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CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

UCAR profiles Jacobs' "remarkable career"

Monday, September 26, 2016

The September 2016 issue of UCARConnect (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) features a story on CCASS Director Kathy Jacobs' career and recent work on the relationship of extreme weather and climate change.  In an interview with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Jacobs  talks about her work integrating science, people, and policy through positions at the White House, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Arizona Water Institute, and National Climate Assessment.  The full article is available here