Policy & Critical Issues Webinars and Forum Videos

The Policy & Critical Issues programs host 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.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 1 hour
Series: Mineral Science & Information Coalition briefing webinar
This webinar is based on a Congressional briefing organized by AGI on behalf of the Mineral Science & Information Coalition (3 March 2016). The webinar addresses the efforts being taken at the federal level to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals and materials.
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Friday, March 11, 2016 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This 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 impacts of ocean acidification.

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Friday, December 11, 2015 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

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 the environmental and regulatory challenges for re-using produced waters are.

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Friday, October 16, 2015 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar
Geoscience research is at the forefront of characterizing the earthquake risks associated with the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest. This webinar informs listeners of the science and its implications for policy decisions and resiliency efforts. During the webinar, the three presenters will provide an overview of what we know about the Cascadia subduction zone and the associated earthquake risk, how this information is used to guide policy decisions, how the science should be communicated, what state and local governments are doing to address the risks, and what more could be done to better protect the Pacific Northwest.
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Monday, July 13, 2015 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This 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 incorporated.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 1 hour
Series: AGI Policy & Critical Issues Webinar

This 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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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Series: AGI Critical Issues Forum Videos

The 2014 Critical Issues Forum, entitled "America’s Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy", examined the 5- to 30-year outlook for the development of a natural gas-dominant energy sector in North America and discussed the associated benefits and risks.

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