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September 17–19, 2018 | Columbia, SC

Agenda for the 2018 Conference

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

Presentation Types

poster   Posters
tool   Climate Adaptation Tools in Action
Connections   Connecting the Dots – Ask the Audience

Sharing Lessons   Sharing Lessons Learned – Stories from the Field
What's Going On   What's Going On?
Ask the Climatologist   Ask the Climatologist
 

Monday, September 17, 2018

12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM
Registration

12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM
Exhibits Open

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Opening Plenary

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM    Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 1A

An Interdisciplinary, Regional Approach to Studying Climate Change Resiliency, Part 1
  • Examining Trends in Shoreline Erosion and Mitigation Strategies – Devon Eulie What's Going On
  • Examining the Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems to Sea-level Rise – Evan Hill What's Going On
  • Leveraging Citizen Science Data to Study Climate Impacts Using a Backyard Bird – James Rotenberg What's Going On

Session 1B

Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 1
  • Elaina Sutley – University of Kansas   Sharing Lessons
  • John W. van de Lindt – association   Sharing Lessons

Session 1C

Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 1
  • Dr. Linwood Watson – Haliwa-Saponi Tribe   What's Going On
  • Casey Thornbrugh – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe   What's Going On
  • Dr. Ronny Bell – Lumbee Tribe, East Carolina University   What's Going On

Session 1D

Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 1
  • Rev. Leo Woodberry – Kingdom Living Temple / New Alpha CDC   What's Going On
  • Susannah Tuttle – NC Interfaith Power & Light   What's Going On
  • Michelle Peedin – NC Interfaith Power & Light   What's Going On
  • Rev. Kippie Brown – SC Interfaith Power & Light   What's Going On
  • Taylor Allred – SC Interfaith Power & Light   What's Going On

Session 1E

Working Together to Create Effective Resilience and Adaptation Networks, Part 1
  • Jeanne Herb and Marjorie Kaplan – Rutgers University and the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance   Sharing Lessons
  • Adam Stein – NOAA Office for Coastal Resources management and Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO)   Sharing Lessons
  • Dan Burger – SC DHEC/OCRM and Charleston Resilience Network   Sharing Lessons
  • Liz Fly – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy   Sharing Lessons

Session 1F

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

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM    Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 2A

An Interdisciplinary, Regional Approach to Studying Climate Change Resiliency, Part 2
  • Coastal Hazards, Risk Perceptions and Reality – Huili Hao   What's Going On
  • Efficient and Equitable Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Tasks in North Carolina – Christopher Dumas   tool

Session 2B

Resilience and Recovery: A Case Study of the 2016 Lumberton, NC Flood, Part 2
  • Jennifer Helgeson – National Institute of Standards and Technology   Sharing Lessons
  • Maria Dillard – National Institute of Standards and Technology   Sharing Lessons

Session 2C

Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 2
  • Joey Owle – Eastern Band of Cherokee   What's Going On
  • Dr. Ryan Emmanuel – Lumbee Tribe, NC State University   What's Going On
  • Greg Jacobs – Coharie Tribe   What's Going On

Session 2D

Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 2
  • Shantha Ready Alonso – Creation Justice Ministries   What's Going On
  • Marilynn Marsh-Robinson – Environmental Defense Fund   What's Going On
  • Mary Olson – Nuclear Information & Resource Services   What's Going On
  • Chris Carnevale – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   What's Going On

Session 2E

Working Together to Create Effective Resilience and Adaptation Networks, Part 2
  • Dan Burger – SC DHEC/OCRM and Charleston Resilience Network   Sharing Lessons
  • Liz Fly – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy   Sharing Lessons

Session 2F

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

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

 

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   poster
  • Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation – Paul Carroll   poster
  • Investigating the Relationship between Weather and Acute Gastrointestinal (AGI) Illnesses in North Carolina – Kristen Downs   poster
  • Integrating Vulnerability and Risk to Inform Climate Adaptation Action: An Applied Framework – Chloe Fleming   poster
  • Implications of Climate Change in North and South Carolina in 1950 – 2016 – Alex Huang   poster
  • Roads, Access, and Emergency Response: How Assessment Products Can Inform Emergency Managers – Ian Johnson   poster
  • Identifying Community Exposure to Flood Hazards along the Carolina Coast – Ian Johnson   poster
  • The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Regenerative Farming Practices in South Carolina – Gabriel Kenne   poster
  • Utilizing Extreme Precipitation Estimates from NASA and NOAA Earth Observations to Enhance Understanding of Extreme Events in the Carolinas – Andrew Shannon   poster
  • Climate Change Preparation at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site – David Werth   poster
  • Optimizing Historic Preservation under Climate Change: A Pilot Study at Cape Lookout National Seashore to Test Decision Model – Xiao Xiao   poster

 

