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October 29–31, 2018 | Columbia, SC

Agenda for the 2018 Conference

Presentations are posted to the 2018 Speakers page.

Sessions and presentations at the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference are designed around alternative formats to allow for more discussion and interaction among all participants. There are a number of "Convened Sessions" on the agenda, that were self-organized by speakers and moderators. The format of these sessions may range from individual presentations with Q&A afterwards, to panel discussions, to interactive demonstrations of climate resources. Individual presentation submissions were organized into sessions around key climate resilience topics. Various presentation formats such as "Connecting the Dots" and "Sharing Lessons Learned" will provide opportunity for audience engagement and interaction.

Presentation Types

Convened Sessions   Convened Sessions 
poster   Posters
Ask the Climatologist   Ask the Climatologist
Connections   Connecting the Dots – Ask the Audience

Sharing Lessons   Sharing Lessons Learned – Stories from the Field
What's Going On   What's Going On?
tool   Climate Adaptation Tools in Action

Convention Center Floorplan

Monday, October 29, 2018

12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
Registration

12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM
Exhibits Open

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
Welcome
Kirstin Dow and Amanda Farris, CISA
Tameika Isaac Devine, City of Columbia, SC

Plenary Speakers
Robert Hartwig, Risk and Uncertainty Management Center, University of South Carolina
Maria Cox, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Flood Mitigation Program
Linda Joyner, Town of Princeville, NC
Tim Trautman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM    Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 1A
Carolina A

Bridging the Gap between Climate Science & Decision Making, Part 1
  • Engaging Residents in Resilience Planning — Using the ASERT Framework – Michelle Covi
  • Building the "Last Mile" between Data Sources and Decision Makers – Skip Stiles
  • Session Abstracts

Session 1B
Carolina B

Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 1
  •  Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 1
    • Jennifer Helgeson (organizer) – National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • John W. van de Lindt – Colorado State University
    • Elaina Sutley – University of Kansas
  • Session Abstract

Session 1C
Lincoln

Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 1
  •  Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 1
    • Ashley Ward (organizer) – CISA; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Randi Byrd – UNC American Indian Center
    • Quinn Godwin – Lumbee Tribe
    • Greg Jacobs – Coharie Tribe
    • Casey Thornbrugh – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
  • Session Abstract

Session 1D
Senate

Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 1
  •  Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 1
    • Susannah Tuttle (organizer) – NC Interfaith Power & Light
    • Michelle Peedin – NC Interfaith Power & Light
    • Ra'kenya Lewers – SC Interfaith Power & Light
    • Taylor Allred – SC Interfaith Power & Light
  • Session Abstract

Session 1E
Congaree

Ask the Climatologists: Reflecting on Historic, Recent, and Future Heavy Rain Events, Part 1
  •  Ask the Climatologists: Reflecting on Historic, Recent, and Future Heavy Rain Events, Part 1
    • Greg Carbone (organizer) – CISA; University of South Carolina
    • Chip Konrad – CISA; Southeast Regional Climate Center; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Corey Davis – State Climate Office of North Carolina
    • Joel Nipper – City of Charlotte, NC
  • Session Abstract

Session 1F
Lexington B

Integrating Climate into Conservation and Natural Resources Management, Part 1
  •  Mapping the Current and Future Supply and Demand of Ecosystem Services in the Carolinas – Katie Warnell
  •  A New Method to Assess the Vulnerability of Habitats to Climate Changes – Jennifer Plunket
  •  Climate Change and Trout on the Qualla Boundary – Andrew Sanders
  • Session Abstracts

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM    Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 2A
Carolina A

Bridging the Gap between Climate Science & Decision Making, Part 2
  •  Digging Deeper: Integrating Multi-Disciplinary Expert Knowledge into Resilient System Decision-Making – Jessica Frank
  •  Continuation of Session 1A as Panel Discussion
  • Session Abstracts

Session 2B
Carolina B

Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 2
  •  Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 2
    • Continuation of Session 1B as Panel Discussion
  • Session Abstract

Session 2C
Lincoln

Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 2
  •  Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 2
    • Continuation of Session 1C as Panel Discussion
  • Session Abstract

Session 2D
Senate

Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 2
  •  Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 2
    • Rev. Michael McClain – Creation Justice Ministries
    • Marilynn Marsh-Robinson – Environmental Defense Fund
    • Tim Judson – Nuclear Information & Resource Services
    • Chris Carnevale – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Session Abstract

Session 2E
Congaree

Ask the Climatologists: Reflecting on Historic, Recent, and Future Heavy Rain Events, Part 2
  •  Ask the Climatologists: Reflecting on Historic, Recent, and Future Heavy Rain Events, Part 2
    • Continuation of Session 1E as Panel Discussion
  • Session Abstract

