SWAF Day 1

Day one will feature an interactive experience exploring the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project, a model for advancing transformational adaptation through interdisciplinary collaboration to support resilience for ecosystems and local communities.

Welcome to SWAF 2021

9:00 AM PST

Join Climate Science Alliance Executive Director Dr. Amber Pairis for welcoming remarks to the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum.

Forum Blessing

9:05 AM PST

Join Mr. Richard Bugbee (Payoomkawichum) for a welcome and blessing to begin the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum.

On the Importance of Connecting Wildlands and Communities

9:10 AM PST

Join Dr. Megan Jennings – Conservation Ecologist and Co-Director of San Diego State University's Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management – for an introduction to the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project and framing for the day's sessions.

CWC Project Overview

9:20 AM PST

Join the Connecting Wildlands and Communities team for a brief overview of the project scope, goals, and results.

FIRE: Research and Applications

9:30 AM PST

Join the Fire Team for a demonstration of data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Stretch Break

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM PST

WATER: Research and Applications

10:50 AM PST

Join the Water Team for a demonstration of data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Lunch Break

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PST

CLIMATE AND CONSERVATION: Research and Applications

12:30 PM PST

Join the Climate and Conservation Team for a demonstration of data products, followed by a live panel discussion about research applications for local climate adaptation from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Stretch Break

1:40 PM - 1:50 PM PST

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: Bridging Boundaries for Climate Adaptation

1:50 PM PST

Hear from the Planning Team and members of the Technical Advisory Group about how they have been working to incorporate the CWC data and tools into their planning efforts in Southern California. Then, we'll have a live panel discussion with practitioners from across the southwest who will share how they're integrating science into climate adaptation.

Closing Remarks

3:00 PM PST

Dr. Megan Jennings concludes and exciting day of discussions and gives us an idea of what's next.

Stretch Break

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM PST

Southwestern Climate Showcase

3:40 PM PST

Join Amanda Leinberger of the Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network for an unveiling of their new networking tool. Then, hop into the SWAF Climate Showcase which will feature concurrent events that you can explore and opportunities to engage, network, and share.

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What

2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum

When

April 6 - 8, 2021

Where

Join this virtual event from anywhere!

Contact Us

Questions? Connect with event organizers at info@climatesciencealliance.org