FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Western Water Assessment (WWA) has joined the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) as a Regional Associate. The admission of WWA to the AGI Federation was formally approved by the AGI Executive Committee and made effective on March 19, 2018.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, and working across Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, WWA is a university-based, applied research program that works directly with stakeholders such as water managers, natural hazard planners, and the agricultural community, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate, weather, and drought impacts.
"WWA brings significant expertise to the AGI Federation on water issues and this new partnership strengthens AGI's ties to geoscientists in the Rocky Mountains," said AGI Executive Director Allyson Anderson Book. "We are excited to formalize this relationship and look forward to future collaborations."
WWA Managing Director Ursula Rick added, "WWA translates science and provides useful information about climate and weather for a broad range of stakeholders in our region. We are excited to join AGI's broad network of societies and scientists as we work to connect the large body of earth sciences with decision-makers across our region."
To learn more about WWA, AGI's second Regional Associate, go to http://wwa.colorado.edu. For a list of AGI's 52 Member Societies and information about other membership categories, go to https://www.americangeosciences.org/member-societies.
Western Water Assessment's mission is to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision makers in the Rocky Mountain West, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate impacts. Founded in 1999 at the University of Colorado Boulder, WWA works directly with stakeholders across its region to address societal vulnerabilities to climate variability and change, particularly those related to water resources.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of 52 scientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
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