partner forum has developed a climate adaptation strategy that seeks to foster greater coordination across land manager boundaries and provide a timely and up-to-date regional perspective to inform local land-use decisions. 

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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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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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Webinar Recording: Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources for Northwest and Great Basin Tribes

Are you concerned about what climate change might mean for your tribe? The Climate Impacts Group, in partnership with the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC), hosted a webinar to introduce a new suite of Tribal Vulnerability Assessment Resources designed to support Northwest and Great Basin tribes’ efforts to assess climate risks to natural and cultural resources.

In this webinar, Dr. Meade Krosby, Senior Scientist at the Climate Impacts Group and University Deputy Director of the NW CASC, introduced the web-based resources, including: 

A Tribal Climate Tool, which provides interactive maps, graphs and reports summarizing projected changes in climate for the unique geographies and impacts of concern to Northwest and Great Basin tribes.

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