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Save the date for the first ever California Adaptation Forum, to be held August 19 to 20, 2014, in Sacramento, California. This forum will build off of a successful National Adaptation Forum in 2013 and will specifically focus on California’s unique needs. The forum aims to bring together policy makers, practitioners, and leaders to talk with an audience of elected officials, public- and private-sector leaders, nonprofit organizations, and more. Mark your calendars for registration in early May.
Save the date for State of the Cape: Implementing Strategies to Improve Water Quality and Build Coastal Resilience on June 5 and 6, 2014. Join the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in a gathering of local officials, municipal staff members, environmental organizations, and others to discuss the future of the Cape. Check back regularly for more information.
Researchers and practitioners from the Great Lakes region and beyond will gather from June 24 to 26, 2014, to learn about climate adaptation efforts in various sectors and across various scales. The conference will focus on fostering collaboration and discussing next steps for building resilient communities and a resilient region. The Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan and the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities are jointly organizing this conference to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Head over to Charlotte, North Carolina, April 28 and 29, 2014, for the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference. The conference will bring together practitioners, researchers, and staff members from local, state, and federal agencies to share experiences about climate change in the Carolinas and learn about about climate-related tools and resources. The conference aims to provide a venue for information sharing among practitioners, support on-the-ground resilience efforts, and contribute to the creation of a climate information network for the Carolinas.
Come learn how to build resilient communities in the Northeast with the added bonus of working with teachers to educate future generations about climate change. Antioch University and the Environmental Protection Agency from regions 1 and 2 join together to host a regional conference, May 19 to 21, 2014, for local planners, decision makers, and educators to understand how to create healthy resilience communities that are better prepared to handle severe weather and climate impacts.
The Hawaii Tsunami Information Service allows users to search by address, community, or GPS location to access interactive tsunami evacuation zone maps and other vital tsunami preparedness information. The NOAA Pacific Services Center developed these applications (for iOS and Android) to help users prepare for a tsunami before a tsunami hits. Download them now from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
The next webinar in the Association of State Floodplain Manager’s webinar series is Grimm-Waters 2014 Meets Biggert-Waters 2012: Impacts and Implications on April 2, 2014. The Grimm-Waters legislation impacts reforms enacted under Biggert-Waters, and this webinar will help users learn what they need to know to be prepared for the changes. Registration is required.
Interested in conservation management? Don’t miss these great workshops happening in association with the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver, Colorado, March 10 to 11, 2014. Join other industry leaders dedicated to the conservation, enhancement, and management of North America’s wildlife and natural resources while learning about Climate-Smart Conservation, Urban Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs, and Empowering Others: Women’s Wildlife Conservation Network.
Extreme weather conditions and climate extremes take a toll on the U.S. by limiting economic growth. A recent EOS article highlights the need for better economic data to fully understand the consequences of these extreme events. The authors suggest a solution that would solve inconsistency problems and allow for more detailed economic data.
Restore America’s Estuaries and The Coastal Society are hosting their first-ever Summit 2014: Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience. The coastal restoration and management communities will come together in Washington, D.C., to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned. To be a part of this conference, which is slated for November 2014, submit an abstract proposal before February 28.