Policy Program

About the Policy Program

The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.

Learn the Ropes

Whether you're new to the policy process or looking to brush up we can help you figure out the landscape.

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Get Involved

If you're looking for opportunities to engage the policy process, we've got a few opportunities to help get you on your way.

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Stay Informed

Keep up on the latest policy developments and activities though our studies, Hill briefings, and engagement activities.

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News and Announcements

Understanding the Water Landscape of the United States
Understanding the Water Landscape of the United States

Understanding the water landscape of the United States: A review of science and policy recommendation

March 2016

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Study in Progress: Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience
Study in Progress: Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience

Save the date: Workshops on Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment, and Management for Coastal Resilience

September 27-28, 2016: East Coast and Great Lakes

October 18-19, 2016: West Coast and Gulf Coast

Radio Spectrum for Earth Science: Protecting Lives, Property, and Commerce
Radio Spectrum for Earth Science: Protecting Lives, Property, and Commerce

Capitol Hill Briefing

May 25th, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385

Geoscience Day on Capitol Hill
Geoscience Day on Capitol Hill

13-14 September, 2016

This opportunity for AMS members to participate in the upcoming geoscience visits day being led by AGI and AGU. Participants will learn about Congress and build relationships between AMS and Congressional offices, which will help ensure that Members of Congress and their staffs have access to the best available scientific information relating to weather, water and climate. Apply now!

Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making
Data as a National Asset for Decision-Making

Capitol Hill Briefing

June 22nd, 2016
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-209

Climate Change Risk Management
Climate Change Risk Management

This study identifies potential policy responses to climate change and explores their strengths and weaknesses.
October 2014
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A Conceptual Tool for Climate Change Risk Assessment
A Conceptual Tool for Climate Change Risk Assessment

We develop a new conceptual tool to explore the potential societal consequences of climate change.
December 2014
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