Addressing the “Practitioners’ Dilemma”: Climate Information Evaluation for Practical Applications in the Water Sector

Nov 17th, 2020 - Nov 19th, 2020
Virtual Workshop

The workshop will convene an array of subject-matter experts, climate scientists, decision scientists, and social scientists to discuss the current state of “user-driven climate information evaluation” in the context of water management. Grand challenges to be explored will include (but are not limited to):
-Methods for evaluating, differentiating, and communicating model credibility
-Methods for characterizing uncertainties
-Methods for decision support, especially amid uncertainties

Funding Partners

Long-Term Planning in the Colorado River Basin: The Challenge of Deep Uncertainty

Presented By Rebecca Smith
Date November 18, 2020


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Day 1November 17, 2020

11:55 am Water Management & Resiliency in South Florida Presented by Carolina Maran

12:05 pm Integration of Climate Change Information into Long-term Planning Efforts of the Columbia River Basin Presented by Chris Frans

12:45 pm Panel Q&A, Plus Open Discussion Beforehand Presented by Keely Brooks, Chris Frans, Carolina Maran


Andrew Jones

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Research Scientist
starEvent Co-Chair

Laurna Kaatz

Denver Water
Climate Program Manager
starEvent Co-Chair

Richard Moss

Pacific Norhtwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Senior Scientist at PNNL and Non-resident Fellow at Princeton University
starEvent Co-Chair

Julie Vano

Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Research Director
starEvent Co-Chair

Anne Waple

President & Founder
starEvent Co-Chair


United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Climate Program Director
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Program Manager
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Climate Change Policy Analyst
Global Water Program Lead
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Regional Hydrology and Climate Change Technical Specialist
University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Researcher | Stakeholder Science Lead
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Postdoctoral Researcher
Broward County
Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
North Carolina State University
Research Professor
Cornell University
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
United States Bureau of Reclamation
Lukas Climate Research and Consulting
Principal Consultant
California Department of Water Resources
Senior Water Resources Engineer
South Florida Water Management District
District Resiliency Officer
Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Executive Director
University of Washington
Research Scientist
Rhodium Group
Senior Climate Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
University of Washington
Principal Scientist
Florida International University
Director and Research Professor
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Director, Thriving Earth Exchange
University of Washington
Climate Adaptation Specialist
Cornell University
Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
United States Bureau of Reclamation
Civil Engineer
Jupiter Intelligence
Founder and CEO
Colorado State University (CSU)
Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist / Scholar
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Senior Lead for Global and Climate Change
Loughborough University
Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling