Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation

Program Chairs: Lisa Dilling , University of Colorado ; Lee M. Tryhorn , Cornell University ; Lynne M. Carter , Louisiana State University

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 17 July 2011


Registration Opens
Location: Ballroom Foyer (Asheville Renaissance)

Monday, 18 July 2011

7:30 AM-5:00 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011


Registration Continues Throughout the Conference
Location: Ballroom Foyer (Asheville Renaissance)

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Plenary Session 1
Plenary Session
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Lynne M. Carter, Louisiana State University
  9:00 AM
Welcoming Remarks
  9:10 AM
Tom Wilbanks, Group Leader, Global Change and Developing Countries Programs, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Chair, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, America's Climate Choices, National Research Council
  9:30 AM
Respondent: Linda Mearns, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, NCAR, and Director, Institute for the Study of Society and Environment
  9:40 AM
Cathleen Kelly: Federal actions to build a climate resilient nation
  9:50 AM
Suraje Dessai: Practical solutions for a warming world

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 18 July 2011


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Session 1
The Landscape of Adaptation
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Lisa Dilling, University of Colorado
  10:30 AM
1.1
Climate Change Adaptation Decision Making Under Uncertainty
Joel B. Smith, Stratus Consulting Inc., Boulder, CO; and R. S. Raucher, J. M. Vogel, and K. Raucher
  10:45 AM
1.2
Extreme weather and community-based climate adaptation: An integrated framework with an application to extreme heat
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and O. Wilhelmi, L. Dilling, M. H. Hayden, and G. Meehl
  11:00 AM
1.3
“Wicked” uncertainties in the development of coastal climate change adaptation plans
Nathan Kettle, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  11:15 AM
1.4
Learning and flexibility in water governance for preparing for climate change
Shannon McNeeley, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. Miller and P. Romero Lankao
  11:30 AM
1.5
Multiple adaptation types with mitigation: a framework for policy analysis
Tyler Felgenhauer, EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC; and M. Webster

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Session 2A
Public Lands and Species Conservation
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Ronald D. Brunner, University of Colorado, Boulder
  1:45 PM
2A.2
The Role of Information in Climate Change Adaptation on Western Public Lands
Kelli Archie, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. Dilling
  2:00 PM
2A.3
Climate adaptation on National Forests: A case study on the Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming
Janine M. Rice, USDA, Fort Collins, CO; and L. Joyce, B. Armel, G. Bevenger, and L. S. Baggett
  2:15 PM
2A.4
Building climate change resilience into a coastal habitat complex, Albemarle Peninsula, NC
Brian Boutin, The Nature Conservancy, Kill Devil Hills, NC; and C. E. Burns
  2:30 PM
2A.5
Using species-level vulnerability assessments to inform conservation planning under climate change
Natalie S. Dubois, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC; and A. DeWan, J. Boshoven, and D. C. Parsons
  2:45 PM
2A.6
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Session 2B
State and Regional Scales
Location: Swannanoa (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Lynne M. Carter, Louisiana State University
  1:30 PM
2B.1
Barriers to Adaptation: Testing a Diagnostic Framework in Coastal California
Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research and Consulting, Santa Cruz, CA
  1:45 PM
2B.2
  2:15 PM
2B.4
  2:30 PM
2B.5
From Drought to Deluge: How do we Cope with these Extremes?
Grace Koshida, Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada; and E. Wheaton, V. Wittrock, E. Siemens, and D. Smeh

  2:45 PM
2B.6
An assessment of perception, use, need for, and capacity to integrate climate information among water managers in the ACF Basin
Jessica Bolson, University of Florida, Miami, FL; and N. E. Breuer, C. J. Martinez, P. Srivastava, N. L. Engle, T. Borisova, and P. N. Knox

