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CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research 13 November 2019

CPO RISA team and partners win 2019 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research

The outcomes of the team’s research will protect public safety and enhance community resilience by helping dam owners and regulators in Colorado and New Mexico make better decisions.

NIDIS presented at Oregon-Washington Water Year 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook Meeting 8 November 2019

NIDIS presented at Oregon-Washington Water Year 2019 Recap and 2020 Outlook Meeting

The purpose of the workshop was to review 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.

New study, co-authored by Alaska RISA team staff, studies the changing role of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium 29 October 2019

New study, co-authored by Alaska RISA team staff, studies the changing role of the Alaska Fire Science Consortium

The authors recommend that boundary organizations wishing to develop knowledge co-production capacity know their audience, employ trusted experts in boundary spanning, and engage in frequent self-evaluation.

Pacific RISA welcomes leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau for the Inaugural Micronesian Conference of Leaders 29 October 2019

Pacific RISA welcomes leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau for the Inaugural Micronesian Conference of Leaders

Heads of State and government leaders from Micronesia acknowledged the value of the CPO Pacific RISA’s work and the way it is uniquely positioned in the Pacific to provide research and partnership that directly supports their high-level decisions in adapting to climate change and variability.

Great Lakes and South Central RISA teams win $2.1M grant to work with 60 cities in the Gulf region 29 October 2019

Great Lakes and South Central RISA teams win $2.1M grant to work with 60 cities in the Gulf region

The project will help cities build their climate adaptation capacities by finding more cost-effective methods to build relationships with scientists and organizations that can assist them.

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