The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Cresting Research

Cresting Research: July 2015 Selected AGWA Reading

Is "resilience" the same for the natural and social sciences? Should it be?

How do we best define "resilience" across disciplines in light of the large perceived differences in both meaning and application? And better yet, is resilience the best rallying point for collaborative work, or might there be a better motivation for bringing together disciplines from social and environmental sciences? In the third installment of “Cresting Research” (AGWA’s research spotlight), we will focus on how to reconcile the term "resilience" between social and environmental sciences and how we can get past any perceived differences to accomplish meaningful collaborative work. Read More...
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Cresting Research: June 2015 Selected AGWA Reading

Bridging the gap between climate science and engineering practice

How can we balance future needs for engineered infrastructure with the risks posed by the effects of climate change on long-term engineering projects? How do engineers plan for the likely effects of climate change while acknowledging the uncertain nature of when, where, and how they will manifest? The second installment of “Cresting Research” (AGWA’s research spotlight) will focus on the technical requirements and civil engineering challenges raised by adaptation to a changing climate.
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Cresting Research: May 2015 Selected AGWA Reading

Finding “now” in “then”: Using the past to inform our knowledge of the future

Why do we find a particular species (or group of species) in a particular place? How do manage that species (or set of species) if where we find them will change with climate shifts? The first AGWA research spotlight focuses on how our understanding of ecological communities is itself shifting over time.
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