List of Past Capitol Hill Briefings

Climate Change and Food Security
Climate Change and Food Security

Capitol Hill Briefing

January 20th, 2016
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Senate Russell Office Building, Room 485

Shoring Up: The Potential of Natural Infrastructure to Enhance the Resilience of Our Nation's Coasts
Shoring Up: The Potential of Natural Infrastructure to Enhance the Resilience of Our Nation's Coasts

Capitol Hill Briefing

October 20th, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 201-00

Seasonal Weather Forecasting for Agriculture, Energy, and Fisheries
Seasonal Weather Forecasting for Agriculture, Energy, and Fisheries

Capitol Hill Briefing

September 15th, 2015
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 209-08

This briefing will explore how the sectors of agriculture, energy, and fisheries use seasonal forecasts in their decision-making, and the potential benefits of improving seasonal forecasting ability.

Inland Flooding: Reducing Risk and Mitigating Impacts
Inland Flooding: Reducing Risk and Mitigating Impacts

Capitol Hill Briefing

May 6th, 2015
1:30 - 3:00pm
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 201-00

 

This briefing will explore advances in flood mapping; mitigation and recovery options; and on-the-ground examples of successful flood management, intervention, and recovery by inter-agency teams.

Coastal Flooding: Science, Risk Communication, and Response
Coastal Flooding: Science, Risk Communication, and Response

Capitol Hill Briefing

March 11th, 2015
4:00-5:30pm
Room SVC 215, Capitol Visitor's Center

The briefing will explore the science of coastal flooding, risk communication strategies, and mitigation options to lessen damages from recurrent flooding and extreme events.

Lightning and Public Safety
Lightning: Economic and Public Safety Implications
11/20/2014

Capitol Hill Briefing

November 20th

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.

Agricultural Runoff and Water Quality
Agricultural Runoff and Water Quality
10/21/2014

Capitol Hill Briefing

October 21st, 3pm

How agricultural runoff contributes to "dead zones" and harmful algal blooms in coastal and inland waters, the importance of weather and climate factors, and what the agricultural community can do to help improve water quality.

Climate Change and Infectious Disease
Capitol Hill Briefing on Climate Change and Infectious Disease
2/28/2016

Friday, February 28 
2:00 pm
Senate Russell 253

Topics to be covered include the controversy over whether climate change will increase the burden of infectious disease, focusing on malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases. The nature of the scientific evidence for climate warming increasing infectious disease risk and the potential for new diseases to invade the United States will also be discussed.

Archive List of Past Capitol Hill Briefings
Archive List of Past Capitol Hill Briefings

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