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Session 3B
Future Impacts
Location: Swannanoa (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Benjamin Lee Preston, ORNL
  3:45 PM
3B.2
Potential impacts of climate change on estimates of probable maximum precipitation
Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, Asheville, NC; and D. R. Easterling
  4:00 PM
3B.3
Migration of agriculture to the Southeast as an adaptation to regional climate change
Richard T. McNider, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL; and J. R. Christy
  4:15 PM
3B.4
Looking for analogues of future drought in the northern Chihuahuan Desert
John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and D. B. McRoberts
  4:30 PM
3B.5
  4:45 PM
3B.6
Perfect Adaptation in Climate Change
James I. MacLellan, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada; and G. Koshida and I. Burton

3:30 PM-5:15 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Session 3A
Engagement and Collaborative Processes
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Susanne Moser, Susanne Moser Research and Consulting
  3:30 PM
3A.1
  3:45 PM
3A.2
Niagara climate change project- a collaborative participatory approach to climate change adaptation
Kerrie T. Pickering, Brock University, St Catharines, ON, Canada; and R. Plummer and B. May
  4:00 PM
3A.3
An engagement strategy and framework for conducting regional climate assessments
J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC; and J. F. Fox, M. Hutchins, and K. Lichtenstein

6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 18 July 2011

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Panel Discussion
Local Adaptation Leaders
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Moderator: Caitlin Buzzas, AMS
Panelists: Ulla Reeves, Souther Alliance for Clean Energy; Derek Brockbank, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign; Bart Melton, National Parks Conservation Association
  6:00 PM
Derek Brockbank: Climate Adaptation in the Mississippi river delta
  6:15 PM
Ulla-Britt Reeves: Sustainable climate adaptation and the energy sector
  6:30 PM
Bart Melton: National parks conservation association

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Plenary Session 2
Plenary Session
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Lisa Dilling, University of Colorado
  9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

  9:10 AM
Speaker: Cathleen Kelly, Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation, White House Council on Environmental Quality

  9:40 AM
Respondent: Suraje Dessai, Lecturer in Climate Science at the Department of Geography, University of Exeter

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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Session 4
Science across boundaries and disciplines: The RISA program.
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Kirstin Dow, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments
  10:30 AM
4.1
  10:45 AM
4.2
Findings of the Gulf coast climate information needs assessment
Lynne M. Carter, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; and H. F. Needham
  11:15 AM
4.4
An assessment of the climate-related needs of stakeholders in Oklahoma
Rachel E. Riley, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and K. L. Nemunaitis-Monroe and J. E. Hocker
  11:45 AM
4.6
Climate information flow: Testing methods for continuous climate assessment
Mason Matthews, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; and N. E. Breuer

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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Session 5B
Regional understandings of climate variability and change: A cross-RISA dialogue
Location: Swannanoa (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
  1:30 PM
5B.1
Assessing climate-sensitive sectors, decisions, and peoples in the Carolinas
Kirsten Lackstrom, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments, Columbia, SC; and B. Haywood, K. Dow, S. Ferguson, D. Foster, N. Kettle, C. Rappold, and E. Weeks
  1:45 PM
5B.2
Analyzing expressed stakeholder needs in the Western Water Assessment RISA
John Berggren, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. Dilling
  2:00 PM
5B.3
Integrating climate knowledge and decision-making in the Great Lakes: building a stakeholder database
Maria Carmen Lemos, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and S. Kalafatis and R. Henry
  2:15 PM
5B.4
Building and comparing stakeholder databases and networks across RISAs
Lisa Dilling, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and K. Dow and M. C. Lemos
  2:30 PM
Discussion

1:30 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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Session 5A
Climate information and decision support tools. Part I.
Location: Salon A (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Kelly T. Redmond, DRI
  1:45 PM
5A.2
Tools for integrating climate change and community disaster risk management in Canada
A. Chynoweth, EC, Toronto, ON, Canada; and B. May, A. Fenech, J. I. MacLellan, N. Comer, and D. MacIver
  2:00 PM
5A.3
From tree-rings to GCMs: A new methodology for water resources planning and reservoir management at the Salt River Project in Arizona
Jon A. Skindlov, Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ; and D. H. Phillips, Y. Reinink, T. E. Skarupa, and C. E. Ester III
  2:15 PM
5A.4
The global drought monitor portal—a climate information and decision support tool with global applications
Richard R. Heim Jr., NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. J. Brewer, W. Pozzi, D. Cripe, and J. Sheffield
  2:30 PM
5A.5
Integrating and Mainstreaming Adaptation Planning: Seattle's Climate Impacts Planning Tool
Alexander (Sascha) Petersen, Adaptation International, Austin, TX; and W. S. Reeder
  2:45 PM
5A.6

