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Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center | Columbia, South Carolina

→ October 29–31, 2018 ←

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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. The impacts of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, which necessitated the rescheduling of the CCRC, are a stark reminder of this new reality. Building resilience — the ability to adjust easily to or recover from a stress or change — is an important step in preparing to successfully address 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. Although research findings will be shared, this conference is intended to foster real-world solutions to climate adaptation in the Carolinas. The revised conference agenda will include presentations and sessions which address the impacts of and lessons learned from Hurricane Florence.

Want to Talk about Florence?

We are open to new ideas or content in presentations to address the preparations for, impacts of, and recovery from Hurricane Florence. If you are interested in proposing a new session or presentation idea, please email Amanda Farris ( by September 26 to discuss.



Who Should Attend?

  • Community leaders
  • Engineers
  • Extension agents
  • Faith-based groups
  • Government (local, state, tribal, federal) agency personnel
  • NGOs
  • Planners
  • Policy makers
  • Private sector
  • Researchers
  • Resource managers
  • Scientists

Who Attended the Last CCRC?

shots from the 2016 CCRC conference

View the 2016 attendee list.

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.