CONCUR teamed with faculty from UNLV, UNR, and DRI to design and carry out a convening event: Climate Change Science for Effective Resource Management and Public Policy in the Western United States: A workshop for scientists and decision makers.
The meeting, held on March 27-28, 2013, was capstone event of the 5-year Nevada EPSCoR project. The focus was on building a comprehensive program for studying climate change and its impact on people, water resources, and ecosystems of the Western United States. One important goal of the Nevada EPSCoR Climate Change Project was to enhance stakeholders’ ability to access, understand, and use new climate change information developed by the project.
Attendees included approximately 150 water resource managers, research scientists, graduate students, tribal representatives, policy makers, land managers and other stakeholders from Nevada, Idaho, and New Mexico. A major goal of the workshop was to bring these diverse stakeholders together to begin conversations and build collaborations to better address and adapt to climate change impacts in their fields, regions, constituencies, and research. The successful culmination of the Workshop was 17 “Statements of Intent to Collaborate” – among stakeholders, students and faculty. The final report from the Workshop can be found here: http://epscorspo.nevada.edu/nsf/2013-Tri-State/EPSCoR-WorkshopSummary-Report-05-13-FINAL-1.pdf