ccrc logo

September 12–14, 2016 | Charlotte, NC

Agenda at the 2014 Conference

Presentation formats at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference were designed to allow for more discussion and audience interaction. Each session included presentations in various formats. The symbol by each presentation title indicates the presentation format, corresponding to the key below.

Presentation Types

  3-Minute Poster Presentation
  Tool Demonstration

  What's Going On?

  Sharing Lessons Learned
  Connecting the Dots
  Round Table Discussion
 

Monday, April 28, 2014

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration

8:45 AM – 6:30 PM
Exhibits Open

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Welcome — Kirstin Dow, conference organizers, and sponsors
Open Plenary: Local Actions to Enhance Climate Resilience in the Carolinas — Allison Hardin, Frank Knapp, Phil Prete, Skip Stiles

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM    Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Session A

Rising Waters: How to Use Sea Level Rise Information and Maps
  • Dynamical Downscaled Data Sets for Water Resources Applications – J. Bowden   Poster talk
  • The Ins and Outs of Downscaled Climate Projections in the Carolinas – A. Wootten   Poster talk
  • Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Coastal Adaptation – A. Parris   What's Going On? session
  • Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts – D. Marcy   Tool Demonstration session

Session B

Upgrade Your Climate Toolbox: Demonstrating Practical Resources
  • PINEMAP Decision Support System: What Is It and What Can It Do for You? – H. Aldridge   Tool Demonstration session
  • Ecological Thresholds — Exploring Changing Precipitation’s Impact on Stormwater Runoff – A. Blair   Tool Demonstration session
  • "Being Prepared for Climate Change" Adaptation Workbook – A. Brosius   Tool Demonstration session
  • North Carolina’s Green Growth Toolbox: Wildlife & Natural Resource Stewardship in Land Use Planning – K. Cook   Tool Demonstration session
  • Identifying Drought Conditions in Your Backyard – R. Cumbie   Tool Demonstration session
  • The Climate Is Changing: TACCIMO Is Changing Our Approach to Forest Management – E. Treasure   Tool Demonstration session

Session C

Assessing Water Resources in a Changing Climate
  • Evaluating the Sensitivity of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model for Tropical Cyclones (TC) impacting the Carolinas – R. Leeper   Poster talk
  • Comparison of WRF Model-Simulated Tropical Cyclones and Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimates over the Carolinas – O. Prat   Poster talk
  • An overview of hydroclimatology and water management research at NCSU – S. Arumugam   What's Going On? session
  • Making better decisions for aquatic resources in the Anthropocene – A. Terando   What's Going On? session
  • Availability of freshwater along the Carolina Coast Using climate-change scenarios – P. Conrads   What's Going On? session
  • Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services Using the WaSSI Web Application – G. Sun   Tool Demonstration session

Session D

Hopeful Perspectives on Climate Change
  • Resilient Congregations: Hope-filled Responses to Climate Change as a Moral Imperative – S. Tuttle   What's Going On? session
  • Global Environmental Change in the University Classroom – B. Magi   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Sustaining Hope in the Face of Climate Change – D. Shelley   Round Table discussion

Session E

Rebuilding Resiliently: Post-Disaster Recovery and Design
  • A Meta-Analysis of Local Climate Change Adaptation Actions – Sara Hughes   Poster talk
  • Public Engagement Strategies to Build More Resilient Communities when Urgency Matters – J. Schultz   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Navigating the Multiple Layers of Government in the Creation of a Community Recover Plan – J. Hellendrung   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Identifying Long-Term Recovery Trends for Hurricane Impact Zones: Spatial Perspectives on Rebuilding in Coastal Areas– C. Emrich   What's Going On? session

Session F

Alternative Fuels & Advanced Transportation Technologies in the Carolinas
  • Round Table Discussion – includes S. Flaherty, L. Wolfe, & J. Taraskiewicz   Round Table discussion

12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Climate Change and National Parks: A Video Festival

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session A

Climate in the Carolinas
  • Diurnal Temperature Range Trends Dependency with Cloud Cover, Precipitation and Soil Water – M. Sayemuzzaman   Poster talk
  • What Drives Climate in the Carolinas? – Ryan Boyles   What's Going On? session
  • Understanding Climate Trends and Variability in the Carolinas – Hope Mizzell   What's Going On? session

Session B

Session C

Advances in Water Resources Management
  • Savannah River Basin Water Resources and Population Growth – D. Young   Poster talk
  • Vulnerability of Water Infrastructure to Coastal Flooding with Climate Change – M. Garner  Poster talk
  • Benchmarking Resilience Planning in the Carolinas – R. Osborne   What's Going On? session
  • Defining and Enhancing the Safe Yield of Multi-use, Multi-reservoir Systems – B. Gullet   What's Going On? session
  • Bringing the Discussion to the Community — Water Availability during Climate Change – M. Orbon   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Drought Indices in Process of Drought Management – E. Altman   Sharing Lessons Learned talk

