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2024 CAW Climate Summit

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

CAW is excited to host another Climate Summit this summer on Thursday, July 18, 2024. This biennial event will feature stories about local climate impacts and how communities are adapting to those changes in the region and beyond. Registration opens in May, details to follow. 

Call For Speakers & Call for Art

We invite you to answer our call for speakers and call for art at the 2024 CAW Climate Summit. Youth, students, people with lived or learned experience of climate impacts, people working on connected challenges in the region (e.g., housing security, racial and social justice, public health, etc.), researchers, changemakers, and artists are all encouraged to submit an idea. Submissions are due no later than Monday, May 13.

Seeking short presentation ideas (8-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion) with a preference for the following themes: 

  • Recent Learnings in Adaptation Research and Practice  
  • Community Partnerships & Collaboration  
  • The Stories We Don’t Tell: What Can We Learn from Mistakes?   
  • Looking Out: Resilience Efforts Beyond the NH Seacoast  

Seeking art ideas whether written and visual art (e.g., writers, painters, photographers, etc.) and/or audio-based art (e.g., poetry, music, etc.) related to climate change impacts and human resilience.  

Join our virtual “Office Hours” to talk out an idea, ask questions, or seek assistance on the submission process. Participation is voluntary. Please register for a date and time that work for you.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 – 11:00 AM  
  • Tuesday, April 30, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 – 11:00 AM 

Contact Lucy.L.Perkins@des.nh.gov with questions about the event or for more information.

About the CAW Climate Summit

Who will attend:

  • Students and researchers
  • Technical assistance providers
  • Volunteer boards and municipal staff in New Hampshire
  • State agency staff
  • Elected officials
  • Public Health providers
  • Community-based organizations and partners
  • Natural resource professionals
  • Interested residents and community leaders

Participants will: 

  • Build knowledge of climate impacts, climate vulnerabilities, and resilience assets in inland and coastal watershed communities
  • Feel motivated to act using information, resources, and learned practices shared during the Climate Summit
  • Build new and strengthen existing connections with people working for a more resilient and equitable New Hampshire coastal watershed