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Forum Analyzes Extreme Weather-Related Events and Readiness in Southern California

Forum Analyzes Extreme Weather-Related Events and Readiness in Southern California

Aquatic Forum

December 17, 2012

The Aquarium of the Pacific brought together scientists, policymakers, and other experts to explore potential risks of extreme weather-related events in Southern California and draft action plans to increase resiliency to events like heat waves, droughts, flooding, and wildfires.

The Aquatic Forum, cosponsored by the Aquarium and the California Department of Water Resources, gathered state and municipal agency heads, meteorologists, emergency responders, and others to share their expertise.

Speakers during the forum discussed past, present, and future climate and how climate change could affect the frequency and intensity of extreme weather-related events in Southern California.

During break-out sessions held over the course of the two-day forum, attendees formulated recommended action items that would both decrease Southern California’s vulnerability and increase resiliency in the face of an extreme weather-related event.

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