NCSE Drawdown 2021: Thematic Pathways

NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

 

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Explore the Thematic Pathways

Thematic pathways are groups of concurrent sessions, poster presentations, flash talks, and FlashTalksPlus focused around a specific theme:

  • A: Addressing Water Scarcity
  • B: Data and Technology Innovation for Climate Solutions and Sustainability
  • C: Traversing the Science Policy Interface in the Context of a Changing Climate    
  • D: Diverse Perspectives and Shared Approaches in Resilience and Sustainability
  • E: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Education
  • F: Improving Water Quality
  • G: Colleges Countering COVID
  • H: Governance in a Changing World: Food, Energy and Water
  • I: Climate and COVID: The Combined Impacts of Multiple Stressors

 

The Pathway Synthesis Workshop is a culminating session for each thematic pathway that ties together all the sessions in the pathway.

 

A: Addressing Water Scarcity

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Solutions to Quench the World’s Thirst – Solving Water Scarcity
  • FlashTalkPlus: Fresh Water in Decline: Nature-Based Solutions to the Rescue
  • Flash Talk: Water Reuse in Chile: An Emerging Debate
  • Poster Presentation: Watershed Conservation for Water Provision in Rural Chilean Patagonia

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: A Tale of Three Cities: A Worldly Approach to Innovative Urban Water Management Strategies

 

B: Data and Technology Innovation for Climate Solutions and Sustainability

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Decision Tools for Systems-of-Systems Approaches to Environmental Security
  • Concurrent Session: Smart Systems to Decarbonize Industry
  • FlashTalkPlus: Re-Energize DR3: Solutions for Data Processes and Stakeholders Engagement

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Aerial Hyperspectral Imagery For Assessing Field Scale Heterogeneity in Crops
  • Poster Presentation: The Digital Divide: A Lesser Known Symptom Impacting Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Image Platforms

 

C: Traversing the Science Policy Interface in the Context of a Changing Climate

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Climate Change Indicators for Agriculture: Understanding Risks and Impacts
  • Concurrent Session: RISAs, Climate Hubs & CASCs: Federal Coordination Across Regional Networks
  • Poster Presentation: Considering Hazardous Ecosystems in Early Care and Education Programs and Policy
  • Flash Talk: Expanding the Scope of Drawdown
  • Flash Talk: Frequently Asked Questions in NCA5: Input from the NCSE Community

Thursday, January 7

  • Concurrent Session: Communicating in Crisis: Sharing Research Related to COVID-19
  • Concurrent Session: Colorado River Sustainability: Epicenter of Science, Environment, and Policy
  • Poster Presentation: The Role That Values Play in the Interactions of Social and Ecological Systems
  • Poster Presentation: Coastal Management and Federal Consistency: A Policy Tool for Coastal Resilience
  • Poster Presentation: Urban Areas at Great Risk from Flood Damage
  • Poster Presentation: Innovative Behavior: Increasing Litter Collection on Public Lands and Waters
  • Poster Presentation: Energy Justice through Solar: Social Construction of Low-income Households
  • Poster Presentation: Human Dimensions of Growing Bioenergy Trees Among Farmers in North Carolina
  • Poster Presentation: The CST: A Study of Tourism Certification and Sustainability in Costa Rica

       

D: Diverse Perspectives and Shared Approaches

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: The Emergence of Local Scale Climate Action and Policy: Why, How, and Who
  • Flash Talk: COEXIST: Actionable Stories for Sustainable Change
  • Flash Talk: Cooling The Waters: A Mindful Approach To Sustainability Transformations During
  • Flash Talk: Midwest Climate Summit- Multi-Sectoral Acceleration of Climate Action
  • Poster Presentation: Indoor Environmental Dust Collection Techniques for Accurate Microbial Exposure
  • Poster Presentation: Relocalization: Challenges and Strategies
  • Poster Presentation: A Sustainable Industrial Model for Bioethanol Production in Puerto Rico

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Showcasing Diverse Voices for Ocean Research and Solutions with ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • Poster Presentation: Factors that Motivate Cacao Farmers’ Agricultural Decisions in Jamundí
  • Poster Presentation: Spatial Distribution of Forest Products Manufacturers in North Carolina
  • Poster Presentation: Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Production of Tree Hole Ecosystems
  • Poster Presentation: Resilience for Refugee Women through Social and Environmental Solutions
  • Poster Presentation: Initial Assessment of Soil Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in a large, urban park
  • Poster Presentation: Reducing Dining’s Carbon Foodprint at Penn State

 

