"Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation" workshop along the U.S./Mexico border 8 September 2014

"Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation" workshop along the U.S./Mexico border

A bilateral workshop on "Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation" in the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo region will take place September 10-11, 2014 at the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission in El Paso,Texas.
Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director 16 June 2014

Western Water Assessment RISA welcomes new director

Lisa Dilling, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the new director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA), an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities related to climate, particularly in the area of water resources.
Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol 18 March 2014

Contribution of sea surface carbon pool to organic matter enrichment in sea spray aerosol

Research funded by CPO’s Atmospheric Chemistry, Carbon Cycle, and Climate (AC4) program was published in Nature Geosciences.  The article assesses the relationship between the organic carbon content of sea water and freshly emitted sea spray aerosol in the North Atlantic as well as the coastal waters of California.

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow 10 February 2014

Understanding uncertainties in future Colorado River streamflow

Research funded by the RISA program was published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The publication - Understanding Uncertainties in Future Colorado River Streamflow - is a synthesis of studies on Colorado River streamflow projections that examines methodological and model differences and their implications for water management. 

Florida's Fragile Oasis 13 September 2012

Florida's Fragile Oasis

In a place routinely afflicted by drought, water managers in Tampa Bay use climate forecasts to ensure a water supply to people's taps without sucking the region's rivers, wetlands, and groundwater dry. The limits of their innovation might be tested in a future which could pose even more challenges to ensuring the oasis remains green. 
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