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Climate Hazard Resilience Forum: Drought

In this interactive forum program participants will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of drought in facilitated groups.

DESCRIPTION

This deliberative forum brings the participants through the resilience planning process around drought for a generic city, named Ottawatta. Participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to city infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from drought. They then learn and discuss stakeholder values, consider trade-offs of various resilience strategies, make a final recommendation for increasing their city’s community resilience, and then experience visualizations of how their plan will affect the city and the people who live there.

Learn more about the Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) project.

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DESCRIPTION

This deliberative forum brings the participants through the resilience planning process around drought for a generic city, named Ottawatta. Participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to city infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from drought. They then learn and discuss stakeholder values, consider trade-offs of various resilience strategies, make a final recommendation for increasing their city’s community resilience, and then experience visualizations of how their plan will affect the city and the people who live there.

Learn more about the Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (CSCRC) project.

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TRAINING VIDEOS

OBJECTIVES

BIG IDEA

Engage participants in discussions about climate-related hazards and resilience strategies and policies in part through the exploration of NOAA data.

LEARNING GOALS

  • As a result of participating in this program, the public and educators will:

    • Increase understanding of environmental changes, drought, and the ways human and natural systems interact.
    • Engage in discussions about measures that contribute to resilient communities, ecosystems, and economies and use of visualizations, case studies, and other data to make decisions during the forums.
    • Increase interest in research related to drought and societal issues related to environmental changes and natural hazards.
    • Be more supportive of the creation of robust community resiliency measures.

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2017, revised 2021
OWNING INSTITUTION

Museum of Science, Arizona State University, and Northeastern University

FUNDING

These materials were created by the Museum of Science, Boston under the awards NA15SEC0080005 and NA18SEC0080008 from the Environmental Literacy Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations within are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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