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Tuesday, September 18, 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 – 7:00 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Morning Plenary
Announcement of the Carolinas RALA winner

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM    Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Session 3A

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

Session 3B

Addressing Climate Impacts and Adaptation in Agriculture
  • What’s Salt Got to Do with It? Lessons from Current Coastal Agricultural Adaptation in Hyde County, NC – Eleanor Davis   Sharing Lessons
  • The Climate Learning Network: National Climate Literacy for Extension Professionals – Dan Geller   What's Going On
  • Climate-Smart Workforce: USDA Field Staff’s Readiness to Support Climate Adaptation – Sarah Wiener   What's Going On

Session 3C

Engaging with Charleston Communities about Flood Risks and Impacts
  • Jeff Davis – The Citadel   Sharing Lessons
  • Kirstin Dow – CISA/University of South Carolina   Sharing Lessons
  • Simon Ghanat – The Citadel   Sharing Lessons
  • Norm Levine – The College of Charleston   Sharing Lessons
  • Sarah Watson – CISA/ SC Sea Grant Consortium   Sharing Lessons

Session 3D

Creating Win/Win Opportunities: Reducing Flood Risks and Insurance Rates through the Community Rating System
  • Liz Fly – South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy   What's Going On
  • Dan Burger – SC DHEC/OCRM and Charleston Resilience Network   What's Going On
  • Leigh Kane – Horry County, SC   What's Going On

Session 3E

Climate Education for the Next Generation: Teaching Climate Change in High Schools
  • Matt Schnabel – SC Project Learning Tree   What's Going On
  • Beth Foley – SC Project Learning Tree   What's Going On

Session 3F

Learning from the Past, Looking towards the Future: Trends and Projections in Climate Extremes
  • Chip Konrad – CISA/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Ask the Climatologist
  • Joel Nipper – City of Charlotte, NC   Ask the Climatologist
  • Greg Carbone – CISA/University of South Carolina   Ask the Climatologist

12:00 Noon – 1:30 PM
Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 4A

* ACAIT * Clean Resilience: Distributed Energy Systems Address Climate Change Cause and Effects
  • Chris Carnevale – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   What's Going On
  • Bryan Jacobs – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   What's Going On
  • Ronald DiFelice – Energy Intelligence Partners   What's Going On

Session 4B

Too Hot to Handle: Heat and Human Health
  • Jordan Clark – CISA, UNC Chapel Hill   What's Going On
  • Ashley Ward – CISA, UNC Chapel Hill   What's Going On
  • Maggie Sugg – Appalachian State University   What's Going On
  • Darrian Bertrand – State Climate Office of North Carolina   What's Going On

Session 4C

Turning Plans into Action: Lessons from Coastal Communities
  • Holly White – Town of Nags Head, NC   Sharing Lessons
  • Mark Wilbert – City of Charleston   Sharing Lessons
  • Robert Osborne – Black & Veatch   Sharing Lessons

Session 4D

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

Session 4E

Step Up, Get Ready, Respond! Taking Flood Resilience to School
  • Mary Adeogun –   tool
  • Jennifer Albert – The Citadel   tool
  • E.V. Bell – S.C. Sea Grant Consortium   tool
  • Jared Bramblett – Davis and Floyd, Inc.   tool
  • Merrie Koester – University of South Carolina   tool
  • Rodney Moore – Charleston County School District   tool
  • Cathryn Zommer – Enough Pie   tool

Session 4F

When the Well Runs Dry: Coping with Drought in the Carolinas
  • Drought in the Southeast United States: Climate Context and Impacts of the 2016 Event – Chip Konrad   Sharing Lessons
  • Increasing Capacity for Drought and Fire Weather Monitoring Across the Southeast – Corey Davis   tool
  • Impacts and Lessons Learned from Drought: The South Carolina Experience – Ekaterina Altman   What's Going On
  • The South Carolina Drought Response Program and Resources – Hope Mizzell   What's Going On

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5A

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

Session 5B

Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes
  • Calvin Cupini – Clean Air Carolina   What's Going On
  • Rachel Woodul – CISA and UNC Chapel Hill   What's Going On
  • Matthew Wilson – Appalachian State University   What's Going On
  • Anne Richardson – Atrium   What's Going On

Session 5C

Measuring Up: Climate Assessments to Inform Successful Adaptation
  • How Assessments Can Inform — and Empower — Community Resilience – Matt Hutchins   What's Going On
  • Supporting Climate Action through Assessments: Creating a US Sustained Assessment Infrastructure – Jessica Whitehead   Connections
  • Visioning Resilience: What Successful Resilience Looks Like in Practice – Missy Stults   Connections

