Themed Joint Session 8 From Vulnerable to Resilient: Leveraging the Role of Communication

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 1:30 PM-3:45 PM
Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology )
Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Norman, OK

This themed joint session will focus on the multi-faceted reasons for and ways that populations might be challenged to prepare for, cope with, recover from, and thrive when faced with weather hazards and with a changing climate. The role of communication messages and sources in reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience at individual, community, and organizational scales will be particularly emphasized.

1:30 PM
Climate Resilient Engagement: One Firm's Experience and a Vision for the Future
Scott Shuford, CASE Consultants International, Asheville, NC; and M. McGuirk, R. D. Copenhaver, A. Keller, and E. Shea
1:45 PM
Communicating Projections of Weather and Climate Extremes for Urban Decision-Makers
Andrew P. Ballinger, North Carolina State Univ., Asheville, NC; and K. E. Kunkel

2:30 PM

2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Dynamics of Vulnerability in Drought Contexts: A Case Study of Pueblo, Colorado, and the Arkansas River
Jennifer Henderson, CIRES, Boulder, CO; and L. Dilling, U. Rick, R. E. Morss, and O. Wilhelmi
3:15 PM
Comparing Heat Vulnerability Indicators and Household Experiences in Phoenix, Arizona
Lance E. Watkins, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ; and M. K. Wright, E. C. Kurtz, P. Chakalian, D. M. Hondula, and S. L. Harlan
3:30 PM
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