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“Climate Change in the Americas” is the theme of the 35th edition of the annual Journalists & Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean to be held on March 27-28, 2018, at Florida International University’s Miami Beach Urban Studios.

Each year, FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and School of Communication+Journalism partner to provide a forum for journalists, scholars and policy-makers to discuss the social, economic and political issues facing the hemisphere. These conversations represent informed, interdisciplinary efforts toward enhancing and deepening news coverage, policy decision-making, and the general public’s understanding of the region.

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FloridaWCA provides a venue for information exchange and informal discussions of interest to water resources managers, utilities, scientists and regulators throughout Florida regarding climate science, tools and models, and communication to enhance water supply operations and resources. To register or if you have any questions contact Lisette Staal, UF Water Institute (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The event will be hosted by Florida State University/COAPS.

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You are invited to join an exploration of lifeways motivated by desire for human and ecological health, harmony, pleasure, community, and sovereignty. Over the past century, people and places across Latin America have been shaped by national and international efforts toward “development,” conceived as economic growth and assimilation of western institutions and lifestyles. Concomitant loss of biological and cultural diversity, together with increasing environmental degradation, provoke reappraisal of radically diverse paths toward wellbeing. In sync with Latin American Studies Association 2018 theme Latin American Studies in a Globalized World, we consider local visions and practices in the context of south-south conversations and south-north learning and power relations.

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We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual Symposium on Climate and Health. The symposium will bring researchers and other stakeholders to discuss the empirical evidence of the direct and indirect health effects of climate systems, climate change and extreme weather. The symposium seeks to reduce uncertainty surrounding these impacts, as related to the global burden of disease.

We invite scholarly work, both papers and posters, under the following themes:
  • Empirical evidence of the direct and indirect effects of climate and/or meteorological conditions on different health outcomes,
  • Data and methodologies that support research on the health effects of climate and meteorological conditions,
  • Uncertainty in the health effects of climate and/or meteorological conditions,
  • Engagement of different stakeholders in communicating the health risk associated with climate and/or extreme weather, and
  • Novel approaches to mitigate adverse health effects of climate and/or extreme weather.
If you would like to participate, please visit the symposium website:
Partial travel and logistic support may be available to the selected participants.
For more information contact:
Sam Hopwood, Coordinator,
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The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology  is organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones and is hosted by the American Meteorological Society.

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Miami-Dade County will host the 10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on October 24-25, 2018, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Join us in celebrating a decade of progress with critical discussions on adaptation, innovation, and resilience. The Summit will feature keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing plans to ensure the region not only survives, but thrives, in the face of sea level rise and other climate impacts.

This annual event is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, 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 nonprofit community to exchange ideas and dialogue through panel discussions and networking breaks.

Contact the Miami-Dade Office of Resilience at 305-375-5593 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions and for information on vendor, exhibit, and sponsorship opportunities.

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The 2018 National Disaster Resilience Conference that will bring together the nation›s foremost voices in the disaster safety and resilience movement on November 7-9 in Clearwater Beach, FL. Keynote presentations, discussion panels, and spotlight topics will focus on the latest in science, policy, and practice to create more resilient buildings and disaster-resilient communities in the face of earthquakes, floods, hail, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, and wildfires, as well as human-caused disasters.

Design professionals, emergency managers, financial services experts, futurists, housing experts, insurers, journalists, meteorologists, product manufacturers, risk communicators, scientists, social psychologists, and many others will come together to make this conference an innovation incubator for the disaster safety and resilience movement.

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