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Roger Pulwarty, PhD

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Senior Scientist, Physical Sciences Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Full Biography

Roger Pulwarty is the Senior Scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Physical Sciences Division in Boulder, Colorado. He has served as lead author on the IPCC, UNDRR,
UNCCD, and the U.S. National Climate Assessments. He is an advisor on early warning and adaptation to
national and international agencies, including the UN, the Organization of American States, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Roger has been a long-time leader in institutionalizing interdisciplinary approaches to program design and has helped design and lead widely-recognized programs including the U.S. National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program, and the GEF Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate in the Caribbean program. His research and publications focus on weather, water and climate extremes, adaptation, and information services in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.