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Part 3: Why Conduct a Vulnerability Assessment Webinar?

This webinar is an installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series and hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program.

Webinar video:
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Presentations:
Miles Gordan Presentation [pdf]
CSKT Climate Change Strategic Plan Presentation [pdf]


Presenters:
Mike (Michael) Durglo, Jr., Tribal Preservation Department Head, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes (CSKT)
Michael.Durglo@cskt.org

Derek Kauneckis, Phd., Associate Professor, Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs - Ohio University
kaunecki@ohio.edu

Miles Gordon, Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs - Ohio University
miles.gordon7@gmail.com

Anna Palmer, Research Faculty, Earth & Ecosystem Science - Desert Research Institute
Anna.Palmer@dri.edu

Resources:
CSKT CC Adaptation Plan
Miles Gordon: Thesis – Ohio University
Fourth National Climate Assessment-Tribes and Indigenous Peoples

This webinar is an installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series and hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program.

Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment(NCA4)summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a Federal SteeringCommittee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The report includes a Tribes and Indigenous Peoples chapter (Chapter 15) as well as regional and sectoral chapters.

Join us as NCA4 authors share an overview of the recently released assessment. Hearabout howauthors integrated indigenous issues and actions across the entire NCA4 through communicating with regional and sectoral chapter leads and supportingopportunities for input from tribes.In addition to the review of NCA4 an interactive mapping application will also be demonstrated https://biamaps.doi.gov/nca/
Webinar video:
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Presentations:
NCA4 Process Overview [pdf]
NCA4 Caribbean, SE, SW, NW [pdf]
NCA4 Ch15 Tribes and Indigenous Peoples Presentation [pdf]
NCA4 NGP, SGP, HI, AK [pdf]
NCA4 IPAMap [pdf]
NCA4 ITEP Webinar NE-MW 02072019p [ppsx]


Presenters:
Rachael Novak, BIA Tribal Resilience Coordinator, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Rachael.Novak@bia.gov

Lesley Jantarasami, Senior Climate Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
ljantarasami@gmail.com

Shannon McNeeley, Ph.D, Research Scientist, Colorado State University
Shannon.McNeeley@colostate.edu

Julie Maldonado, Ph.D, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network
jkmaldo@gmail.com

Chris Caldwell, Director of Sustainable Development Institute, College of Menominee Nation
ccaldwell@menominee.edu

David O’Donnell, Senior GIS Analyst, BIA Tribal Resilience Program (Contractor)
david.o'donnell@bia.gov

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency Projects for FY 2019

This webinar is an installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series and hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program.

The WaterSMART Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing financial assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans (Drought Contingency Planning) and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought (Drought Resiliency Projects).

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports Drought Resiliency Projects that will build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. These projects are generally in the final design stage, environmental and cultural resources compliance has been initiated or already completed, and the non-Federal funding, necessary permits, and other required approvals have been secured.

Through this FOA, Reclamation provides funding for projects that improve forecasts of water availability and improve use of technology to increase water reliability consistent with sections 3 and 4 of the October 19, 2018 Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West.

For further information on the Drought Response Program, please see https://www.usbr.gov/drought.
For further information on the WaterSMART Program, please see http://www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART.
Webinar video:
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Presentations:
Drought Response Program [pdf]


Presenters:
Darion Mayhorn, Policy and Administration, Bureau of Reclamation
dmayhorn@usbr.gov

Tribal Emergency Management in the Face of Climate Change

This webinar is an installment of the Topics in Climate Change Adaptation Planning webinar series and hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Climate Change Program.

In recent times, the northern part of the U.S. experienced extreme minus zero-degree weather, wildfires and flooding have plagued the West, the Central U.S. has been in a drought, and hurricanes have damaged our eastern coastlines. These are all extreme events that have or may directly and indirectly affect tribal communities and resources. How many of our tribal communities feel they have the capacity to respond to such extreme events? Do you know if your program has access to the available tools to address and develop a tribal emergency management plan especially in the face of climate change?

If you answered ‘no’, ‘maybe’ or ‘I don’t know’, come and join us as we hear from three experts who can share guidance, experience, and technical know-how’s when it comes to tribal emergency management. Topics will include: learning about available tools and resources in developing a tribal emergency management plan, financial assistance resources to build capacity, ways to strengthen partnerships with state and federal emergency management teams and hear a summary of a report that presents a culture-based approach to the preparedness goals laid out in FEMA’s new Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, “Building a Culture of Preparedness.” We are reminded by our environment that all these changes are occurring more so as extreme events necessitating the assistance of additional resources and having the capacity to build resilient communities.

Webinar video:
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Presentations:
Building Cultures of Preparedness [pdf]
Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation [pdf]
NTEMC: Building Systems Through Partnerships [pdf]


Resources:
ITLTRF Video on Recovery
ITLTRF Mini Grants


Presenters:
Lynda Zambrano, Executive Director, National Tribal Emergency Management Council
blockwtch1@aol.com

Theresa Gregor, Ph.D, Executive Board of Directors Liaison, Inter Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation
info@itltrf.org

Julie Maldonado, Ph.D, Education and Training Co-Coordinator, Culture And Disaster Action Network
jkmaldo@gmail.com



For more information please contact:
Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager
928/523-7046
Nikki.Cooley@nau.edu
Karen Cozzetto, Co-Manager
928/523-6758
Karen.Cozzetto@nau.edu