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September 12–14, 2016 | Charlotte, NC

Convened to provide an opportunity for real-world practitioners to share information
about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas. View the final conference report here.

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Hilton Charlotte University Place | Charlotte, North Carolina

September 12–14, 2016

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2016 Presentations

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2016 Attendee List

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Why a Climate Resilience Conference?

The impacts of current climate variability and the evidence of climate change are continuing to grow and with it our understanding of the challenges we face in adapting to those changes. Building resilience — the ability to adjust easily to or recover from a stress or change — is an important step in preparing to successfully address current and future pressures. The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference seeks to assist by providing a platform to share experience and knowledge of opportunities, tools, resources, local initiatives, and expertise. Although research findings will be shared, this conference is intended to foster real-world solutions to climate adaptation in the Carolinas.


The Sessions

Sessions are designed to facilitate interaction, training, collaboration and discussion around topics including:

Interactive presentations and audience discussion improve understanding of our regional climate as well as information, services, and tools available to stakeholders and decision makers in the region.

Climate tool demonstrations provide an opportunity for a hands-on experience to learn from tool developers and ask questions of users. Illustrated presentations are a twist on the traditional poster session and provide time for one-on-one discussion. See the Program page for more information on the different presentation formats.

Who Should Attend?

  • Community leaders
  • Engineers
  • Extension agents
  • Faith-based groups
  • Government (local, state, federal) agency personnel
  • NGOs
  • Planners
  • Policy makers
  • Private sector
  • Researchers
  • Resource managers
  • Scientists


About CISA

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The Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA; pronounced “SEE-sah”) is one of ten NOAA-funded Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) teams working to integrate climate science into decision-making processes. CISA researchers, collaborating investigators, and graduate students conduct applied climate research in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders across the Carolinas.

CISA's work includes several cross-cutting activities that seek to advance scientific understanding of climate and hydrological processes in the Carolinas, improve the assessment of climate-related vulnerabilities and impacts, and provide timely and relevant information and tools for decision makers.