Climate preparedness and adapatation for Delaware communities

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR, NERR)
Date:
26-28 Mar 2013
Location:
United States of America (Dover)
Venue:
St. Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover DE

Delaware faces multiple challenges from climate change that impact physical, ecological, economic, and cultural aspects of the entire state. Effect in Delaware will likely include more extreme weather events, sea level rise, and warmer temperatures. These changes are likely to magnify many of the hazards we already face which is a reason to be prepared with strategies and actions to increase the resiliency of our communities.

This intensive and interactive three-day training course provides individuals with a climate adaptation toolkit to proactively address adaptation planning priorities in the context of local government priorities. Course modules are taught by NOAA's Coastal Services Center expert training staff and local speakers who are experience in Delaware-specific issues and topics.

Participants will learn about local climate adaptation efforts from expert practitioners working in Delaware. Through individual work and group discussions, you will apply what you learn in each module to your issues and identify and document steps that your organization can take to effectively integrate climate adaptation strategies into policies, plans, and programs. Session modules and topics include:

  • Introduction: Setting your course for adaptation
  • Climate science: Comprehending processes and impacts of climate change
  • Vulnerability assessment: Informing adaptation actions
  • Adaptation planning: Identifying and assessing adaptation measures
  • Climate communication: Applying communication research to be effective
  • Implementation: Turning strategies into action


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Event fee

$45

Target audience


  • Local government officials

  • Municipal boards

  • Public works staff

  • Floodplain managers

  • Land use planners

  • Hazard mitigation planners

  • Community organizations

  • Environmental groups


How to register

Please register online.


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Environment
Countries:
United States of America
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