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Coffee Break

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011

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Joint Session 1
Crossover Themes Between Adaptation and Applied Climatology
Location: Salon C (Asheville Renaissance)
Hosts: (Joint between the 19th Conference on Applied Climatology; and the Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation )
Cochairs: Sarah Trainor, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Timothy W. Owen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  3:30 PM
J1.1
  4:00 PM
J1.3
  4:15 PM
J1.4
Drought as a focal point for climate services
Mark D. Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and M. J. Hayes
  4:30 PM
J1.5
Climate Change, Social Vulnerability to Disasters, and Adaptation: Social Dissatisfaction, Displacement, and Migration
Jenniffer M. Santos-Hernandez, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and B. Bhaduri, B. L. Preston, X. Cui, R. Medina, and J. Schryver

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Poster Session 1
Climate Adaptation Poster Session
Location: Salon B (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
 
45
Evaluating Interactions of Drought and Climate Change Adaptation Policy for Urban Water Resource Management
Meaghan Daly, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. Klein, L. Dilling, W. Travis, D. Kenney, O. Wilhelmi, K. Miller, and A. J. Ray

 
46
Does farming organically reduce climate vulnerability?
Carrie A. Furman, University of Georgia / Southeast Climate Consortium, Griffin, GA; and M. Boudreau, C. Roncoli, and G. Hoogenboom

 
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48
Adapting to climate change: stormwater mitigation under enhanced rainfall scenarios
Joanne Logan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; and T. G. Prather, G. Bennett, and S. Benge

 
Poster 50 has been moved. New paper number 1.2A

 
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53
Assessment of Exposure and Vulnerability to Accelerated Sea Level Rise in New York City
Lesley Patrick, The Institute for Sustainable Cities/CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY; and W. Solecki and A. Maroko


Formal Poster Viewing with Icebreaker Reception
Location: Salon B (Asheville Renaissance)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

9:00 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 20 July 2011

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Plenary Session 3
Plenary Session
Location: Swannanoa (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Lynne M. Carter, Louisiana State University
  9:00 AM
Introductory Remarks

  9:10 AM
Speaker: Missy Stults, Climate Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA (INVITED)
  9:40 AM
Respondent: Susi Moser, Director and Principal Researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting (INVITED)

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Coffee Break

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 20 July 2011

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Session 6
Climate information and decision support tools. Part II.
Location: Swannanoa (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation
Chair: Holly C. Hartmann, Univ. of Arizona
  10:30 AM
6.1
Tracking Climate Service Requests and Needs in the Southeast
Kirstin Dow, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments, Columbia, SC; and R. Boyles, M. Brooks, C. E. Konrad, P. Knox, and D. F. Zierden

  10:45 AM
6.2
Integrated marine protected area climate tools: a resource for effective communication of climate information to marine ecosystem managers
Karsten Shein, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and C. Marzin, D. Pirhalla, J. Hendee, and T. B. Brandon
  11:00 AM
6.3
  11:15 AM
6.4
Using climate extension to support adaptation: The Carolinas Coastal Climate Outreach Initiative
Jessica C. Whitehead, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and G. Carbone, K. Dow, D. L. Tufford, R. H. Bacon, and J. F. Thigpen III
  11:30 AM
6.5
The regional U.S. climate extremes index
Karin Gleason, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and D. S. Arndt
  11:45 AM
6.6
Delivering climate projections at regional scales to support adaptation planning: a new NOAA effort
Andrea J. Ray, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and D. Anderson, R. B. Rood, and J. J. Barsugli

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Luncheon
Location: Salon B (Asheville Renaissance)
  12:00 PM
Speaker Nolan Doesken, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

 
Concluding Remarks

1:30 PM-1:35 PM: Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Conference Adjourns