The Policy Program promotes understanding and use of science and services relating to weather, water, and climate. Our goal is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.
Whether you're new to the policy process or looking to brush up we can help you figure out the landscape.
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If you're looking for opportunities to engage the policy process, we've got a few opportunities to help get you on your way.
Keep up on the latest policy developmens and activities though our studies, Hill briefings, and engagement activities.
News and Announcements
- Research to Operations Survey
This eight question survey is designed to solicit feedback based on your professional experience of how the research-to-operations process works within the weather, water, and climate community
- Lightning and Public Safety
Capitol Hill Briefing
10:30am - Cannon House Office Building, Room 210
1:45pm - Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902
This briefing will identify the observations, science, and services that exist to reduce lightning risks to power utilities, airports, public safety, and more. Explore how managers can plan for lightning threats, and discuss what areas need improvement.
- How to Deal with Climate Change
Climate Change is a complex and contentious public issue, but the risk-management options available to us are straightforward and have well-characterized strengths and weaknesses, as described in this article in Physics Today.
- Climate Change Risk Management
This study identifies potential policy responses to climate change and explores their strengths and weaknesses.
- A Prescription for the 21st Century: Improving Resilience to High-Impact Weather for Healthcare Facilities and Services
A risk management framework to increase the resilience of healthcare facilities and services to high-impact weather events.