NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center – March 12, 2015

Webinar: Climate-Smart Adaptation: Vulnerability Assessment Results and Next Steps for the North-central California Coast and Ocean by Sara Hutto, Ocean Climate Specialist, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Learn how the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary MPA is planning for climate-smart adaptation and how you might be able to use the same approach. Sara Hutto will present the results of a vulnerability assessment for species, habitats and ecosystem services in the North-central California region. Application of the vulnerability assessment, scenario planning, and the formation of a working group to develop adaptive management recommendations will also be discussed. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10 am PDT / 5pm GMT. Co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, the EBM Tools Network, OpenChannels.org, and MPA News. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Association of Climate Change Officers – February 12, 2015

This is the first of a series of webinars presented by the Women's Climate Collaborative (WCC). In 'Lean In to Fight Climate Change' will summarize the current status of carbon mitigation in the U.S., discuss the challenges professional women face in moving the needle on climate change in their organizations, and map out the WCC's role in supporting those efforts. Webinar presenters will also discuss the data and information provided in Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In," which examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower professionals regardless of gender to achieve greater success within their organizations and in support of their missions/responsibilities. This webinar will be held on February 12, 2015 from 12-1 p.m. For more information and to register, click here.

EPA – February 23, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on February 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. ET will host a webinar entitled "Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap" as part of its Moving Toward Sustainability webinar series. This free national webinar on resiliency is part of OWM's ongoing effort to promote sustainable and resilient water utilities. In addition to remarks from EPA officials, the webinar will feature presentations from water utilities in Austin, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona on their efforts to become more sustainable and resilient in the face of climate-related challenges. To register, click here.

EPA – February 5, 2015

Join EPA for a Watershed Academy webcast on February 5, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern to learn about lessons from the past 10 years of USDA's Watershed Assessments in the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP). Renown agricultural research experts will share some of the key findings from the CEAP Watershed Assessments on how the suite, timing and spatial distribution of conservation practices influence and impact local water quality outcomes. Topics covered will include nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment loss reduction and various approaches to targeting, as well as overall lessons learned from the CEAP Watershed Assessments.Ten Years of Watershed Assessment in CEAP: Insights and Lessons Learned. For more information and to register, click here.

NCWRA – February 9, 2015

North Carolina Water Resources Association (NCWRA)will host a webinar on Changes in Water Infrastructure Funding on February 9, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET. Presentation by Kim Colson, Director of the NC Division of Water Infrastructure. Session Law 2013-360 (2013-14 Budget) consolidated most water infrastructure (drinking water, wastewater, reclaimed water, and stormwater) funding programs into the newly created Division of Water Infrastructure.  In addition, SL 2013-360 created the State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA) to make funding decisions and to look at many other water infrastructure issues.  This presentation will review those changes and look ahead as the work of the Division and SWIA continues. For more information, click here.

Antioch University – January 29, 2015

Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment webinar will be held on January 29, 2015 from 12 noon to 1:15 pm. This webinar addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, and stormwater to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy. Participants will leave this webinar with knowledge about the latest innovative approaches to understand the effects of inland flooding and apply low-impact development (LID), site design, and smart growth practices at different scales of implementation. There will be reference to pioneering hydrology-based, sub-watershed approaches that have shown mitigation potential not only for storm water and flooding, but to the loss and degradation in water quality. To register for this webinar, click here.

This webinar is part of the series, Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities, presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more information on this webinar series, click here.

 

National Academy of Sciences – December 5, 2014

The National Research Council's Board on Earth Science and Resources will host a webinar, "Unearthing Citizen Science,"on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST. The webinar will examine the role and potential of citizen science in advancing the earth sciences, from its role in monitoring unconventional hydrocarbon development to predicting, mitigating, and increasing public awareness of natural hazards. For more information and to register, click here.


Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network – December 11, 2014

Ecosystem-Based Management Tools Network will hold a webinar on Restoring the Resilience of Caribbean Coral Reefs by Jeremy Jackson of the Smithsonian Institution and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The webinar will be held on December 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Jackson will present on the new report Status and Trends of Caribbean Coral Reefs: 1970-2012. The report is a result of a three-year joint effort of the International Coral Reef Initiative’s (ICRI) Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). For more information, click here.