- Interested in hearing about the latest projected climate data just released from California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment?
- Have a burning question about how climate change will impact California's agricultural systems?
- Want to hear how researchers, industry leaders, and state agencies are thinking about decision support for climate adaptation?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us at the California Adaptation Forum on July 31, 2023 in Pomona (one of the workshops will also be on Zoom) for a pair of pre-conference workshops that will address these and other topics.
The California Adaptation Forum, being held in person for the first time in 5 years, is the premier conference in the state that brings together community leaders, state and local agencies representatives, researchers, and others to share and discuss how Californians are adapting to climate change today and preparing for the future. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday July 3, including:
Using Climate Data & Tools for Decision-Making with Cal-Adapt
July 31, 1:00 – 2:45 pm. In-person
Now more than 10 years old, Cal-Adapt is California's primary source for downscaled climate data. This workshop will review the data and tools available through Cal-Adapt.org, and describe the latest generation of downscaled climate data just released from the Fifth Climate Change Assessment. You'll also get to see the upcoming “Cal-Adapt: Analytics Engine” in action, talk to the researchers who built it, and play with the tools in interactive working sessions. Bring your questions, curiosity, and enthusiasm to dive into the data and explore how
climate projections can help you and your community prepare for climate change.
- Nancy Thomas (Geospatial Innovation Facility, UC Berkeley)
- Grace Di Cecco (Eagle Rock Analytics)
- Nancy Freitas (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley)
- Justine Bui (Spatial Informatics Group)
Advancing decision support for climate adaptation in agriculture and natural resources
July 31, 2023. 3:00 – 5:00 pm. In-person and on Zoom
Information on climate change is one of our best resources for adaptation planning. We have a pretty good idea how weather and climate can affect agricultural and natural systems, and we have pretty good data on climate trends. Connecting the two is the realm of decision support tools. In this workshop, we'll hear from researchers asking questions about the impacts of climate changes on tree crops, agricultural pests, urban trees, and water resources. In the second half of the workshop, participants will be invited to discuss their burning questions about climate adaptation, and talk with researchers who are trying to harness climate data to develop decision support tools for adaptation.
- Tapan Pathak (Professor of Extension, UC Merced)
- Andy Lyons (Program Coordinator, UC ANR)
- Bob Klein (California Pistachio Research Board)
- Janet Hartin (CE Advisor, UC ANR)
- Michael Wolff (Senior Environmental Scientist, CDFA)
- Romain Maendly (Climate Change Technical and Policy Advisor, DWR)
Zoom info: This workshop will be held in person and on Zoom. Zoom participants will be included in the entire workshop - presentations, Q&A with the presenters, and breakout discussions. Register here.