Webcasts and Multi-media

Webinar: Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure


EPA – July 22, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a webinar on July 22, 2014 on Building Climate Resiliency with Green Infrastructure from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT. This 90-minute webcast will highlight Climate Interactive’s new Green Infrastructure Decision Support Tool, followed by a presentation on the New York City Green Infrastructure Program’s efforts to incorporate climate resiliency into system planning. Communities are feeling the effects of climate change now. As different parts of the country become drier or wetter, green infrastructure can improve resiliency by helping communities manage flood risk, prepare for drought, reduce urban heat island effects, and protect coasts. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to climate adaptation. However, sharing best practices, learning by doing, and iterative problem solving can help communities choose a suite of adaptation strategies to meet environmental, quality of life and public health goals. For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar: Waters of the U.S.: Clarifying Misconceptions


EPA – July 16, 2014

Join the Environmental Protection Agency for a webinar on Waters of the U.S.: Clarifying Misconceptions on July 16, 2014 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern to hear officials set the record straight about the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. There has been some confusion about the proposal and the agencies want to provide the facts. This webinar will address some of the more common concerns and misconceptions about the proposed rule, particularly for the agricultural community. For more information and to register, click here or go directly here.

Webinar: Innovation and effective stakeholder engagement on water and energy issues


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – July 24, 2014

This is the final webinar in a series of three 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.  Innovation and effective stakeholder engagement on water and energy issues will be held on July 24, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. Involving other stakeholders or partners for a water-energy project often leads to insights, innovations, and/or greater efficiency. In this third and final webinar, speakers from American Water and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD; California) discuss how they leveraged stakeholder involvement to address water-energy challenges and implement innovations. For more information, click here or to register click here.

U.S. EPA Water Research Webinar: Stressor Identification Process and CADDIS


EPA – July 23, 2014

U.S. EPA's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Program, Office of Research & Development will hold the U.S. EPA Water Research Webinar: Stressor Identification Process and CADDIS on July 23, 2014 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT. Biological monitoring and assessment has become an essential tool for describing the condition of water bodies. When an undesirable condition has been documented, a causal assessment can help direct management action toward the cause of the problem. This webinar will introduce participants to U.S. EPA’s Stressor Identification and the Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS). The step-by-step process for causal assessment process described on CADDIS includes developing a list of candidate causes of the observed effects, deriving evidence for or against each alternative, and identifying the best explanation by considering all of the evidence. We will describe the process and the derivation and evaluation of commonly encountered types of evidence. We will also provide a tour of information and tools available on CADDIS and discuss recent experiences from case studies conducted in California. For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar: Building Capacity to Sustainably Manage Increasing Recreational Uses in MPAs


NOAA National MPA Center July 10, 2014

The NOAA National MPA Center, OpenChannels.org, and the Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network are pleased to announce that they will host a webinar on Building Capacity to Sustainably Manage Increasing Recreational Uses in MPAs on Thursday, July 10th at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT. Presentation by Priscilla Brooks of the Conservation Law Foundation and Charlie Wahle of the NOAA MP Center. Recreational uses of MPAs are expanding rapidly in the US and around the globe. While promising many benefits to users and the sites, this trend has also raised concerns about the sustainability of increased use and about the capacity of most MPAs to manage and facilitate these diverse and often novel activities. To that end, the US Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee, working with the NOAA MPA Center, has examined this challenge and has developed a suite of recommendations and best practices for managers to consider in addressing this trend. Webinar co-sponsored by the NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center, OpenChannels.org, and MPA News. For more information, click here. To register, click here.

Webinar: How to Protect your Drinking Water from Harmful Algal Blooms


EPA – July 16, 2014

EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds will host a webcast on July 16, 2014 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. focused on the impact of algal toxins to drinking water, entitled “How To Protect Your Drinking Water From Harmful Algal Blooms." Karen Sklenar from The Cadmus Group and Tom Conry from Waco Water Utilities Services will continue the series with a discussion of the impact HABs can have on drinking water sources, the extent to which treatment facilities can remove toxins, and ultimately how people can help to reduce the environmental, health, and economic problem in the future. This webcast series is a part of a broader outreach effort that aims to focus public attention on HABs, which are associated with nutrient pollution, and can sicken people and pets, devastate aquatic ecosystems, and be a detriment to the economy. To register, click here.

Webinar: A Lake Erie Twofer: Tiny Plastic Particles and Toxic Algae Threaten Lake Waters


Lake Erie Binational Public Forum 
– June 23, 2014 

The Lake Erie Binational Public Forum invites you to participate in the upcoming webinar A Lake Erie Twofer: Tiny Plastic Particles and Toxic Algae Threaten Lake Waterst to be held on June 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT to learn about the latest science and management approaches being applied to better understand issues affecting the Lake Erie Basin. For more information and to register, click here.

Webinar: Partnerships between water and energy utilities to address water/energy challenges


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – June 19, 2014

Continuing the webinar series Water for Energy and Energy for Water: Challenges and Opportunities for Utilities, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) encourages you to register for and attend this next webinar Partnerships between water and energy utilities to address water/energy challenges. The webinar will be held on June 19, 2014 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here or register here.