Undersecretary Trujillo presents groundbreaking science to combat drought and climate change in Stockholm
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
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Stockholm in Sweden — Tanya Trujillo, Assistant Secretary of Water Sciences, attends the World Water Week International Conference in Stockholm this week to tackle the climate and drought crisis and work with global leaders on hydrology and drought resilience under the Biden-Harris administration. introduced a whole-of-government approach. Effort.
President Biden’s bipartisan Infrastructure Act and Inflation Reduction Act have made historic investments in the U.S. government’s ability to address these pressing global issues.
Over the course of the week-long conference, Assistant Secretary Trujillo participated in joint meetings with global leaders to share best practices in addressing water scarcity and climate extremes while determining scalability potential. At the meeting, Trujillo said the Biden-Harris administration’s focus on using the best available science- and nature-based solutions for water management and how historically marginalized communities underscored efforts to ensure that U.S. governments can benefit from the State Department’s drought mitigation efforts.
Assistant Secretary Trujillo spoke at the Women in Water Diplomacy Network conference aimed at supporting women’s leadership and improving gender equality in high-level decision-making in transnational water governance .
Trujillo joined a panel with experts from the Department of the Interior’s Reclamation Service and the U.S. Geological Survey to present national and international drought resilience efforts to mitigate and adapt to persistent drought conditions. Panelists outlined innovative science-based tools to combat the ongoing major drought and discussed ongoing scientific collaboration with countries facing similar situations. They also presented precise measurements and efficient water methods for sustaining people and ecosystems and building climate-resilient communities through publicly accessible evapotranspiration data.