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Created in 1999, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is the recognized leader within ASCE for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land, and water resources.

Abstract Submission (Due October 2, 2016)

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2:00-3:00 pm EDT

The Geographical Sciences Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to join the webinar Climate Risk Resilience in U.S. Cities and Towns: Current Processes and Emerging Trends, presented by Dr. William D. Solecki.

Increased climate variability and climate change has encouraged U.S. communities to review and enhance their environmental risk and hazard mitigation strategies. Much of this effort has focused on resiliency efforts, defined as the capacity to withstand or absorb a shock or stress and quickly recover from an extreme event. Cities are developing climate adaptation plans, policies, and other tactics to improve their resiliency to climate risks and have started to implement some of these efforts. The objective of the presentation is to review and assess these city-level activities, define key concerns that city stakeholders and practitioners have regarding climate resiliency, and evaluate significant challenges and opportunities that are faced. Emerging best practices and lessons learned will be reviewed. The role of science-policy linkages, co-production strategies, city-level knowledge networks, and federal-state-municipal connections will be examined. A case study of post-Hurricane Sandy New York and the extended urban Northeast U.S. will be used to illustrate these points.

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Has someone ever asked you a climate policy question you didn’t know the answer to? Or perhaps you want to dig deeper into the intricacies of carbon pricing, emissions mitigation strategies or the structure of electrical power industry?

If so, then this immersive Advanced Climate Policy Bootcamp, hosted by Citizens' Climate Lobby, is for you!

Upon completion of the Bootcamp, attendees will have an increased understanding of the more technical aspects of greenhouse gas mitigation policy, will increase their ability to make strategic advocacy decisions, and will be able to serve as a resource for their local group of climate advocates.

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Experience the unique history and culture of North Central Florida, by diving into Florida’s Springs, handling original historical documents, debating ethical water use, exploring Native American life along the Gulf Coast, and seeing water futures through art and science fiction.
Explore college life by staying in UF’s Hume Hall, the UF Honors Residential College, and enjoying social activities around the campus.
Work with 28 other students, and leading UF and Santa Fe College faculty and students, to explore what humanities disciplines like history, English, women’s studies, philosophy, archaeology, Latin American Studies, religion, and classics teach us about Florida’s water crises. And learn digital storytelling tools to share Florida’s water stories with others. By experiencing and doing research in the humanities, students will explore how our cultural and historical experiences with water help us to address Florida’s pressing water issues in the future.

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The Humanities and the Sunshine State educator program provides an opportunity for formal and informal educators across disciplines and grades to participate in activities and discussions linking the study of human culture and the environment. The program is offered in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council’s Educator Workshop Series with major funding provided by the Florida Humanities Council.

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US-Netherlands Connection’s Professional Program, June 19-23 in Delft, The Netherlands – Theme for this 10th anniversary program is Resilience in the Water Space: Merging Science, Engineering, Business & Policy.  Subgroups are forming for this event including Federal Advisory Committees, university teams, national labs across the globe, industry groups and NGO’s.  Agenda and registration is at http://floridaearth.org/usncpro2017.  For more information call Stan Bronson at (561) 281-5081 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sea level change is already impacting coastal communities globally and will continue to do so. To meet urgent societal needs for useful information on sea level, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has established the theme “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts”, as one of its cross-cutting “Grand Challenge” (GC) science questions.

The GC Sea Level has designed and developed an integrated interdisciplinary program on sea level research reaching from the global to the regional and coastal scales. In particular, the program aims for close interaction with relevant coastal stakeholders to make sure that the results effectively support impact and adaptation efforts and wider coastal zone development and management.

The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. It follows 11 years after the first WCRP sea level conference (Paris, 2006), and three years after the last Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will provide a comprehensive summary of the state of worldwide climate-related large scale sea level research.

The conference is a 5-day event with a leading theme guiding the activities of each day. The structure of the conference will consist of plenary sessions followed by extensive poster sessions. In the evenings we are planning to hold "think-tanks" focusing on new science frontiers and activities.

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Thursday, July 13, 7:00pm to 8:00pm ET

FSU Coastal & Marine Lab Auditorium 3618 US-98, St Teresa, FL 32358

What storms will be like in the future is an important question especially for those living in coastal communities. Scientists have yet to work out all the answers but Dr. James Elsner (FSU Geography) has contributed some important clues. According to Dr. Elsner hurricanes are getting stronger driven by the increasing ocean warmth and tornadoes appear to be coming in bigger and more powerful bunches.

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The spotlight theme is “A New Era for NOAA Environmental Satellites.” The Agenda will comprise not only presentations and discussions, but will also include opportunities for: building sustainable partnerships; framing new pathways to science, technology, engineering and mathematics; improving access and opportunity; responding to the needs of students; and providing an opportunity via posters and presentations to showcase results of collaborative research projects and partnerships between students and scientists at NOAA.

