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Amy Snover

University Director University of Washington


Amy Snover connects science and decision making to tackle today’s pressing environmental challenges, as Director of the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group and University Director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. Dr. Snover supports the development of regional resilience to climate variability and change by harnessing science in support of the real needs of resource managers, planners and policy makers. She works with a broad range of stakeholders to develop guidance for science- based climate risk management, identify research priorities, and evaluate response alternatives.

Dr. Snover was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy in 2015 and served as co-convening lead author for the Third US National Climate Assessment and lead author of the groundbreaking 2007 guidebook, Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments. Current areas of research include defining successful climate change adaptation, exploring the role of cities in climate resilience and identifying the time of emergence of management-relevant aspects of climate change. Dr. Snover has a BA in Chemistry magna cum laude from Carleton College and a PhD in Analytical/Environmental Chemistry from the University of Washington.