Upcoming Events

Managing for a Changing Climate Fall Course Available Online

Aug. 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of an updated version of our popular Managing for a Changing Climate online course, available for free on August 21st at janux.ou.edu.

Register here!

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This course was originally launched in 2016. The updated version will include new videos and supplemental materials developed with student feedback. The course is free and available worldwide for anyone with an internet connection through the Janux platform.

Most resource managers need to take climate impacts into account when making decisions during the course of their career, whether their work protects native species populations, reduces the impact of extreme storms on infrastructure, or improves water quality in a watershed. This course provides students with an understanding of the climate system, how it is changing, and what that means for various natural and cultural resources. This information is valuable for students, management professionals, and researchers alike.

Material for this course was developed in partnership with NextThought LLC, NASA through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, and the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The course is also offered as a 3-credit upper division undergraduate course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.

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Webinar: Modeling Water and River Management Strategies in the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin

Oct. 23, 2017

DATE: Monday, October 23, 2017
TIME: 1:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 PM Mountain / 3:00 PM Central / 4:00 PM Eastern
PRESENTERS: Jennifer Koch, Sophie Plassin (University of Oklahoma, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability)

In the water-scarce Rio Grande/Bravo (RGB) Basin, climate change and population growth call for a more sustainable management of water resources, ecosystems, and livelihoods. Models that draw from different disciplines to represent social and ecological dynamics across space and time can improve our understanding of this complex system and allow us to explore alternative future scenarios to improve the resilience of the Basin.

The SC CSC-supported work described in this webinar draws on interviews with water managers and stakeholders in the RGB Basin to 1) build a spatially explicit Agent-Based-Model of the whole Rio Grande/Bravo Basin that helps understand how different management strategies and human uses of the river might affect social, ecological and hydrological outcomes; and 2) compare existing approaches and develop new methods for conceptual model development, from an interdisciplinary collaboration among environmental anthropologists, geographers, hydrologist, and modelers. This research project has led to: 1) the design of a concept map combined with a text analysis and a typology of actors that capture key relationships between the social and the ecological components of the RGB system; 2) a geodatabase of water governance and socio-eco-hydrological data for the whole basin; and 3) a draft version of the spatio-temporal ENVISION simulation model for the RGB. Next steps of this research will focus on the refinement of the simulation model implemented with the ENVISION platform and analysis of the simulation results.

WEBINAR ACCESS:

We will be using WebEx for these webinar series (this is the last webinar in this series). Please find the call-in information below:

Meeting Link: https://wwfus.webex.com/wwfus/j.php?MTID=m9479fed5c05a2735ca8dc0d53082c480
Meeting number/access code: 213 532 592
Join by phone:
1-866-469-3239     US/Canada toll-free call-in number
1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
001-800-514-3550 Mexico toll-free call-in number
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