Opportunities and Needs in Integrated Water Prediction, Risk Assessment and Management for Coastal Resilience
The AMS Policy Program is pleased to announce the dates for two upcoming workshops on water information and management needs for coastal resilience. These workshops are part of a broader study on integrated water prediction, risk assessment, and management for coastal resilience.
Coastal resilience depends on communities having the information and tools they need to accurately predict, assess the impacts of, and make good management decisions about water issues. This requires accurate accounting for all sources of water and all factors that influence water's behavior.
Each session of these workshops will tell the story of a place, its successes, challenges, and opportunities. It is easy to break water issues into their component parts - to look at groundwater, water quality, or flooding - but less easy to then build it back into a coherent and integrated whole. By focusing on specific places, we hope to understand what actually goes into building coastal resilience and where federal, state, and local organizations can play a role. Ultimately, the stories from different regions and from communities of different sizes will reveal the commonalities needed to construct a national vision for coastal resilience.
Registration is now open for the October 18-19 workshop.
Attendance at this event is free. Lunch will be provided both days of the workshop. The workshop will take place in the AAAS building, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Because of space constraints, attendance is limited. In order to register, please email Serena Lekawa (email@example.com). Please include any dietary restrictions or requests for accessibility accommodations.
October Workshop: Agenda Overview
Day One: Gulf Coast
Overview of issues and lessons learned
The speakers will introduce the goals of the workshop, share results from the first workshop, and discuss lessons learned.
Talk 1: National Water Model
Mississippi River Delta
Talk 2: TBD
Discussion Panel: Houston-Galveston
Discussion and Synthesis of Opportunities and Needs
Day Two – West Coast
Discussion of lessons learned
Central California Coast
Discussion Panel: California
Talk 3: Data Sharing and Use: National Groundwater Monitoring Network
Tillamook Bay watershed, Oregon
Talk 3: Envision
Policy needs for integrated water prediction, risk assessment, and management – Final Discussion
September Workshop: Agenda Overview
Day One: East Coast
8:00am – 9:00am: Introduction
9:00am – 10:15am: Understanding the issues: Savannah River region
10:30am - 11:45am: Moderated discussion: Savannah
11:45am -12:15pm: Data sharing: Water Quality Exchange and Water Quality Portal
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Understanding the issues: Chesapeake Bay
3:00pm - 4:15pm: Moderated discussion: Chesapeake Bay
4:15pm – 4:45pm: Research to operations: Ecological Forecasting Roadmap
4:45pm – 5:30pm: Discussion and synthesis
Day Two: Great Lakes
8:00am – 8:30am: Discussion
8:30am – 9:45am: Understanding the issues: Lake Erie
9:45am – 10:15: National Water Model
10:30am – 11:45am: Understanding the issues: Lake Michigan
12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch
1:15pm – 2:30pm: Moderated discussion: Great Lakes collaboration
3:00pm – 3:30pm: Regional collaboration: Regional Climate Services Director program
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Final discussion
We hope that you can join us in Fall 2016. Please save the dates for the two workshops, and check back regularly for updates.
To be added to the mailing list for this workshop, please email Ya'el Seid-Green at firstname.lastname@example.org