Sustained Assessment Working Group
USGCRP’s Sustained Assessment Working Group (SAWG) is a federal effort to enhance the sustained assessment process for developing
global change assessment products. This includes improving the production efficiency of the Congressionally-mandated quadrennial report to lessen intense workload peaks. In discussing the sustained assessment process, the SAWG considers facets of global change assessments such as quadrennial report structure, scenario products, data tools, indicators, research needs and gaps, special reports, evaluation, and engagement with contributors and users of assessments.
SAWG’s responsibilities include delivering recommendations to the Subcommittee on Global Change Research on each of the above topic areas and developing an implementation roadmap to guide the Program on its sustained assessment activities.
- Discuss sustained assessment topics and share relevant assessment activities across agencies
- Develop recommendations for a sustained assessment process
- Develop an implementation roadmap for enhancing the sustained assessment process