Session 2F
Lexington B

Integrating Climate into Conservation and Natural Resources Management, Part 2
  •  Coastal Habitat Restoration and Conservation Projects to Build Resilience – Bridget Lussier
  •  What Role Can Lands Trusts Play in Climate Adaptation Planning? – Pamela Barber
  •  Section 404 of the Clean Water Act as a Climate Resilience Tool – Patrick Moore
  • Session Abstracts

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking and Poster Session
Exhibit Hall

 

Posters & Presenters
  •  Simulations of Potential Future Effects of Changing Climate and Land Use on the Groundwater Resources of the South Carolina Atlantic Coastal Plain – Bruce Campbell
  •  Investigating the Relationship between Weather and Acute Gastrointestinal (AGI) Illnesses in North Carolina – Kristen Downs
  •  Extreme Precipitation and Flooding in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Implications of Subtropical Storm Alberto – Montana Eck
  •  Getting to Know the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center: Conservation Management Science under a Changing Climate and Training the Next Generation of Global Change Scientists – Cari Furiness
  •  Implications of Climate Change in North and South Carolina in 1950–2016 – Alex Huang
  •  Roads, Access, and Emergency Response: How Assessment Products Can Inform Emergency Managers – Ian Johnson
  •  Identifying Community Exposure to Flood Hazards along the Carolina Coast – Ian Johnson
  •  The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Regenerative Farming Practices in South Carolina – Gabriel Kenne
  •  Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation – Chris Mack
  •  Toward Earlier Drought Detection Using Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data and Applications to the Carolinas – Olivier Prat
  •  Integrating Vulnerability and Risk to Inform Climate Adaptation Action: An Applied Framework – Seann Regan & Chloe Fleming
  •  Climate in Your Neck of the Woods: A Real-Time, Interactive Product to Assess Historical and Current Trends in Temperature and Precipitation – Jared Rennie
  •  Utilizing Extreme Precipitation Estimates from NASA and NOAA Earth Observations to Enhance Understanding of Extreme Events in the Carolinas – Andrew Shannon
  •  Geopolitical Mapping a Comprehensive Electricity System for NC Communities – Susannah Tuttle
  •  Climate Change Preparation at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site – David Werth
  • Poster Abstracts

 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

* ACAIT * Indicates sessions that are part of the Accelerating Climate Action through Innovation and Technology track

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Coffee

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) Ceremony
Presented by Rachel Jacobson, American Society of Adaptation Professionals

  • 2018 Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award Winner
    • Holly White — Principal Planner, Town of Nags Head, NC
  • Honorable Mention for Adaptation Integration
    • Steven Frank — Associate Professor of Entomology, NC State University
  • Honorable Mention for Building Capacity and Fostering Connectivity
    • John Fear — Deputy Director, NC Sea Grant and NC Water Resources Research Institute

Panel Discussion: Adaptation Funding, Finance, and Investment
Ben Cohen, Quantified Ventures
Josh Sawislak, 427
Clint Shealy, City of Columbia, SC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM    Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Session 3A
Carolina A

* ACAIT * Clean Resilience: Distributed Energy Systems Address Climate Change Cause and Effects
  •  Clean Resilience: Distributed Energy Systems Address Climate Change Cause and Effects
    • Chris Carnevale (organizer) – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy  
    • Ronald DiFelice – Energy Intelligence Partners
    • Tyler Norris – Cypress Creek Renewables
    • Marriele Robinson – Clean Energy Group
  • Session Abstract

Session 3B
Carolina B

Communicating Climate: Translating Science for Practical Use
  •  Paper or Plastic? The Psychology of Paper vs. Digital Presentations for Resilience Information – Dave Michelson
  •  NCEI Customer Engagement Initiatives to Guide Opportunities in Innovation – Jenny Dissen
  •  Climate-Smart Workforce: USDA Field Staff’s Readiness to Support Climate Adaptation – Sarah Wiener
  • Session Abstracts

Session 3C
Congaree

Engaging with Charleston Communities about Flood Risks and Impacts
  •  Engaging with Charleston Communities about Flood Risks and Impacts
    • Kirstin Dow (organizer) – CISA; University of South Carolina
    • Simon Ghanat – The Citadel
    • Jeff Davis – The Citadel
    • Sarah Watson – CISA; SC Sea Grant Consortium
  • Session Abstract

Session 3D
Lexington B

Water, Water Everywhere: How Nature Can Help
  •  Water, Water Everywhere: How Nature Can Help
    • Liz Fly (organizer) – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
    • Joy Brown – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
    • Lora Eddy – North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
    • Mary Conley – The Nature Conservancy
  • Session Abstract

Session 3E
Senate

Climate Education for the Next Generation: Teaching Climate Change in High Schools
  •  Climate Education for the Next Generation: Teaching Climate Change in High Schools
    • Matt Schnabel – SC Project Learning Tree
  • Session Abstract

