Win an ASAP Water Bottle!
This is it. Your last chance to get one of the coveted 2014 ASAP stainless steel water bottles. If you aren’t one of the lucky ASAP members to have registered in-person over the summer, you likely don’t have anything to hold your water and – unless you act now – you probably never will.
For a chance at a bottle, simply complete the 15-minute 2nd Annual ASAP Member Survey. Your answers help ASAP meet your needs by directing our collective priorities & projects for 2015. This type of feedback is critical in securing a strong future for the adaptation profession.
We’ll mail ASAP water bottles to 25 lucky ASAP members - selected at random - from all completed surveys received by Friday, Dec. 5. Already have a bottle? They should arrive just in time for the holiday season. Give them as gifts and your loved ones will never be parched.
Action in Adaptation
Why are regional approaches to climate resilience so appealing? Perhaps it’s the ability to bring together stakeholders across jurisdictions, scales, and sectors. Or, it could be that a regional approach better matches the scale of the climate impacts.
Whatever it is seems to be working, and thus new collaboratives are cropping up across the US. Boston recently announced that they will be coordinating a regional climate summit this spring to better prepare for climate impacts to the greater metropolitan region. The announcement is a sign that regional collaboration is catching on, which is likely welcome news to established regional collaborations like the four in California or the one in Southeast Florida. Would it make sense for your region?
Adaptation by the Numbers
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| Releasing adaptation plans
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What We're Reading
Yet another IPCC Report
The Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report was released last week. It is so hot off the presses that the figures have yet to be integrated into the text of either the shorter Summary for Policymakers or the longer more detailed report. These reports bring together the findings from the three working groups released earlier this year. So, if you are only going to read one report from the IPCC this year, we suppose this is the one.
Federal Climate Adaptation Plans
Last week, 38 federal agencies released their climate adaptation plans. Not all the plans look alike, but everyone from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture to NASA and the Postal Service have plans. Be sure to check them out!
American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting
December 15-19 | San Francisco
With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research.
Pre-registration membership deadline: November 14
AWRA Summer Specialty Conference
Abstracts due Feb. 13, 2015
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) specialty conference is about ACTION – how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. This conference will provide a critical path towards informing climate adaptation decisions on the ground. This conference will bring together experts from a wide range of fields to address the issues of adaptation planning under uncertainty.
2015 ASAP Prize for Progress
In Case You Missed It...
Applications due Dec. 12
Don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized at the National Adaptation Forum for all the great work you are doing to reduce net losses and decreased vulnerability of natural/human systems to extreme weather events and climate change. Submit an application, to ensure that professionals throughout the U.S. (and the world) have access to the most innovative and cutting-edge adaptation practices out there, yours!
The Sixth Annual Southeast Florida Climate Summit was in early October. Floridians and national experts met to discuss adaptation measures currently being taken to deal with the rising sea level in Florida, and what can be done into the future. You may view photos, the agenda, and video from the event here.