Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest

A collaborative approach to climate change adaptation planning for Native American tribes in the Southwest

Presentations

Presentations

In 2012, Dr. Karletta Chief presented at the American Indian Climate Change Working Group and at the University of Arizona Native Nations Water Rights Symposium. Here is a video recording of her presentation.

On June 26, 2013, Olin Anderson, Schuyler Chew, and Shannon Mandell gave a presentation on the project at the 2013 Mid-Year Conference of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Reno, NV. The presentation was given at the 8th Annual Tribal Leader / Scholar Forum on the panel "Agriculture, Timber, & Water: Sustaining our Natural Resources." A PDF document of the presentation slides is available below.

On September 17, 2013., Dr. Karletta Chief moderated a panel at the 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau  The title of the panel was "Climate change impacts on Native Americans on the Colorado Plateau: Cultural and natural resource considerations, assessment, data gaps, technology needs, and opportunities." Click here to go to the conference agenda and program.

On September 25th and 26th, 2013, Dr. Karletta Chief, Dr. Aleix Serrat Capdevila, and Schuyler Chew collaborated with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Environmental Department to hold a Climate Change Planning Workshop for PLPT tribal members in Nixon, NV. 

From October 1st to 3rd, 2013, Schuyler Chew attended a course on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Great Basin tribes at the Desert Research Institute. The course was hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Environmental Department.

On November 7, 2013, Schuyler Chew gave a presentation at the 2013 Nevada Water Resources Association River Symposium which took place from November 6th to 7th in Reno, NV. Click here for more information on the event.

On December 9. 2013, Dr. David Busch gave a presentation at the 2013 Great Basin Consortium at the University of Nevada Reno.

On June 19, 2014, Dr. Karletta Chief gave a presentation at the 2014 University Council on Water Resources Conference which took place June 18th to 20th at Tufts, University in Medford, MA.

On Friday, August 15, 2014, members of the research team gave a public presentation at Wadsworth, NV and a presentation to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council on some outcomes of the project.

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Dr. Karletta Chief and Schuyler Chew gave a presentation for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) webinar series titled, "Climate Change Vulnerability of Native Americans in the Southwest: A Case Study of Tribal Climate Adaptation Among the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe". 

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