Photographs of the stream flow in Wheatfields Creek upstream of Wheatfields Lake in April 2005 (left) and April 2006 (right) courtesy of Jolene Tallsalt
Robertson. Wildfire in 1999 on Kenai Penninsula, Alaska in an area hit hard by bark beetle infestation courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Climate Change, Water Impacts and Indigenous People
||Cross-Regional Dialogue: Climate Change, Water Impacts and Indigenous People
Pacific Islands RISA and the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS)
||Cheryl Anderson (Pacific Islands RISA), Dan Ferguson and Gregg Garfin (CLIMAS), and Sarah Trainor (ACCAP)
||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Regional Integrated Science and Assessment (RISA) program
Overview of the Dialogues
Conference Flyer: Climate Change, Water Impacts and Indigenous Peoples
The goals for this dialogue are to: Establish a cross-regional network of Native leaders and resource managers.
Share impacts and strategies for response among regions.
Document impacts and strategies in a report for participants and federal agencies.
Create a written document for federal and state agencies that outlines important insights and things to consider when working with Native people and Native Tribes on climate change and water related issues.
Regional Contact Information:
Brook Gamble in Alaska (907) 474-7812
Dan Ferguson in Arizona (520) 622-8918
Cheryl Anderson in Pacific Islands (808) 956-3908
Session 1: November 13, 2008 Executive Summary (For a detailed summary, e-mail us)
Welcome and Introduction Presentation: Water Concerns: Drought and Climate Issues - Observations, Research and Information Needs
Gregg Garfin, Director of Science Translation, Institute for Environment and Society, University of Arizona
Presentation: Current Climate Conditions of the Navajo Nation
Jolene Tallsalt-Robertson, Senior Hydrologist, Water Resources Department, Navajo Nation
Drought Imact Reporter Tutorial: How to Submit A Report to the Drought Impact Reporter
National Integrated Drought Information System's Drought Impact Reporter Website
Session II: April 7, 2009 Detailed Summary
April 7 Agenda
Presentation: Climate Change Community of Practice: Building Knowledge, Guiding Research
Erik R. Stegman Carry the Kettle First Nation (Assiniboine)
Presentation: Climate Change and Water Resources: The Marshall Islands
Mark Stege, Terry Keju, Moriana Phillips, and Ingrid Ahlgren
Map of Partners by Region
|Participating Sites in Alaska (underlined in green)
|Participating Sites in Arizona (underlined in red)
|Participating Sites in the Pacific Islands (underlined in blue)
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