The CPO-funded NOAA-RISA Western Water Assessment helped develop an introductory webinar for water resource professionals that will introduce a pilot training program on assessing climate change impacts on water resources.
Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI)
In a place routinely afflicted by drought, water managers in Tampa Bay use climate forecasts to ensure a water supply to people’s taps without sucking the region’s rivers, wetlands, and groundwater dry. The limits of their innovation might be tested in a future which could pose even more challenges to ensuring the oasis remains green.
The second of five workshops sponsored by NOAA’s Sectorial Applications Research Program, EPA, the Water Environmental Research Foundation and WaterRF took place in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on May 9 and 10. The focus of the workshop was on adaptation strategies and information needs in response to extreme events.
For over 15 years, NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program has been supporting research teams that conduct interdisciplinary and regionally relevant research to inform resource management, planning, and public policy. The program’s new 2011 annual report contains a description of the major activities and accomplishments of the RISAs in 2011.
In a recently published article, NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco and co-authors, Dr. Laura Petes (Ecosystem Science Advisor in the NOAA Climate Program Office) and Thomas R. Karl (Director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center), discuss how NOAA is addressing the growing demand for climate information in coastal and oceanic sectors.
The National Integrated Drought Information System has partnered with the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Georgia to produce a drought outlook and agricultural decision-support document for farmers in the Southeast U.S.