Coffee & Conversations

About the Series

Coffee & Conversations is a discussion series jointly organized by the Carsey School of Public Policy, the State of NH Bureau of Education and Training, and the NH Association of Certified Public Managers to engage public service professionals in learning, problem solving, and collaboration. We’ll provide the coffee, you provide the conversation!

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Upcoming Coffee & Conversations!

October 2022

Climate Change in New Hampshire: Why Do We Care and What We Should Do About It  

Wednesday, october 12, 8:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Online

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Over the past 50 years, New Hampshire has become warmer and wetter. These trends are projected to continue through 2100. Impacts include more extreme heat, warming winters and decreasing snow cover, and more extreme precipitation. How much our future climate changes depends on how much greenhouse gas we emit into the atmosphere. 

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Mary Stampone and Dr. Cameron Wake on action that can be taken to both reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate.

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About the Authors

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Dr. Mary Stampone is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches undergraduate courses on weather, climate, and natural hazards. As an applied climatologist, her research focuses on monitoring and modeling variability and change in regional-scale climate system processes with an emphasis on hydroclimatic hazards (i.e. drought, flooding, severe weather). Dr. Stampone is also the State Climatologist for New Hampshire, providing citizens, educators, and government agencies with weather and climate information in support of environmental management and adaptation activities. She co-authored the "Northeast" chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment, served on the NH Coastal Flood Risk Science and Technical Advisory Panel, and continues to serve as a member of the NH Drought Management Team.

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Dr. Cameron Wake is a Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire and is the Josephine A. Lamprey Professor in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Dr. Wake leads a climate change research program, lectures widely on climate change, serves as the program chair for the UNH Sustainability Dual Major, and supports regional collaborative efforts to build resilient, low-carbon communities. He is also a member of the leadership team for UNH Arctic and serves as Chair of the Kittery Maine Climate Adaptation Committee.

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About Our Partners

NH Bureau of Education and Training

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The State of New Hampshire provides a unique program of continuing professional development through the Bureau of Education and Training (BET). The Bureau offers a variety of training programs – including in LEAN process improvement and management and Certified Public Supervisor/Manager credentialing – to all public employees of New Hampshire.

NH Certified Public Managers

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The Certified Public Manager® program is a nationally accredited comprehensive management development program specifically for managers in federal, state, and local government. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers and the organizational performance of state, local, and federal government. In New Hampshire, the program is divided into two levels: Level I (called the Certified Public Supervisor program) and Level II, which results in CPM status being awarded.