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Following the successful of the first international conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and application to Natural Hazard (EVAN) in Siegen Germany in 2013 and the second conference in Santander Spain in 2015, conference organizers are pleased to announce the dates of the third conference to take place in Southampton, UK.

The conference will take place September 5-7 2017 at the National Oceanography Centre. The overall aim of the conference is to bring together and promote interchange between a diverse community of research scientists, students, practitioners and stakeholders concerned with this complex and inter-disciplinary topic.

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In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, the Florida Organic Growers are holding an inaugural state-wide Organic Food & Farming Summit. This three day summit is an opportunity for farmers to interact with innovators and leaders in organic agriculture and to gain knowledge & training through farm tours, workshops, a trade show, and day-long training opportunities.

 

The EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) is a new science enterprise launched at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) through a global public-private partnership that seeks to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for energy, water and food security. The nexus approach is based on the premise that an action in one sector impacts the other. Therefore, the search for solutions must simultaneously investigate all three elements in a new science enterprise.
 
Key Dates
  • July 14th: Last day to Submit Abstracts, and Student Scholarship Applications
  • August 16th: Deadline for Tech Expo Booth Reservations
  • September 20th: Welcome Reception
  • September 21st: Summit Day One, and Alumni & Industry Gala
  • September 22nd: Summit Day Two, including Eco-Tour
 
 
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Please mark your calendars for University of Florida's 3rd annual Campus Climate Communication Summit on Thursday October 12th. This year's theme is Virtual Reality, with a keynote by Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. To get involved, co-sponsor, or ask a question, please email Cynthia Barnett with the College of Journalism and Communications at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carolyn Cox with the Florida Climate Institute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ASBPA is the nation’s first organization to promote science-based policies for the preservation of coastal areas. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Beaches, Bays, and Beyond,” continues to broaden our focus across the entire coastal and estuarine system. The National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for all coastal stakeholders to learn together and develop collaborative networks and resources to promote best management practices to maintain and improve the health of our coastal and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems.

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The FCI @UF will be hosting Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at World Wildlife Fund, and Mac Stone, Conservation photographer, author and educator. The event will explore conservation efforts both in the US and abroad and will be held at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 3:00pm.     

More information on both speakers can be found at http://www.worldwildlife.org/experts/shaun-martin and http://www.macstonephoto.com/about.html

The goal of the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines throughout the physical sciences, biological sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The format is designed to encourage new climate researchers to become acquainted with the details of diverse areas of study and to place their own work in the broader context of the climate research community.

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Over the next several decades, economic expansion and urbanization will continue along our worlds’ coasts. Coastal populations and billions of dollars of assets are at risk from intensifying and more frequent storms. Changing coastlines due to sea level rise will impact settlement patterns around the globe. The 6th iNTA2017 conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture” will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address the most pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise and flooding risks in a moment when these issues are understood as critical in cities across the world. The conference organizers solicit participants working on these issues in the areas of architecture, construction, planning, historic preservation, land use and policy, engineering, real estate and environmental law, social and economic policy. iNTA2017 seeks participants whose research, implementation activities and proposals explore new opportunities for reinventing current economic and development paradigms in response to the extraordinary circumstance that tropical and subtropical regions worldwide are confronting due to storm hazards.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Broward County  will host the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia and the non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

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Presented by the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group of the National Integrated Drought Information System

Please join us for a free monthly webinar series beginning in November that will explore current research and applications on drought impacts. Understanding impacts helps planners, decision makers and resource managers reduce vulnerability to future droughts. The webinars, which start Nov. 6, 2013, are on Wednesdays, beginning at 1 p.m. Central time. Each will include:
  • a focus on a specific effort to document drought impacts and the use of this information in decision-making
  • discussion of NIDIS’ role in the emerging Impacts Community of Practice
  • a chance to ask questions via chat
  • other interactive elements.
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The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network Webinar Series highlights key tools and tool use case studies to help practitioners learn about tools quickly and determine their suitability for specific EBM projects. Webinars are held 1-3 times per month and typically last 1 hour.

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Brought to you by The NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), US National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).

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The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.

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The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative is happy to announce the first webinar in the webinar/workshop series "Standardizing Sea-Level Scenarios for Gulf of Mexico Projects."

Very often projects involving sea-level rise start out with the same question - how much sea-level rise and by when? Often the processes of determining which scenarios takes a great deal of time. Additionally, different projects settle on different scenarios making it difficult to compare results between projects. The Cooperative partners have identified addressing this issue as a priority goal for 2016.

The Cooperative would like to invite experts in SLR and those who frequently work on SLR projects in the Gulf to come to collaborate in identifying recommended scenarios. The goal is a suite of recommended scenarios for use across a variety of projects as well as a brief user guide to encourage its use on the Gulf Coast.

This process will take time and instead of dealing with such a large issue with such a large group in one meeting, we are planning a series of webinars and workshops. The first webinar will happen on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. CST, and it will be a background/kick-off webinar addressing the series goals and outlining national, regional and local scenarios.

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In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.

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