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Roger S. Pulwarty

Co-chair of the International Science Council Working Group Report on the UNDRR Sendai Mid-Term Review

Roger S. Pulwarty is the Senior Scientist in NOAA’s Physical Sciences Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Roger’s research focuses on climate science, disaster risk reduction, water resources, and climate services. He has also helped develop and lead innovative programs integrating science and services, including the U.S. National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments, and the Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change project in the Caribbean. Roger has served as a convening lead author on national and international assessments including the IPCC, the UN DRR, US and European Union Climate Assessments, on the National Academies of Sciences, and on White House Task Forces on Climate and National Security and the Water-Energy-Food nexus. He serves as an advisor on climate adaptation and services to several international institutions and development agencies including the InterAmerican Development Bank, CARICOM, the OECD and the Organization of American States, among others. Roger co-chairs the World Meteorological Organization Climate Services Information System-Operations, and the US reporting on SDG 6 (WASH). His work has been awarded by the US Government, the American Geophysical Union, and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, among others. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Roger is the co-editor of “Hurricanes: Climate and Socio-economic Impacts” (Springer reissued 2012), “Drought and Water Crises” (CRC Press 2017), “Drought in the Anthropocene” (UNESCO, 2019) and is Professor Adjunct to the University of Colorado and the University of the West Indies. 

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