Educational Opportunities for Water Professionals Announced

March 26, 2013

Course: Sustainable Water Management in the Great Lakes Region (offered April 22 - April 30, 2013 Registration is Closed)

Participants in this online course will gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply more sustainable approaches to water infrastructure planning, and the tools and skills needed to identify stakeholders.  The course consists of three modules: regional climate change impacts and adaptation strategies; sustainable approaches to water infrastructure & climate change planning; and engaging stakeholders in planning for sustainability. Participants will learn through live presentations, case studies, tailored assignments, online discussion and instructor feedback.  
Course is limited to 25 participants.  Contact Anne Baird, program director, at baird.41@osu.edu (614.292.8603) with any questions.

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Webinar: Climate Tools Café 2 (offered on May 7)
This two-hour climate tools webinar will introduce four models and tools that can help planners and others address climate adaptations in their communities.  On the agenda are The Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide, a NOAA too that provides hazard and climate change data, tools, and historic resources; Climate Wizard, a Nature Conservancy resource providing historic or projected spatial data on temperature and precipitation for Great Lakes region areas; Climate Collaboratory, a Nature Conservancy web-based platform for collaborative research, education, and strategy development; and EPS's BASINS Climate Assessment and Water Erosion Prediction Tools for creating climate change scenarios and assessing potential effects of climate and land use change on water quality. Register and learn more here.

Contact Jill Jentes Banicki at jentes.1@osu.edu (614.292.8975) or Lois Wolfson at wolfson1@msu.edu (517.353.9222) with any questions.