PaCIS Water and Climate Dialogues
RISA Project Assistant Attends PaCIS Water and Climate Dialogue in Guam and American Samoa
Pacific RISA Project Assistant Rachel Miller participated in two dialogues conducted by the Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS) in Guam and American Samoa in September exploring local water and drought issues in light of the effects of climate change.
In September 2010 Pacific RISA Project Assistant Rachel Miller participated in two dialogues conducted by the Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS) in Guam and American Samoa entitled “Dialogue with Local Decision-makers about Water Resource and Drought-related Issues in Light of a Changing Climate.” Miller traveled with a team of 5 researchers from various branches of NOAA as well as the Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) to Guam on September 13-15, and to American Samoa on September 20-23. The team conducted meetings in both places with diverse stakeholders to discuss local needs, capacity, and decision-making capabilities in regard to water resources and climate change more broadly.
Team members and others at a networking meeting in Guam (L-R):
Frank Hays, Jenny Coffman (Guam NPS), Rachel Miller, Charlene Felkley, Doug Harper, Victor Torres (Guam BSP-GCM), Mark Lander (Univeristy of Guam WERI), Team Leader John Marra