Of interest to everyone, but especially to those who attended the West Coast spring retreat:
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California agency on Thursday unanimously adopted a broad, long-range plan to manage the ailing Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
After several hours of public comments and protests by opponents, the Delta Stewardship Council voted 7-0 to approve the final version of the Delta Plan, a blueprint for restoring the delta's ecosystem and improving water supply reliability.
The plan does not call for specific construction projects but contains policies and recommendations....
Amy Clipp (2009) gave a webinar for us that offered ideas for bridging the gap between science and policy, with a particular focus on helping scientists apply their work in complex, political environments.
As a starting point, the webinar examined the following questions:
- What do scientists need to know before they collaborate on high profile policy projects?
- How can scientists most productively work with diverse stakeholders?
- How and when should scientists share interim results?
Her stories are based on lessons learned advising the State of Louisiana on its 2012 Coastal Master Plan. For two years, she worked with Rand Corporation, some of the...
A team of Switzer fellows led by Lara Hansen and I are interested in developing the first national conference and professional development event around climate change adaptation and are seeking the input of other Switzer fellows. Because climate change adaptation is an emerging field with practitioners from varied disciplines many practitioners often work in isolation as they push forward to integrate climate change adaptation into their respective organizations. While many professional societies are expanding to include climate adaptation as part of their dialogue we recognize that this does not achieve a critical mass for networking and professional development. The kind of...