E: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Education    

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Learning From Living Labs: Regenerative Social-Ecological Research and Teaching
  • Concurrent Session: Key Competencies in Sustainability – Areas of Convergence and Next Steps
  • Flash Talk: The Rationale for Economic Literacy in Sustainability Education
  • Flash Talk: Building Drawdown Research Experiences: Informing Action, Developing Leaders
  • Poster Presentation: Can Recycling Education Programs Promote Recycling Rates in the U.S.? 
  • Poster Presentation: Exploring Agrophotovoltaics in Guatemala to Foster Positive Change
  • Poster Presentation: It Is Out of Sight, but Can No Longer Be Out of Mind
  • Poster Presentation: Teaching in the Zone: Water, Land Use, and the Earth’s Critical Zone

Thursday, January 7

  • Concurrent Session: Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula in Higher Education

                   

F: Improving Water Quality

Wednesday, January 6

  • FlashTalkPlus: Advanced Modelling and Water Quality Monitoring Techniques
  • Flash Talk: Nitrogen and the Anthropocene: Health and Sustainability Issues
  • Flash Talk: Source Tracking Metabolically-Active Bacteria from Rainwater to Produce
  • Poster Presentation: Citizen Science in Action: Water Quality Monitoring Using Arduino Sensors
  • Poster Presentation: Microplastic Hazards on Water Quality and Human Health
  • Poster Presentation: Molecular Inclusion Complexes of CLD and β-HCH with CD's for Water Treatment

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: The Impacts and In-Depth Study of the Environmental Contaminant PFOS
  • Poster Presentation: Oxybenzone Sunscreen Alters Stress and Behavioral Patterns in Sheepshead Minnows

 

G: Colleges Countering COVID

Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: After COVID-19, What? Community Colleges From 4 U.S. Regions Respond
  • Concurrent Session: Evolution of California's Scientific Response in the Wake of a Pandemic
  • FlashTalkPlus: Campus Sustainability Education, Research, and Outreach in the Time of COVID-19
  • Flash Talk: An Arboretum-University Educational Partnership Via Virtual Podcast Discussions
  • Flash Talk: Cultivating Key Competencies for Sustainability in an Era of Digital Learning

 

H: Governance in a Changing World: Food, Energy and Water

Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: Irrigation Modernization: How to Keep the Water Flowing for Food, Farms and Fish
  • FlashTalkPlus: Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Nexus in a City in Times of Climate Change
  • Flash Talk: Adaptive Governance of Rivers: All About the Capacity to Reallocate Water?
  • Flash Talk: Adaptive Water Governance and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
  • Flash Talk: The Role of Boundary Organizations in Agriculture-Environmental Governance
  • Flash Talk: Thinking and Acting in a Disrupted World: Governance, Environment and People

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Exploring the Adoption of Hemp as a Sustainable Agricultural Crop in Nebraska
  • Poster Presentation: Investigating Mineral Precipitation and Dissolution During CO2 Injection

 

I: Climate and COVID: The Combined Impacts of Multiple Stressors

Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: COVID-19 in Indian Country: Challenges and Innovations
  • Concurrent Session: Research and Practice Connecting Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation Planning
  • Concurrent Session: Business Disruption, COVID-19, and Climate: Impacts of Disasters on Resilience
  • FlashTalkPlus: Planning for Evacuation & Sheltering During Compound Hurricane Pandemic Threat
  • FlashTalkPlus: The Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Social-Ecological Systems
  • Flash Talk: COVID-19 and Climate Change: Security Implications of Scientific and Social Complexity
  • Flash Talk: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Importance of Building Program Externalization
  • Flash Talk: Heat Vulnerability and Resilience among Mobile Home Owners
  • Flash Talk: Improving Resiliency to Extreme Weather Events in EJ Communities
  • Flash Talk: Visioning a Cooler City: Participatory Planning for Extreme Heat Resilience
  • Poster Presentation: Pedestrian Thermal Comfort Evaluation of Multi-Modal Corridors in Tucson, Arizona
  • Poster Presentation: The COVID-19 & Climate Change Syndemic: Recognize Global Threats & Opportunities

Thursday, January 7

  • Concurrent Session: Advancing Urban Heat Resilience
  • Concurrent Session: The Costs and Losses of Wildfires – Investment Solutions vs. Reactive Management
  • Poster Presentation: Building a Call to Action for Science and Solutions in New Virtual Communities
  • Poster Presentation: Turning Over a New Leaf: Increasing Accessibility to Urban Parks Through Creative Land Use and Infrastructure Solutions
  • Poster Presentation: Has Transportation Behavior Changed After COVID-19? Is This a Permanent Change?
  • Poster Presentation: Calming a Stressed Planet: Alternative Futures for Socio-Ecological Systems
  • Poster Presentation: Getting Out of Hot Water: Moving From Ideas to Action