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Lisa Dilling New Director of Western Water Assessment

Lisa DillingLisa Dilling, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and member of CIRES’ Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, was recently named director of the Western Water Assessment (WWA), an applied research program at CU-Boulder that addresses societal vulnerabilities related to climate, particularly in the area of water resources. WWA is funded primarily by NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program.
Dilling’s research focuses on decision making, the use of information and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, geoengineering and carbon management. Her current projects examine drought in urban water systems, water governance and climate change, municipal adaptation to hazards, decision making in public lands management, and knowledge for adaptation in Tanzania. Dilling has authored numerous articles and is a co-editor of the book Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change from Cambridge University Press.

Center News

Roger Pielke, Jr., Participates in International Conference on Science Advice to Governments

Roger Pielke, Jr.CSTPR director Roger Pielke, Jr., was an invited participant at the “Science Advice to Governments” conference in Auckland, NZ August 28-29. The 200 participants at the conference included science advisors, senior officials, representatives of national academies, experts and scholars from more than 40 countries across the world. Roger participated in a panel titled “Science Advice in the context of opposing political/ideological positions.” His article for The Guardian, “Government science advice: Where are the honest brokers?” , which came out concurrently with his attendance at the conference, argues that “strengthening science advice depends upon a willingness by at least some of our scientific and political leaders to focus more of their attention on the integrity of advisory processes, rather than the hot political issues of the day.”

Center News

Center Poster Presentations at CIRES Rendezvous May 2

Poster SessionCenter staff and students presented 4 posters at the annual CIRES Rendezvous on May 2 highlighting active areas of research at the Center:

Mapping Climate Communication by Dr. Joanna Boehnert, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research

Cooking Up Clean Air: Demand for Improved Cookstoves and Implications for Air Quality and Health in Ghana by Katherine Dickinson (1,2), Christine Wiedinmyer (2), Mary Hayden (2), Andrew Monaghan (2), Mike Hannigan (3), Vanja Dukic (4), Abraham Oduro (5), Ernest Kanyomse (5)

(1) CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, (2) National Center for Atmospheric Research, (3) CU-Boulder Engineering, (4) CU-Boulder Applied Math, (5) Navrongo Health Research Centre

Risk Perceptions, Management Regimes, and Wildfire Mitigation Behavior in Wildland-Urban Interface Zones: A Cross-Case Analysis by Elizabeth Koebele (1,2), Deserai A. Crow (1,2), Lydia Dixon (1,2), Adrianne Kroepsch (2), Rebecca Schild (1,2), and Katherine Clifford (2)

(1) Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, (2) Environmental Studies Program

The Inevitability of and Responsibility for Catastrophic Sea Level Rise by Jordan Kincaid, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research