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM
Lunch Break
Exhibit Hall

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 4A
Carolina A

* ACAIT * Data-Driven Climate Innovation
  •  Data-Driven Climate Innovation
    • Megan Robinson (organizer) – The Collider
    • Jenny Dissen – NOAA NCEI / NC State University
    • Josh Dorfman – The Collider
    • Jeff Hicks – FernLeaf Interactive
    • Dave Michelson – UNC Asheville's NEMAC
  • Session Abstract

Session 4B
Carolina B

Too Hot to Handle: Heat and Human Health
  •  Too Hot to Handle: Heat and Human Health
    • Ashley Ward (organizer) – CISA; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Jordan Clark – CISA; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Maggie Sugg – Appalachian State University
    • Darrian Bertrand – State Climate Office of North Carolina
  • Session Abstract

Session 4C
Congaree

Turning Plans into Action: Lessons from Coastal Communities
  •  Turning Plans into Action: Lessons from Coastal Communities
    • Sarah Watson (organizer) – CISA; SC Sea Grant
    • Jessica Whitehead (organizer) – NC Sea Grant
    • Holly White – Town of Nags Head, NC
    • Mark Wilbert – City of Charleston, SC
    • Robert Osborne – Black & Veatch
  • Session Abstract

Session 4D
Lexington B

Practical Policies for Flood Prevention
  •  Building Resilience to Flooding: A Complex — but Achievable — Challenge – Jim Fox
  •  Using Hydraulic Models to Plan for Flood Prevention in Charleston, SC – Robert Horner
  •  When and How to Modify Stormwater Design Standards for Climate Resiliency – Matthew Jones
  •  Floodplain Buyouts — A Smart Investment for Local Governments? – David Salvesen
  • Session Abstracts

Session 4E
Senate

When the Well Runs Dry: Coping with Drought in the Carolinas
  •  When the Well Runs Dry: Coping with Drought in the Carolinas
    • Kirsten Lackstrom (organizer) – CISA, University of South Carolina
    • Chip Konrad – CISA; Southeast Regional Climate Center; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Corey Davis – State Climate Office of North Carolina
    • Ekaterina Altman – CISA, University of South Carolina
    • Hope Mizzell – South Carolina State Climatology Office
  • Session Abstract

Session 4F
Lincoln

Road to Nowhere: Legal Issues for Local Government Infrastructure Affected by Sea Level Rise
  •  Road to Nowhere: Legal Issues for Local Government Infrastructure Affected by Sea Level Rise
    • Shana Jones (organizer) – Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia Sea Grant Law Program, University of Georgia
    • Scott Pippin – Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
  • Session Abstract

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5A
Carolina A

* ACAIT * Innovative Technologies for Flood Resilience
  •  An Innovative Climate Change Adaptation Solution for Freedman's Cottages in Charleston, SC – Elizabeth English
  •  Guiding Resilience Planning through Flood Risk Mapping – Hilary Stevens
  •  FloodIQ: Raising Awareness around Flooding through Free Online Tools and Resources – Sharai Lewis-Gruss
  •  Mapping Smart Land Decisions with geothinQ – Brian Durham
  • Session Abstracts

Session 5B
Carolina B

Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes
  •  Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes
    • Ashley Ward (organizer) – CISA; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Calvin Cupini – Clean Air Carolina
    • Rachel Woodul – CISA; UNC Chapel Hill
    • Matthew Wilson – Appalachian State University
  • Session Abstract

Session 5C
Congaree

Disya We Way: Gullah/Geechee Coastal Collaboration for Resilience and Adaptation
  •  Disya We Way: Gullah/Geechee Coastal Collaboration for Resilience and Adaptation
    • Queen Quet (organizer) – Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation; Founder, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank
    • Dr. Astrid Caldas – Union of Concerned Scientists
    • Dr. Kate Derickson – University of Minnesota; Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank
  • Session Abstract

Session 5D
Lexington B

Resilient Water Resources Management
  •  Investigating Dependability of Water Supply in a Changing Climate: Lessons from a Collaborative Case Study – Aashka Patel
  •  Regional Collaboration for Resiliency Planning, Sustaining Scioto Phase 2 – Lisa Jeffrey
  •  Trends in Water Use in the Face of Climate Uncertainty – Alex Pellett
  • Session Abstracts

Session 5E
Senate

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership Interactive Session: Recovery, Resilience, and Private Sector Partnerships
  •  Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership Interactive Session: Recovery, Resilience, and Private Sector Partnerships
    • Amanda Martin – Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Session Abstract

Session 5F
Lincoln

Step Up, Get Ready, Respond! Taking Flood Resilience to School
  •  Step Up, Get Ready, Respond! Taking Flood Resilience to School
    • Merrie Koester (organizer) – University of South Carolina
    • Jennifer Albert – The Citadel
    • Jared Bramblett – Davis and Floyd, Inc.
  • Session Abstract

