2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum

April 6-8, 2021

Photo: Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, by Condor Visual Media

About the Forum


The Climate Science Alliance is proud to host the virtual 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum (SWAF) in partnership with the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center.

SWAF 2021 will bring together leaders, practitioners, and researchers from across the Southwest to explore efforts that are advancing climate change adaptation including hands-on activities, networking, and professional training.

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Building on takeaways from the 2018 Forum, the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum (SWAF) will be held April 6-8, 2021.

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Day one will feature an interactive experience exploring the Connecting Wildlands and Communities project, a model for advancing transformational adaptation through interdisciplinary collaboration to support resilience for ecosystems and local communities.

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Day two will include a hands-on training experience for practitioners interested in cultivating meaningful and authentic collaborations with Indigenous communities.

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Day three will serve as an opportunity for roundtable conversations focused on overcoming challenges to fire and forest management in the Southwest. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to actively engage with practitioners, leaders, and researchers across topics related to fire management, cultural burnings, and emerging initiatives throughout the region.

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