Dr. Roger S. Pulwarty is the Senior Scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Physical Sciences Laboratory at the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He was previously the Senior Advisor for Climate Research in NOAA’s Climate Program Office. His research and publications focus on climate, impacts assessment, and adaptation in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Roger is a lead author on a number of national and international climate assessments, including the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Global Assessment of Disasters and the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Reports on Water Resources and on Extremes. He is a convening lead author on Adaptation Planning and Implementation in the 2014 IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Dr. Pulwarty has acted in advisory capacities on climate, natural resources, and disaster risk reduction to several national and international agencies, including the Organization of American States, the Caribbean Economic Community (CARICOM), the Global Framework on Climate Services, the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, and the InterAmerican Development and World Banks. He co-chairs the UN World Meteorological Organization Climate Services Information System implementation team and the White House Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability Task Force on the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Roger has provided testimonies before the U.S. Congress on climate, adaptation, and natural resources, served on science advisory committees of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and is regularly called on by media outlets, including the New York Times and the BBC. He is the co-recipient of NOAA Administrator and U.S. Department of Commerce awards for linking science and decision making, and is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Medal in Applied Sciences and Technology from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Roger is Professor-Adjunct at the University of West Indies and the University of Colorado, Boulder.