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USGCRP Social Science Coordinating Committee Debuts Seminar Series on Food, Culture, and Climate 17 September 2021

USGCRP Social Science Coordinating Committee Debuts Seminar Series on Food, Culture, and Climate

This seminar series explores the role of culture in understanding climate impacts on a variety of food systems as well as its potential for effectively building resilience and adaptive management.

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide 24 March 2021

Western Water Assessment Hosts Webinar Series on Snowpack Monitoring User Guide

The webinar series reached over 330 stakeholders and shared stakeholder-requested information about snowpack monitoring data, tools, and their applications, highlighting efforts by partners like NOAA Colorado River Basin Forecast Center.

Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist Testifies at House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing 8 March 2021

Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist Testifies at House Committee on Natural Resources Hearing

Zena Grecni, Pacific RISA Sustained Climate Assessment Specialist, will share key findings from the latest series of Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment reports, as well as her experiences working in the Pacific Islands to educate lawmakers. 

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series 9 February 2021

Alaska RISA Launches Alaska Drought Webinar Series

What does drought look like in Alaska? Limited climate data in the state cannot tell us when streams are so low fish cannot pass or when flowing water is insufficient to operate hydropower. These webinars seek to gather local knowledge and better understand the challenges of drought to food security, energy systems, and more.

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities 24 November 2020

RISA to Host Information Webinars for 2021 Funding Opportunities

The webinars will facilitate improved understanding of the Program and the 2021 Funding Opportunity, which will usher in an exciting new phase for the RISA program in responding to decision maker needs, Congressional direction, and strengthening a community of NOAA, federal, state, local, and tribal partners.

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