Saturday, March 25, 2017

RISA Annual Meeting 2016

From February 23rd to 25th, RISA scientists and partners gathered in Tucson, Arizona for the 6th RISA Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting included broad participation from across the RISA network, as well as federal and state agency representatives, non-profit organizations, and others. Topically, the meeting was divided into five themes: 

1) Evaluation of Regional Climate Adaptation Efforts
2) Evolving Resources for Decision Support & Co-Production of Knowledge
3) RISA Responses to Disasters: How to Take Advantage Without Taking Advantage
4) Fast and Slow, Big & Small: Extreme Events & Agency's Needs
5) Drought University: Sharing Knowledge Across RISA Teams

Meeting sessions are listed below, including links to pdfs of presentations where presenters have given permission to post them for informational use. 

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Day 1 - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Session 1: Evaluation of Regional Climate Adaptation Efforts 
a) Facilitator: Gigi Owen  *Click Here For Presentation 
b) Speakers: Maria Carmen Lemos, Radley Horton, Gigi Owen *Click Here For Presentation
c) Presentation: Evaluating Co-Produced Climate Science (Wall & Meadow) *Click Here for Presentation
 
Session 2: Evolving Resources for Decision Support & Co-Production of Knowledge
a) Facilitator: Tamara Wall
b) Speakers: Melanie Colavito, Ricky Rood *Click Here For Presentation; Chip Konrad *Click Here For Presentation
c) Discussion: Lessons in Communicating El Niño (McMahan) 
 
Concurrent Sessions: Emerging Themes & Partnerships
i) Session A: Building Collaboration between RISAs and the Climate Resilience Toolkit
ii) Session B: NWS-RISA Partnerships, existing and emerging


Day 2 - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Session 3: RISA Responses to Disasters:  How to Take Advantage Without Taking Advantage
a) Facilitator: Ursula Rick
b) Speakers:

Session 4: Fast and Slow, Big and Small: Extreme Events and Agency’s Needs
a) Facilitator: Tamara Wall
b) Speakers: Katia Kontar *Click Here for Presentation; Dan Cayan/Julie Kalansky *Click Here For Presentation

Session 5: Drought University: sharing knowledge across RISA teams
a) Facilitator: Kathie Dello
b) Speakers: Kathie Dello, Amanda Sheffield *Click Here for Presentation; Mark Shafer;  Kirstin Dow  *Click Here for Presentation
c) Discussion: RISA experiences with private sector partnerships (Ferguson) *Click Here For Presentation
 

Day 3 - Thursday, February 25, 2016

a) NIDIS & RISA Collaborations (Deheza) *Click Here For Presentation