SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Portland city in the U.S. western state of Oregon will host a regional climate conference this week on a wide range of topics related to activities and events impacting climate change, an Oregon broadcasting network said Monday.
The three-day 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference, which will start with an open session Tuesday evening, will attract a host of experts from Alaska and Montana to Southern California, who will share their latest research on climate change, said Oregon Public Broadcasting, a TV and radio network serving most Oregon and southern Washington state.
Portland State University hosted the first conference in June 2010 in partnership with Oregon State University.
"A lot has happened in the climate change space since 2010. Record breaking heat, smoke-filled skies, and one particularly notable snow drought have all acted as vivid examples of the changes taking place and risks they pose to our region," said Paul Loikith, conference chair for this year's meeting, in a message to all attendees.
The participants will focus their discussions on water quality impacts, drought, wildfires, and public perception of climate change in the Pacific Northwest, said the broadcasting network.
The regional climate conference has been rotated between institutions in Idaho, Oregon and Washington since 2010. Portland hosted its last meeting in 2013.