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Accelerating Climate Action through Innovation and Technology Reception hosted by ASAP
USC Alumni Center — 900 Senate Street
Registration required

 

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Coffee

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tree Planting Opportunity

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 6A
Carolina A

Policy Innovations for Climate Adaptation
  •  Regional Sustainability Markets – Shawn Gagné
  •  The NEMAC-FernLeaf Collaborative: Creating Climate Solutions through a Public-Private Partnership – Greg Dobson
  •  Water over the Bridge: Innovation, Technology and Partnerships for Port Community Resilience – Rachel Willis
  •  Key Findings from the US–India Partnership for Climate Resilience Workshop on Development and Application of High Resolution Climate Modeling – Jenny Dissen
  • Session Abstracts

Session 6B
Carolina B

Engaging Communities for Inclusive Climate Adaptation
  •  Recovery and Resilience from Hurricane-Induced Flooding in Eastern North Carolina: Perspectives from Community Leaders – Suzanne Lea
  •  Climate Justice in Cyberspace: Can the Internet Amplify and Connect Marginalized Voices? – Olivia Vila
  • Session Abstracts

Session 6C
Lexington B

Forming, Storming, and Norming: Three Stages of Collaborative, Integrated Resilience Planning
  •  Forming, Storming, and Norming: Three Stages of Collaborative, Integrated Resilience Planning
    • Scott Shuford (organizer) – CASE Consultants International
    • Gregory Sprouse – Central Midlands Council of Governments
    • Megan Anderson – City of Raleigh, NC
    • Tobin Freid – Durjam, NC
  • Session Abstract

Session 6D
Senate

Operating under the New Norm: Coastal Climate Adaptation in Action
  •  North Coast Resilience — Nature Based Flood Projects in Horry and Georgetown Counties – Joy Brown
  •  From Tides to Ice, Operating 24–7 – Christine von Kolnitz
  •  Resiliency in Puerto Rico: Before, During, and After Hurricane Maria – Jaime Pabon
  • Session Abstracts

Session 6E
Lincoln

Connecting What Matters: Place-Based Climate Communications and Assessments, Part 1
  •  Residents' Receptivity to Sea Level Rise on Tybee Island – Catie Sauer
  •  What's Salt Got to Do with It? Lessons from Current Coastal Agricultural Adaptation in Hyde County, NC – Eleanor Davis
  •  Multisolving Resiliency: Case Studies Prioritizing Climate, Equity, and Collaborative Benefits – Stephanie McCauley
  • Session Abstracts

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM    Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Session 7A
Carolina A

Working Together to Create Effective Resilience and Adaptation Networks
  •  Working Together to Create Effective Resilience and Adaptation Networks
    • Sarah Watson (organizer) – CISA; SC Sea Grant Consortium
    • Marjorie Kaplan – Rutgers University and the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance
    • Adam Stein – NOAA Office for Coastal Resources Management and Pacific Risk Management 'Ohana
    • Liz Fly – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
  • Session Abstract

Session 7B
Carolina B

Measuring Up: Climate Assessments to Inform Successful Adaptation
  •  How Assessments Can Inform — and Empower — Community Resilience – Matt Hutchins
  •  Supporting Climate Action through Assessments: Creating a US Sustained Assessment Infrastructure – Jessica Whitehead
  •  Visioning Resilience: What Successful Resilience Looks Like in Practice – Rachel Jacobson
  • Session Abstracts

Session 7C
Lexington B

Can We Talk? Best Practices in Climate Communications
  •  Community Communication on Climate Change – Donald Addu
  •  Climate Change Education: What We Have Learned and Where We Should Go from Here – Caitlin Kempski
  •  How Are We Communicating about the Complexities of Climate Change? – David Shelley
  • Session Abstracts

Session 7D
Senate

Assessing Sea Level Rise Risks and Solutions
  •  A Coastal Resilience Assessment for the United States – Greg Dobson
  •  Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) Tool – Landon Knapp
  •  Maintaining Military Missions: Coordinated Approach to Sea Level Rise Infrastructure Impacts – Keil Schmid
  • Session Abstracts

Session 7E
Lincoln

Connecting What Matters: Place-Based Climate Communications and Assessments, Part 2
  •  Applying the Steps to Resilience: Success at Multiple Scales – Karin Rogers
  •  Deliberative Decision Making on Issues in a Changing Climate – Lee Bundrick
  •  The Climate Resilience Communications Cookbook: Creating Communication Strategies That Lead to Action – Nina Hall & Caroline Dougherty
  • Session Abstracts

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch Break
Exhibit Hall

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Exhibit Hall
Keynote: The Future Is Now: Capitalizing on Opportunities for Pre-Disaster Mitigation in the Carolinas
Joe Riley, Former City of Charleston Mayor

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