May 18, 2021

How can nature-based solutions improve climate resilience for water-related infrastructure?

ESSA’s Cedar Morton and Jimena Eyzaguirre  have been working with GIZ to articulate how nature-based solutions can be harnessed to help “climate-proof” water infrastructure like dams, irrigation canals, pumping facilities, and more. Watch Cedar’s recent overview presentation to the GIZ community about Ecosystem-based Adaptation for water infrastructure […]
April 30, 2021

Building Resilience Through Diversity in Science at the 11th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference

This April 6-9, 2021, more than 1,000 scientists, managers, and policymakers gathered virtually for the 11th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference. Broadly, this conference seeks to provide new information and tools to the large community of scientists, engineers, resource managers, and stakeholders working on issues in […]
February 19, 2021

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative launches website

For the past few years, ESSA has been supporting a collaboration among five governments to explore solutions and make progress towards the reintroduction of salmon into the upper Columbia River. Now the broader team behind Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative […]
February 8, 2021

Darcy Pickard’s Term as Co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge has been Renewed

ESSA’s Darcy Pickard recently had her term as co-chair of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge renewed for an additional two years. The Committee’s focus in 2019 was to provide advice and input to support development of initial guidance […]
December 9, 2020

Klamath River Dam Removal & Related Habitat Restoration Plans Move Forward

On November 17, 2020 Oregon, California, the Yurok and Karuk Tribes and the Klamath Dam owner Berkshire Hathaway-PacifiCorp agreed to provide additional resources and support for dam removal to advance the largest dam removal, river and fish population restoration project in US history. This involves […]
December 1, 2020

An Enduring Legacy of Passion for Science and the Environment: The Paul Higgins SFU Resource and Environmental Management Graduate Award

Originally established in 2016 as an annually funded award, the Paul Higgins Simon Fraser University (SFU) Resource and Environmental Management Graduate Award was endowed this year. Paul was committed to environmental management and sustainable development in BC. With 30 years of experience working on the impacts […]