Dates: October 2008—September 2010
The goal of this project is to use modern communication technologies to open a dialogue to plan for and reduce drought-related vulnerabilities, and avert disasters. Interdisciplinary participants hailed from Alaska, US Southwest, and Pacific Islands. The dialogue goals are to:
Establish a cross-regional network of Native leaders and resource managers.
Share impacts and strategies for response among regions.
Document impacts and strategies in a report for participants and federal agencies.
Create a written document for federal and state agencies that outlines important insights and things to consider when working with Native people and Native Tribes on climate change and water related issues.
Regional Contact Information:
Sarah Trainor, Alaska: firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 474-7878
Dan Ferguson, Arizona: email@example.com, (520) 622-8918
Cheryl Anderson, Pacific Islands: firstname.lastname@example.org, (808) 956-3908
Welcome and Introduction Presentation: Water Concerns: Drought and Climate Issues - Observations, Research and Information Needs Gregg Garfin, Director of Science Translation, Institute for Environment and Society, University of Arizona
Presentation: Current Climate Conditions of the Navajo NationJolene Tallsalt-Robertson, Senior Hydrologist, Water Resources Department, Navajo Nation
Drought Imact Reporter Tutorial: How to Submit A Report to the Drought Impact Reporter
National Integrated Drought Information System's Drought Impact Reporter Website
Presentation: Climate Change Community of Practice: Building Knowledge, Guiding ResearchErik R. Stegman Carry the Kettle First Nation (Assiniboine)
Presentation: Climate Change and Water Resources: The Marshall IslandsMark Stege, Terry Keju, Moriana Phillips, and Ingrid Ahlgren