Webcasts and Multi-media

Webinar: Climate Change Adaptation for an at Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska


Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy 
– September 9, 2014

Webinar on Climate Change Adaptation for an at Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska will be held on September 9, 2014 at 10:00 AKDT. Speaker: Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. The Norton Sound village of Shaktoolik faces serious threats of erosion and flooding resulting from climate change.  University of Alaska Sea Grant agent Terry Johnson and consultant Glenn Gray worked with the community over a two-year period to develop an adaptation plan. The community-driven plan positions Shaktoolik to work with Alaska’s Division of Community and Rural Affairs to begin implementation, with funding through the Alaska Climate Change Impact Mitigation Program. Johnson explains how the plan was developed and how reality differs from theory in climate adaptation planning. For more information and to register for this webinar, click here.

Webinar: The Role of Citizen Scientists in Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Response


EPA – May 29, 2014

Join EPA on May 29, 2014 for The Role of Citizen Scientists in Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Response, the first in an exciting series of free summer webinars about this worsening environmental problem and public health threat. Steve Morton from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Scott Kishbaugh and Karen Stainbrook from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation will begin the series with a discussion of their involvement with volunteer monitoring initiatives, and how the American public can get involved in a project to monitor for potentially toxic algal species and collect meaningful data from their local water bodies for use in decision-making by a local, state, or federal agency. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Webinar: Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife


The Ohio State University – May 29, 2014

The Ohio State University will hold a webinar on Climate Change Impacts on Wildlife on May 29, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. Climate change in the Great Lakes region and beyond is expected to promote shifts in the ranges and phenology of well-known plant and animal species. These shifts are often a result of changes in the availability of food and shelter, as well as temperature. Knowing more about these potential impacts will help wildlife managers and nature enthusiasts alike to adapt to and potentially mitigate some of the resulting changes in wildlife diversity. For more information and to register for this webinar, click here.

Special ASWM American Wetlands Month Webinar


ASWM – May 29, 2014

The Association of State Wetland Mangers will host a webinar on May 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Webinar topic is Stormwater, Wetlands and Low Impact Development; Putting the Landscape to Work  For Clean Water – LaMarr Clannon: Maine NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) Director. For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar: A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-central CA Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services


NOAA – August 7, 2014

A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species and Ecosystem Services webinar will be held on August 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Eastern. Presented by Sara Hutto - Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Climate-Smart Adaptation Project Coordinator. The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary's Climate-Smart Adaptation Project for the North-central California Coast and Ocean will produce a comprehensive and prioritized adaptation implementation plan based on climate-smart principles. A climate-smart approach seeks nature-based solutions to reduce climate change impacts on wildlife and people, and enhance resilience to sustain vibrant, diverse ecosystems. Phase 1 of the project consists of a 2-part workshop series that engages scientists and resource managers to identify focal species, habitats, and ecosystem services and develop vulnerability assessments for these focal resources. Phase 2 uses this information to define plausible climate scenarios for the region and develop and prioritize adaptive management recommendations, with special focus on living shoreline projects, through a working group of local stakeholders. After evaluating these recommendations, the sanctuary will develop a detailed implementation plan and design pilot living shoreline projects with the goal of proactively sustaining diverse ecosystems through nature-based solutions. For more information, click here. To register for this webinar, click here.

Webcast: Living Shorelines - Types, Tools, and Techniques


EPA – May 14, 2014

EPA's Watershed Academy free webcast on Living Shorelines - Types, Tools, and Techniques will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern. Join EPA for a webcast on living shorelines - erosion control practices that protect the natural structure and function of shorelines through strategic placement of materials including native plants, sand, and stone. Unlike traditional erosion control structures (such as bulkheads and seawalls), living shorelines can stabilize shorelines while maintaining natural processes and land-water connections that are important for wildlife and clean water. This webcast will introduce living shoreline projects and explain the values of such projects and their implementation methodologies. Important points to be covered include: site selection criteria, appropriate techniques for differing energy regimes, innovative practices, and implementation tools. For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar: USGS: The National ED Elevation Program


USGS – April 29, 2014

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will hold a webinar on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m CDT on A Conversation with the USGS: The National 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). The United States Geological Survey is embarking on the most ambitious 3D Mapping program ever undertaken within the United States.  The national 3D elevation program (3DEP) is designed to provide the first high resolution elevation data coverage for the country much as the USGS digital orthophoto program did for imagery in the 1990s.  This initiative is being developed by the USGS to respond to the growing need for high-quality topographic data and other three-dimensional representations of the Nation's natural and constructed features. This topic will be presented by Ms. Vicki Lukas of USGS.  Ms. Lukas has more than 20 years of experience as a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey.  As Chief of the Topographic Data Services Team for the National Geospatial Program, she oversees the 3D Elevation Program, the National Hydrography Dataset and associated activities. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer session. To register for this webinar, click here.

Webinar: An overview of water/energy issues from national and federal perspectives


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – May 8, 2014

Water for Energy and Energy for Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Utilities is a series of three webinars sponsored by the Association for Metropolitan Water Agencies, the Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions intended to help utility managers address issues across the water-energy nexus.

Webinar 1 – An overview of water/energy issues from national and federal perspectives will be held on May 8, 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ET. Dr. Craig Zamuda from the Department of Energy (DOE) will present key findings from DOE’s recently released water/energy nexus report, attempting to distill some of the key issues and risks of which water and electric utilities should be aware. Dr. Kristen Averyt, Associate Director for Science for the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado, will present her research regarding water-energy challenges that exist currently and are on the horizon. To register, click here.

Webinar 2 - Partnerships between water and energy utilities to address water/energy challenges. Date and speakers TBD

Webinar 3: Effective stakeholder engagement on water and energy issues. Date and speakers TBD.

For more information, click here.