News and Events


U of M Sustainable Development Goals Initiative Announce 2021 SDG Research Grant Awards

August 26, 2021

MCAP scientists Heidi Roop and Suzi Clark, together with Caryn Mohr and Linda Kingery of the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, were awarded a $20,000 grant by the University of Minnesota's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative. The project targets SDG#13, Climate Action, and seeks to train 15 solutions-oriented climate change communicators across Greater Minnesota.

Climate Adaptation at the Minnesota State Fair

August 25, 2021

The MCAP team helped the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences put together this year’s State Fair Exhibit: Climate Solutions: Adaptation in Action. We encourage you to check it out if you are heading to the State Fair this year.

Learning to live with climate change: lessons from Los Angeles

August 13, 2021

Heidi Roop, MCAP Director, was recently featured in the Financial Times talking about drought and climate adaptation options. “This is the reality of climate change”, says Heidi Roop, climate scientist at the University of Minnesota. “How do we plan for living at both ends of these extremes sometimes in the same place in the same season?”

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Upcoming Events

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MCAP Monthly Webinar

FEMA Hazard Mitigation - Current Grant Opportunities - Millions of Dollars Available!


September 21, 2021
12:00 PM

Ms. Davis will present on the newly announced Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds for Minnesota and the nationally competitive Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) priorities. She will outline traditional program eligibility and projects types. She will be available to discuss opportunities to include climate change adaptation to make communities in Minnesota more resilient to the hazards we face.

Minnesota State Climate Office - Climate Services Workshop


August 30 - September 1
1 pm - 4:30 pm

On the Afternoons of August 30 – September 1, 2021, the Minnesota State Climate Office is proud to host its first Climate Services Workshop. This workshop will aim to bring together a broad domain of climate experts from a diverse set of state, regional and national agencies, for the purposes of showcasing and improving climate services that are available to the citizens of Minnesota.

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Our Changing Precipitation Webinar Series

Weekly, September 14 - October 12, afternoon (Eastern)

NOAA's Climate Program Office and National Centers for Environmental Information, in partnership with The Water Research Foundation, are hosting a five-part webinar series on Our Changing Precipitation. Join to learn more about some of the considerations and methods for working with available precipitation science and information to advance resilience planning.