Western Water Assessment RISA Helps Develop Webinar for Water Resource Professionals 7 December 2012

Western Water Assessment RISA Helps Develop Webinar for Water Resource Professionals

The CPO-funded NOAA-RISA Western Water Assessment helped develop an introductory webinar for water resource professionals that will introduce a pilot training program on assessing climate change impacts on water resources. 
Vacancy: Director, Climate Program Office 29 October 2012

Vacancy: Director, Climate Program Office

NOAA is looking for an innovative leader to serve as the Director for our Climate Program Office (CPO). Highly qualified candidates will have a combination of strong scientific credentials, experience leading large scientific programs, and a proven ability to collaborate with diverse climate stakeholders.

Drought on the Rio Grande 5 October 2012

Drought on the Rio Grande

On the Rio Grande—historically the wellspring for more than five million people in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico—coping with scarcity has become a reality, and water management and use in the region may be a leading example of how to adapt to drier times. 
New Modules from COMET 19 September 2012

New Modules from COMET

The COMET Program, part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's Community Programs, has recently released three brief modules that describe impacts of climate change.
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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