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CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions 7 April 2021

CLIMAS Publishes SARP & RISA-Supported Guidebook for Water Auctions

Water auctions are a valuable tool for exchanging scarce water resources among users. The guidebook can help users consider advantages and disadvantages, as well as implementation and evaluation of water auctions. 

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.

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa 8 March 2021

Scientists Develop First High-Resolution Water Budget Model for Tutuila Island in the American Samoa

Groundwater is Tutila’s primary source of drinking water and climate change has the potential to significantly impact water resource availability.

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest 8 March 2021

Drought and Extreme-Event Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

The assessment focuses on conditions and sector impacts as a resource for future management of drought and other climate extremes.

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. 

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