Whether preparing for the next big event or for the future in a changing climate, sometimes just starting the conversation can be difficult. Keeping people engaged and motivated to prepare for hazards can be even more challenging. Using risk communication best practices can help. Understanding risk is a key component for initiatives focused on helping communities prepare for and respond to weather and climate hazards. This interactive webinar introduces participants to seven best practices, numerous techniques, and examples for communicating about coastal hazards. Whether beginning a new effort or trying to keep people motivated to better prepare for future hazards, applying risk communication principles will lead to more effective results. Listen in on this informative webinar hosted by the Office for Coastal Management on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM (CT) online and register here. For more information on this webinar, visit their event site at www.coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training.