Report cards and system dynamics modelling (Page 1)

Report cards and system dynamics modelling

Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison, Alexandra Fries, Heath Kelsey, Dave Nemazie, Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen, Emily Nastase ·
23 March 2017

This newsletter summarizes the outcomes of a workshop exploring the linkages and potential benefits of combining river basin health report cards and system dynamics modelling. These two approaches have traditionally been utilized separate from each other, however merging the two will lead to better management of the world's river basins.


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Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Southeast United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
24 February 2017

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.


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Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda (Page 1)

Upper Mississippi River Conference 2016 Action Agenda

Heath Kelsey, Jane Thomas ·
21 December 2016

On Oct. 13–14, 2016, River Action, in association with the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, hosted the ninth annual Upper Mississippi River Conference, entitled “Raise the Grade,” in Moline, Illinois. The conference brought together over 200 participants from 95 organizations to develop solutions to overcome the many challenges identified in the 2015 America’s Watershed Initiative (AWI) Report Card for the Mississippi River watershed.


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Ecological drought in the South Central United States (Page 1)

Ecological drought in the South Central United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
2 November 2016

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Norman, Oklahoma, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.


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Costa del Estado de Yucatán (Page 1)

Costa del Estado de Yucatán

Heath Kelsey, Jane Hawkey ·
23 October 2016

La costa de Yucatán, en el NE de México, que limita con el Golfo de México, apoya una alta biodiversidad de plantas y animales, así como importantes actividades pesqueras y de turismo. Sin embargo, el rápido crecimiento de la región en términos de desarrollo costero está poniendo una inmensa presión sobre estos recursos naturales.


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Ecological Drought in the Northeast United States (Page 1)

Ecological Drought in the Northeast United States

Brianne Walsh, Simon Costanzo, Bill Dennison ·
28 September 2016

The Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and their managing organization, the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey, have chosen the emerging climate science field of Ecological Drought as a research focus area. This newsletter highlights the outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Amherst, Massachusetts, as part of a series of meetings at each of the nation’s eight CSCs.


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Conceptual Diagrams (Page 1)

Conceptual Diagrams

Tracey Saxby, Nicole Lehmer, Jane Thomas, Jane Hawkey, Adrian Jones, Bill Dennison ·
21 July 2016

This newsletter details the use of symbols as a visual language. Symbols are useful for depicting unequivocal messages that transcend cultures, languages and times. The use of symbols to construct conceptual diagrams ('thought drawings') can be an effective tool for science communication and problem solving. Conceptual diagrams help to clarify thinking and provide a communication interface between scientists and non-scientists.


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Reporte de salud río Bita 2016 (Page 1)

Reporte de salud río Bita 2016

Simon Costanzo, Alexandra Fries, Jane Thomas ·
6 July 2016

Este reporte de salud provee una evaluación transparente, oportuna y geográficamente detallada del río Bita, que es una de las sub-cuencas del río Orinoco. En 2016, la calificación global para el río Bita es de 3.6. Esto significa que el Bita cuenta con una salud moderadamente buena. Para más detalles visite el reporte en la página web orinocoriver.ecoreportcard.org.


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Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica (Page 1)

Avaliando a saúde da Baía de Guanabara e sua Bacia Hidrográfica

Bill Dennison, Dave Nemazie, Alexandra Fries ·
29 April 2016

Nós realizamos um workshop com o objetivo de produzir um Boletim (Score Card) para a Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica. Essa newsletter resume as discussões que aconteceram entre um grupo de cientistas sociais e ambientais, engenheiros e representates do governo, reunidos para desenvolver um esboço preliminar dos indicadores e regiões a serem reportadas para a avaliação da Baía de Guanabara e sua bacia hidrográfica.


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