PA026:
Science to Action: Building Novel and Transformative Partnerships Toward Decision-Relevant Science

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Session ID#: 25740

Session Description:
These are trying times for both scientists and local communities – dwindling financial resources, institutional barriers, spatio-temporal constraints, and a polarized electorate. Despite these roadblocks, scientists persevere to engage and collaborate with decision makers and communities to ensure science that is actionable, applicable, and usable. In this session, we explore (1) how scientists build and strengthen partnerships within and outside the research community, and (2) how these novel and truly collaborative partnerships lead to decision-relevant tools, resources, or knowledge. We invite on-the-ground stories and experiences, successes and challenges, and best practices that illustrate both increased collaborative capacity and the successful co-production of actionable science. Through this collective sharing, we can harness characteristics of effective and transformative partnerships to better understand community needs and deliver robust, science-based, and decision-relevant products and applications to our stakeholders.
Primary Convener:  Julian J Reyes, Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States; USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range, Southwest Climate Hub, Las Cruces, NM, United States
Conveners:  Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States and Korey Woodley, Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee, Moscow, ID, United States
Co-Organized with:
Public Affairs, Global Environmental Change, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
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