North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: Improving Decision-Making Through Regional Collaboration

North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: Improving Decision-Making Through Regional Collaboration

Organizer: 
Charlene Regina Felkley
USDA Midwest Climate Hub
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 1
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Success in obtaining resilient and sustainable agroecosystems within the Midwest Region can only be obtained through collaborative efforts. This symposium will bring together a well-oiled, climate-science-focused and information-sharing team from the Midwest Region to better understand the importance of and efficiency in working together: Working together, sharing and formatting climate information for many different sectors to improve decision-making in a changing climate. The symposium will address:
• The impact of collaboration at the regional scale
• How collaboration influences adaptation
• The efficiencies gained in collaboration
• How collaboration improves information transfer
The Symposium will include presentations with examples of collaborative efforts and impacts from working together and opportunities to become better connected through information sharing (i.e. CoCoRAHS, drought monitor reporting etc.) Survey results from past collaborative events will be shared and a discussion on how to better measure impacts and improve customer service will take place. We want people to walk away with concrete collaboration ideas for their own regions/sectors.

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Presentations

North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: Midwest Climate Hub
Dennis Todey, USDA Midwest Climate Hub
North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: NDMC
Tonya Haigh, National Drought Mitigation Center
North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: MRCC
Beth Hall, Indiana State Climate Office
North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: NOAA
Douglas Kluck, NOAA
North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: NIDIS
Molly Woloszyn, NOAA - National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
North Central Midwest Regional Climate Collaboration: NRCS
Adam Dowling, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service