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Date:3/20/2014

um will address human health risks from extreme weather and climate events, including heat-related deaths, infectious disease outbreaks and respiratory ailments. Speakers will explore how recent scientific understanding of the magnitude and pattern of possible impacts, and of the effectiveness of measures to communicate and manage risks, can inform local to national policy development.

Leaders of the weather, water and climate enterprise also will discuss advances in offshore renewable energy, the future of road weather safety, protecting the electrical grid from space weather events, the changing Arctic region, and possible approaches towards the commercialization of weather data. Congressional, White House and federal agency officials will provide an inside look into current programs, priorities and constraints they face as they work with the AMS community to strengthen the U.S. economy using weather, water and climate observations and predictions.

The AMS Washington Forum provides an opportunity for members of the weather, water, and climate community to meet with senior Federal agency officials, Congressional staff, and other community members to hear about the status of current programs, learn about new initiatives, discuss issues of interest to our community, identify business opportunities, and speak out about data and other needs.

All members of the weather, water, and climate community are encouraged to attend the AMS Washington Forum, as well as end users of weather, water, and climate information. For registration and other information, visit http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/fainst/2014washingtonforum.html.


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Contact: Ellen Klicka
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202-355-9812
American Meteorological Society
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