Webinar series to address climate change adaptation

Meeting or Conference
North Carolina State University; United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
03 Jun 2013
04 Jun 2013
10 Jun 2013
11 Jun 2013
12 Jun 2013

North Carolina State University, in cooperation with EPA's Office of Strategic Environmental Management, will host a virtual Symposium on climate change adaptation for states, tribes and local governments to be offered in a series of twelve on-line sessions over two weeks. The series will bring together tribal, state and local stakeholders, EPA representatives, and experts from a variety of sectors to consider the impact of EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan on the implementation of federal environmental programs, and to present case studies, tools and solutions to some of the most pressing climate change adaptation challenges. Sessions and speakers: June 3, 2013

Building adaptive capacity for climate change

  • Joel Scheraga: US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Kathy Baskin: Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Deb Lekanoff: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Planning for sea level rise

  • Lynne Carter: Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) and Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University

  • Michael Craghan: EPA Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds

  • Jennifer Jurado: Broward County (FL) Natural Resources Planning and Management Division

Water, communities and planning

  • Dave Ullrich: Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

  • Jeff Beehler: Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

  • Kevin Shafer: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District

Sessions and speakers: June 4, 2013

Adapting to air quality and health impacts of climate change

  • George Luber: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects

  • Brooke Hemming: Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development

  • Sara Hoverter: Georgetown Climate Center

Achieving resiliency to drought

  • Lisa Darby: NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System

  • Ted Kowalski: Colorado Water Conservation Board

  • Mike Durglo: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Tribal climate adaptation

  • Bull Bennett: Kiksapa Consulting, LLC

  • Michael Brubaker: Alaska Center for Climate and Health and Local Environmental Observer Network (LEO)

  • Dan Wildcat: Haskell Indian Nations University

Sessions and speakers: June 10, 2013

Incorporating emergency preparedness and hazard mitigation into adaptation plans

  • Jennifer Brady: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Management

  • Edward A. Thomas: Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (www.nhma.info)

  • Milton Houseman: City of Biloxi, Mississippi

Risk management and insurance strategies related to climate change

  • Cynthia McHale: Ceres

  • Lindene E. Patton: Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Sessions and speakers: June 11, 2013

Equity and adaptation for vulnerable communities

  • Lisa Garcia: US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Jalonne White-Newsome: WE ACT for Environmental Justice

  • Jennifer Pagach: Office of Long Island Sound Programs, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Climate adaptation decision support tools

  • Sue Wotkyns: Northern Arizona University Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

  • Curt Baranowski: US Environmental Protection Agency

  • J.T. Lockman: Catalysis Adaptation Partners

Successful response to coastal adaptation challenges

  • Susanne Moser: Susanne Moser Research and Consulting

  • Cody Hooven: Port of San Diego

  • Marilyn Latta: California State Coastal Conservancy

Sessions and speakers: June 12, 2013

Climate adaptation: the way forward

  • Joel Scheraga: US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Amy Snover: College of the Environment, University of Washington

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Target audience

Individual webinars are stand-alone educational opportunities for governments, planners and policy makers, and participants can attend one or more webinars as meets their particular needs. Participants will obtain the most current knowledge and information applicable to states, tribes and communities on adaptation practice and implementation to build community resiliency.

How to register

Please register online for each session.

For further information, please contact Susan Moore, Extension Associate Professor and Director of the Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program, North Carolina State University, at 919-515-3184 or via email.


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