The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

The Global Resilience Summit

Florida Earth Foundation will host The Global Resilience Summit at the world-famous Breakers Hotel and Resort in Palm Beach beginning Tuesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 13, 2018. The Summit will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders, especially in the private and academic sectors, to share ways in which collaboration and partnership can be fostered around resilience themes. Global challenges in resilience are mounting at an alarming rate and no one entity or organization has the ability to make much of a dent in solutions...however, together we might. Using case studies of resilience in coastal communities, opportunities to come away from the Summit with the beginnings of significant impacts based on working together, is the anticipated outcome of this game changing event. As this is primarily an invitation driven event, an atmosphere of camaraderie and partnership will allow C-level executives to be at ease with their colleagues and fellow participants.
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Resilience in the Water Space: Merging Science, Engineering, Business, & Policy

Florida Earth's flagship program, the US-Netherlands Connection's Professional Program (USNC Pro) will be held June 19-23, 2017. With a stellar team already partially assembled, this year will have a very unique focus on resilience in water-related themes through the perspective of collaborating science, engineering, business and policy. Participating groups include researchers and administrators from National Labs all over the world, university admin and faculty, engineering firms, business and government representatives. The program uses various locations as backgrounds for not only getting insight into Dutch water-related thought processes, but also as a catalyst for innovative thinking that leads to solutions to water challenges. Some of the locations the USNC Pro team go are UNESCO-IHE, Rijkswaterstaat, Deltares, Province Zeeland, The City of Nijmegen and the City of Rotterdam. This year's program will have several outcomes that will have far reaching effects including the beginnings of a global partnership for knowledge exchange between research institutions.
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Global Climathon 2015 in Boston

Boston has been chosen to participate in the Global Climathon 2015, an intercontinental hackathon event to find innovative, city-level solutions to climate change problems. Set to take place simultaneously in 15 major cities across 6 continents, the Global Climathon will challenge students and citizens from diverse locations to take direct climate action within their own municipalities. As one of two cities (along with Washington, D.C.) chosen to represent North America in this global initiative, the Boston Climathon — Hacking Resiliency will leverage the wealth of creativity and innovation that greater Boston has to offer, while enhancing climate literacy, skills, and urgency within our own communities. Read More...

2015 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation

Climate adaptation must be founded on firm technical information, but the state of the science is still evolving. As a result, leaders and policy makers often struggle with translating information produced by the scientific community for use in robust decision-making. This American Water Resources Association (AWRA) specialty conference is about ACTION - how we respond, build resilient systems, and influence decision makers. Read More...