Our Policy Brief on Climate Change Wins International Competition in The New York Times!

The New York Times and Association of Pacific Rim Universities recognized and published policy recommendations authored by myself and three other University of Washington graduate students that address the impacts of harmful algal blooms along the U.S. West Coast. The overall goal of our policy brief was to continue to protect public health while sustaining vibrant West Coast communities.  We proposed a framework to bring together Washington, Oregon and California to improve harmful algal bloom prediction, information sharing, economic mitigation and response.

These recommendations were published in the August international edition of The New York Times and a copy of our policy brief, along with the top 10 submission to the contest, is posted here. We intend to use this international platform to move our ideas forward on harmful algal bloom adaptation and mitigation. 

 Collaborating on the UW waterfront. Student authors from left to right: Hillary Scannell (Oceanography), Eleni Petrou (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences), Leah Johnson (Oceanography), Katherine Crosman (Public Policy and Governance)

Collaborating on the UW waterfront. Student authors from left to right: Hillary Scannell (Oceanography), Eleni Petrou (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences), Leah Johnson (Oceanography), Katherine Crosman (Public Policy and Governance)