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.

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

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News and Announcements

Water and the Coasts: Opportunity, Vulnerability, and Risk Management
Water and the Coasts: Opportunity, Vulnerability, and Risk Management

Water is simultaneously a resource and a threat. It is centrally important to every aspect of socioeconomic wellbeing and water becomes a hazard when there is too much, too little, or if the quality is poor. The opportunities and challenges posed by water are especially acute at the coasts, which are both major resources and often highly vulnerable to extreme events. Coastal communities are also particularly sensitive to changes in land use, population distributions, and climate. This memo identifies seven ways to enhance coastal risk management.

Translating Advances in Forecasting to Inform Water Resources Management
Translating Advances in Forecasting to Inform Water Resources Management

Bringing together scientists and managers from across the United States, the primary goal for this workshop (April 3-4, 2018) is to identify opportunities for more effective collaboration between forecasters and water managers.

Summer Policy Colloquium
Summer Policy Colloquium

The AMS Summer Policy Colloquium is an intense, ten-day immersion in science policy. Participants tackle hands-on exercises, hear from dozens of prominent experts and forge strong professional networking connections. The Summer Policy Colloquium is a career-shaping experience.  Registration for the 2018 Summer Policy Colloquium is now open.

 

Harnessing Science and Technology for National Benefit
Harnessing Science and Technology for National Benefit

The application of new knowledge for societal benefit is pivotal to the future of nations and global society. As described in this study, the United States has a significant opportunity to accelerate the transition of research into beneficial operations and services that serve the national interest.

January 2017

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