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Meade Krosby recognized with Wilburforce Conservation Award

Meade Krosby, senior scientist at the Climate Impacts Group, has received this year’s Wilburforce Conservation Leadership Award! This award recognizes Meade for her work advancing biodiversity conservation under climate change.

“All of us at the Climate Impacts Group are thrilled to see the Wilburforce Foundation recognize our very own Meade Krosby as the positive force that she is,” Director Amy Snover says. “Meade is a true Conservation Leader!”

Check out Wilburforce’s announcement to learn more about Meade and the Conservation Award. 

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Here’s where Whatcom County will see the impacts of rising sea levels

CIG’s 2018 report on sea level rise in Washington state is referenced in this article on Whatcom County’s efforts to address rising sea levels. 

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CIG Director Amy Snover featured on Crosscut podcast

Climate Impacts Group Director Amy Snover spoke alongside Michael Chang, climate adaptation specialist, on climate adaptation measures, involving youth in combatting climate change, and more.  

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Meade Krosby speaks at King County panel on climate change

Meade Krosby, senior scientist for the Climate Impacts Group, spoke about climate change in the Pacific Northwest as part of a panel organized by King County. “It’s real. It’s bad. It’s us. And there’s a lot we can do about it (but we need to act fast,” Meade says. View the full panel on KingCountyTV

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We’re Hiring! Apply today to join our team as a Research Scientist

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the University of Washington is looking for a physical scientist (Research Scientist 2) to join our team of professional researchers devoted to use-inspired research! We are looking for a person with strong technical skills in manipulating climate model data, interpreting hydrological and meteorological data, and physical process modeling. This position is intended to support CIG’s senior research staff in work co-produced with our local, state, federal and tribal partners.

The CIG is a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-driven environment, which requires strong organizational and project management skills as well as problem-solving and priority-setting abilities. While we are open to applicants with at least 2 years of experience and a B.S. 

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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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Funding Opportunity: EarthLab Innovation Grants

The EarthLab Innovation Grants Program seeks to invest in teams of University of Washington researchers, students and non-academic partners developing innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges.

The program will award up to $300,000 to 4-6 projects that address pressing environmental challenges. Funding is intended to support new partnerships that are led by and with those most impacted by a particular environmental challenge, seek to co-define research priorities from multiple perspectives, and generate actionable science and knowledge (i.e., research that is usable and used). Those most impacted may refer to the people, communities, municipalities (e.g., a city planning for sea level rise), industries (e.g., agricultural industry facing increased flooding or drought), or other entities directly affected by an environmental challenge. 

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Seattle can prepare for climate change — if it can escape bureaucratic silos

Amy Snover was quoted in a recent Op-Ed by Knute Berger about issues facing Seattle’s infrastructure design and management. 

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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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