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September 12–14, 2016 | Charlotte, NC

Join CISA and other practitioners, researchers, and staff from local, state, and federal agencies to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas.

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, North Carolina

September 12–14, 2016

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Scenes from the 2014 CCRC

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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 the 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.


The Sessions

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

Several sessions, such as the "Ask the Climatologist" and "Climate Communications," will be repeated on both days of the conference to allow more flexibility in attending all sessions in which you are interested, as well as to accommodate single-day attendance.

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.