Session D

Beating the Heat: Climate, Public Health & Heat Vulnerability
  • Projecting Changes to Regional Air Quality in the Southeastern US – C. Nolte   Poster talk
  • The Effects of Extreme Heat on Human Health in NC – C. Fuhrmann   What's Going On? session
  • Using a Scorecard Method to Describe Health Vulnerability Data – L. Thie   What's Going On? session
  • Identifying Heat Vulnerability in NC – M. Kovach   Connecting the Dots session
  • Health Impacts of Projected Climate Warming: New and Old Tools for Communities – A. DeLucia   Tool Demonstration session

Session E

Local Action: Climate Adaptation Planning in the Carolinas
  • LID Concepts Used in Existing Developments, Stream Banks, Storm Drains, Cisterns – F. Brown   Poster talk
  • The State of Adaptation: Assessing Climate Adaptation Activities Through a Sustained Research Initiative – A. Score   Poster talk
  • Moving from Analysis to Action — the Next Step for Climate Adaptation – J. Fox   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Building Support for Climate Resilience in Rural NC – J. Edwards   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Facilitating Discussions about Decisions with the VCAPS Process – J. Whitehead   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Resilience in Planning: Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Coastal Counties – D. Salvesen   Connecting the Dots session

Session F

Protecting Coastal Assets: Shoreline Management in the Carolinas
  • An Evaluation of Local Planning for Sea-Level Rise – S. Woodruff   Poster talk
  • South Carolina Businesses Acting on Rising Seas – F. Knapp   What's Going On? session
  • Addressing Long-Term Shoreline Management in North and South Carolina – J. London   What's Going On? session
  • Using Tax Revenue to Measure the Benefits of Publicly-Funded Shore Protection Projects – A. Coburn   What's Going On? session
  • Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Applying Lessons Learned in Europe to the Carolina Coast – J. Marrone   Sharing Lessons Learned talk

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM    Break

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Session A

Moving from Global to Local: What Regional Climate Models Can Tell Us
  • Intro to Downscaling – G. Carbone   What's Going On? session
  • Watershed Response to Climate Change in the Neuse/Tar Basin: Lessons Learned – J. Butcher   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Downscaled Regional Climate Information for the Southeastern US – T. Spero   Connecting the Dots session
  • Hurricane Loss Estimations for the Carolinas under Climate Change Scenarios – W. Pang   Tool Demonstration session

Session B

Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice
  • Round Table Discussion – Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice   RoundTable discussion

Session C

Strategies to Prepare Our Natural and Cultural Resources for Change
  • Climate Change Impacts on Local Wetlands & Comparisons across the Eastern US – M. Vepraskas   Poster talk
  • A Climate Resilience Assessment of Cultural Resources in NC – L. Abbott   What's Going On? session
  • Land Manager's Perspectives on Climate Adaptation – R. Nilius   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • The South Atlantic Conservation Blueprint 1.0: A Large-Scale Collaborative Response to Change – L. Barrow   Tool Demonstration session

Session D

Protecting Vulnerable Populations in a Changing Climate
  • Designing Better Places — Creating Walkable Communities that People and Cars Can Share –V. Faust   Poster talk
  • Risk and Resilience: Designing Equity-Based Adaptation Planning – J. Patterson   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Tribal Perspectives: Climate, Culture and Future Generations – L. Berrios   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Climate and Health Vulnerability in NC – L. Thie   Sharing Lessons Learned talk

Session E

Climate, Weather and Tourism in the Carolinas
  • Thermal Comfort, Weather-type, and Consumer Behavior: Influences on Visitor Attendance at Four US Metropolitan Zoos – D. Perkins   What's Going On? session
  • Factors Influencing Perceptions of Climate and Weather Effects on Property Ownership – H. Hao   What's Going On? session
  • Climate and Weather Forecast Use among NC Coastal Tourism Business Owners/Managers – E. Ayscue   What's Going On? session
  • The Climate, Weather, and Tourism Initiative of ECU’s Center for Sustainability – S. Curtis   What's Going On? session

Session F

Reducing the Impact of Emissions from Nonroad Sources
  • Having Our Concrete and Eating It Too: A Carbon Reduction Success Story – C. Snell   Poster talk
  • Round Table Discussion – includes S. Flaherty, B. Barnes, T. Hogan, J. Taraskiweicz   RoundTable discussion

4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Poster Exhibit & Networking Reception

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Registration

8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Exhibits Open

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Welcome — Kirstin Dow, conference organizers, and sponsors
Keynote Address — Kathy Jacobs, National Climate Assessment Director

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM    Break

10:15 AM – 12:00 Noon

Session A

Carolina Connections: Bringing National Climate Assessment Findings Home
  • The Climate of the Carolinas: Past, Present, and Future – C. Konrad   What's Going On? session
  • Climate Change in the Carolinas: Results from the National Climate Assessment – Laura Stevens   What's Going On? session
  • Developing Modeling Techniques Applicable for Simulating Future Climate Conditions in the Carolinas – M. Mallard   Tool Demonstration session

Session B

Community-Level Adaptation Planning: VCAPS Introduction & Training
  • Using the Vulnerability, Consequences and Adaptation Planning Scenario (VCAPS) Process to Facilitate Community Discussion– J. Whitehead   Tool Demonstration session

