Policy & Critical Issues Webinars and Forum Videos

The Policy & Critical Issues Program hosts webinars on a variety of topics that bring geoscientists and decision makers together to discuss potential solutions to challenges at the interface of geoscience and society.

Congressional webinars are webinars that are based on congressional briefings held in Washington, D.C. Critical Issues webinars are webinars focusing on Critical Issues topics that are organized and hosted by the Critical Issues program.

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Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm EDT

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This webinar features experts from industry and academia, who will discuss current and potential future desalination technologies, desalination of seawater in coastal areas, desalination of salty groundwater in inland regions, and how these efforts are shaped by policy and community engagement....

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries

Friday, March 11, 2016

Webinar Co-Sponsors: Consortium for Ocean Leadership, NOAA Ocean Acidification ProgramNortheast Coastal Acidification Network

This Critical Issues webinar addresses how geoscience helps us to understand ocean acidification, ocean acidification's impacts on marine life, and what states and municipalities can do to reduce the fishery-related economic...

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Ocean Acidification Impacts on Fisheries: The geological record of ocean acidification

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Making Produced Water More Productive

Friday, December 11, 2015

Webinar Co-Sponsors: Association of American State Geologists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Geoscience is essential to our understanding and management of produced water, an inevitable by-product of oil and gas development. This Critical Issues webinar provides a scientific and regulatory background of produced water, how it is commonly disposed, what opportunities exist for the re-use of produced water, and what...

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Making Produced Waters More Productive: Perspectives on produced water and saltwater disposal

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Communicating Cascadia's Earthquake Risk

Friday, October 16, 2015

Webinar Co-Sponsors: U.S. Geological SurveyWestern States Seismic Policy Council, Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission

Geoscience research is at the forefront of characterizing the earthquake risks associated with the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest. This Critical Issues webinar informs listeners of the science and its implications for policy...

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Communicating Cascadia's Earthquake Risk: The Science Behind the Cascadia Subduction Zone Risk

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Water as One Resource: How interactions between groundwater and surface water impact water availability

Monday, July 13, 2015

Webinar Co-Sponsors: National Ground Water Association, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, Association of American State Geologists

This Critical Issues webinar provides an overview of how groundwater and surface water interact, what the implications of these interactions on water resources are, and how water can be more effectively managed if an understanding of these interactions is...

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Water As One Resource: How Groundwater Interacts with Lakes and Streams

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Induced Seismicity in the Midcontinent

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Webinar Co-Sponsors:  Association of American State Geologists (AASG)

This Critical Issues webinar provides current information about induced seismic activity in the United States, specifically in the mid-continent, and includes information on mitigation planning, the current state of seismic monitoring at the state level, and the challenges in communicating the science of the issue to the public and decision-makers....

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2014 Critical Issues Forum: America's Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The development of unconventional natural gas resources in the last decade has...

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