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Anticipating threats from the environment

How should communities build resilience for dealing with weather and climate-related hazards in the coming decades?

The Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., hosts a forum, “Drought and Heat Waves: Preparing for Metro Phoenix’s Uncertain Future,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.

Participants will use visualizations to explore potential vulnerabilities to our infrastructures, social networks, and ecosystems from drought and heat wave related events, then discuss potential strategies for addressing these threats, focusing on the priorities and needs of relevant stakeholders. At the event’s conclusion, participants will make recommendations for increasing Metro Phoenix’s community resilience.

The event is designed to gather the opinions of a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. You don’t need to have knowledge about the topic to be selected. A stipend will be provided to participants who attend; participants who are selected will be notified in advance.

Recommended for ages 18 and older. Visit http://ecastonline.org/climate/phoenix for more information or to apply to attend.

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