Session C

Managing Runoff: Low Impact Development and Stormwater Control
  • Incorporating Climate Adaptation into the Coastal SC Low Impact Development Manual – B. Keppler   What's Going On? session
  • Assessing Cost Effectiveness of Green Infrastructure for Adapting to Extreme Precipitation – A. O'Donnell   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Saturating the Built Environment: Fusing Water and the Public Realm – K. Moore   Connecting the Dots session
  • Ecological Thresholds — Exploring Changing Precipitation's Impact on Stormwater Runoff – A. Blair   Tool Demonstration session

Session D

From Fish to Forests: Managing and Protecting Natural Resources in a Changing Climate
  • Southeast Climate Science Center Actionable Science: Implementing a Decision-Oriented Project Portfolio – G. McMahon  What's Going On? session
  • Downscaled Climate Change Projection for the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site – D. Werth   What's Going On? session
  • Flow-Ecology Response Models for Fish Species Richness in Piedmont Streams – E. Hain   What's Going On? session
  • Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP): An Interdisciplinary Project Tackling Forestry Challenges from Climate Change – L. Boby   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Monitoring and Predicting Fire Risk in NC – C. Davis   Tool Demonstration session

Session E

Climate Communications: Creating Messages that Resonate
  • Understanding Perceptions of Environmental Change Among Residents of the Outer Banks – C. Avenarius   What's Going On? session
  • Building Engagement Efforts to Connect Climate Data to Decision-Makers – J. Dissen   What's Going On? session
  • Climate Change Education through TV Weathercasts: Results of a Field Experiment – J. Gandy   Sharing Lessons Learned talk
  • Speaking Climate Change in the South – A. Lange   Sharing Lessons Learned talk

Session F

Clean Energy in the Carolinas: Policies and Opportunities for Climate Resilience and Mitigation
  • Resilience in the Utility Sector and Clean Energy as Climate Adaptation – U. Reeves   What's Going On? session
  • Opportunities and Barriers to Clean Energy in SC Policy – H. Davis   What's Going On? session
  • Emerging Opportunities for Clean Energy from Washington, DC – L. Martinez   What's Going On? session
  • Opportunities and barriers to Clean Energy in NC Policy – M. Youth   What's Going On? session

12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Climate Change and National Parks: A Video Festival

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session A

What's Up with Strange Weather? Climate Variability and Extremes
  • Ryan Boyles, Greg Carbone, Chip Konrad, Hope Mizzell – What's Going On? session

Session B

Upgrade your Climate Toolbox: Demonstrating Practical Resources
  • PINEMAP Decision Support System: What Is It and What Can It Do for You? – H. Aldridge   Tool Demonstration session
  • "Being Prepared for Climate Change" Adapation Workbook – A. Brosius   Tool Demonstration session
  • Identifying Drought Conditions in Your Backyard – R. Cumbie   Tool Demonstration session
  • Utilizing Social Vulnerability to Contextualize Pontential Climate Impacts – C. Emrich   Tool Demonstration session
  • Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts – D. Marcy   Tool Demonstration session
  • The Climate Is Changing: TACCIMO Is Changing Our Approach to Forest Management – E. Treasure   Tool Demonstration session

Session C

Shifting Sands & Seas: Responding to Climate Challenges in Coastal Habitats
  • Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise on the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula – C. Pickens   What's Going On? session
  • Marsh Habitat Mapping and Potential Responses to Sea Level Rise – M. Garner   What's Going On? session
  • What Is the National Integrated Drought Information System Doing in the Carolinas? – L. Darby   What's Going On? session
  • Who Needs a Tool to Assess Climate Change Vulnerability of Coastal Habitats? – J. Plunkett   Connecting the Dots session

Session D

Growing the Future: Climate-Resilient Agriculture
  • Adapting to Drought through Demonstration of Water Conservation Technologies – J. Payero   What's Going On? session
  • Migration of Agriculture Back to the Southeast as an Adaptation to Climate Change – R. McNider   What's Going On? session
  • Developing Climate Resilient Crops– D. Marshall   What's Going On? session
  • Re-envisioning Vulnerability to Climate Change in One Farming Community in NC – B. Bulla   Connecting the Dots session

Session E

Integrating Climate Change into Sustainability Planning
  • Integrating Climate Change into Sustainability Planning – T. Clements & H. Heron   RoundTable discussion

Session F

The Air We Breathe: Climate, Public Health & Air Quality
  • Campaign for Health in a Changing Climate – J. Blotnick   What's Going On? session
  • Public Health Impact of Projected 2050 Ozone Concentrations in Mecklenburg County, NC – S. Lippmann   What's Going On? session
  • Co-benefits of Mitigating Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Future Air Quality and Human Health – J. West   What's Going On? session
  • Impact of Climate Change on Global Premature Mortality from Outdoor Air Pollution – R. Silva   What's Going On? session

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM    Break

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Plenary: Climate Communications in the Carolinas — Jim Gandy, David Shelley, Kelly Spratt, Tim Watkins, Jessica Whitehead