Steinemann, program manager of the California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP) (A RISA Program) that helps decision-makers incorporate climate science into natural resource and infrastructure management, was recognized with the DWR’s Climate Science Service Award for her contributions of “advice, data, analyses, publications, and presentations to help support DWR drought preparedness and response activities,” the agency said.
DWR cited the scientists' efforts to include adaptation into California water planning and management.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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