Session 5D

Resilient Water Resources Management
  • Assessing Impacts of Climate and Land Use Change on Water Supply in the Catawba-Wateree Watershed to Guide Conservation Investments toward Greater Resiliency – Katie van Werkhoven   What's Going On
  • Investigating Dependability of Water Supply in a Changing Climate: Lessons from a Collaborative Case Study – Aashka Patel   Sharing Lessons
  • Regional Collaboration for Resiliency Planning, Sustaining Scioto Phase 2 – Lisa Jeffrey   What's Going On
  • Trends in Water Use in the Face of Climate Uncertainty – Alex Pellett   Connections

Session 5E

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership: Resilience Planning, Partnerships, and the Private Sector
  • Amanda Martin – Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership / UNC-Chapel Hill   Sharing Lessons
  • Sarah Pickhardt – South Carolina Emergency Management Division   Sharing Lessons
  • Jennifer Kline – Georgia Department of Natural Resources   Sharing Lessons

Session 5F

Communicating Climate: Translating Science for Practical Use
  • Translating Science: Communication Strategies and Challenges for Lay and Non-Climate Audiences – Rebecca Ward   Connections
  • MyCoast South Carolina: Enhancing Public Awareness of Coastal Vulnerability through Citizen Engagement – Liz Hartje   tool
  • Paper or Plastic? The Psychology of Paper vs. Digital Presentations for Resilience Information – Dave Michelson   Sharing Lessons
  • NCEI Customer Engagement Initiatives to Guide Opportunities in Innovation – Jenny Dissen   What's Going On

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Accelerating Climate Action through Innovation and Technology Reception hosted by ASAP
The Vista Room at Blue Marlin — 1200 Lincoln Street
Registration required

 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Coffee

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 6A

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

Session 6B

Engaging Communities for Inclusive Climate Adaptation
  • Activities and Resources for Introducing the Topics of Climate Justice and Community Resilience – Dana Haine   Sharing Lessons
  • Recovery and Resilience from Hurricane-Induced Flooding in Eastern North Carolina: Perspectives from Community Leaders – Suzanne Lea   Sharing Lessons
  • Climate Justice in Cyberspace: Can the Internet Amplify and Connect Marginalized Voices? – Bethany Cutts   Connections
  • Building a Weather Ready Nation for ALL – Garry Harris   tool

Session 6C

Forming, Storming, and Norming: Three Stages of Collaborative, Integrated Resilience Planning
  • Linda Rimer – EPA Region IV   What's Going On
  • Gregory Sprouse – Central Midlands Council of Governments   What's Going On
  • Megan Anderson – City of Raleigh, NC   What's Going On
  • Emily Barrett – Town of Cary, NC   What's Going On
  • Amber Weaver – City of Asheville, NC   What's Going On

Session 6D

Operating Under the New Norm: Coastal Climate Adaptation in Action
  • Building a Better Norfolk — Writing Resilience into Zoning – George Homewood   What's Going On
  • North Coast Resilience — Nature Based Flood Projects in Horry and Georgetown Counties – Joy Brown   Sharing Lessons
  • From Tides to Ice, Operating 24–7 – Christine von Kolnitz   Sharing Lessons

Session 6E

Connecting What Matters: Place-Based Climate Communications and Assessments, Part 1
  • The Role of Values and Place in Shaping Climate Change Views of South Carolina Residents – Matthew Nowlin   What's Going On
  • The Climate Resilience Communications Cookbook: Creating Communication Strategies That Lead to Action – Nina Hall   Sharing Lessons
  • Multisolving Resiliency: Case Studies Prioritizing Climate, Equity, and Collaborative Benefits – Stephanie McCauley   Sharing Lessons

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM    Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Session 7A

Bridging the Gap between Climate Science & Decision Making
  • Engaging Residents in Resilience Planning — Using the ASERT Framework – Michelle Covi   tool
  • Building the "Last Mile" between Data Sources and Decision Makers – Skip Stiles   Sharing Lessons
  • Digging Deeper: Integrating Multi-Disciplinary Expert Knowledge into Resilient System Decision-Making – Jessica Frank   Connections

Session 7B

Disya We Way: Gullah/Geechee Coastal Collaboration for Resilience and Adaptation
  • Queen Quet – Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation & Founder, Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition & Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank   Sharing Lessons
  • Dr. Astrid Caldas – Union of Concerned Scientists   Sharing Lessons
  • Elder Carlie Towne – Gullah/Geechee Angel Network & Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank   Sharing Lessons
  • Dr. Kate Derickson – University of Minnesota & the Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank   Sharing Lessons
  • Representative Glenda Simmons-Jenkins – Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Committee of Northeast Florida & Gullah/Geechee Sustainability Think Tank   Sharing Lessons

Session 7C

Can We Talk? Best Practices in Climate Communications
  • Engaging Youth on Climate & Health to Cultivate Community Resilience – Dana Haine   Sharing Lessons
  • Community Communication on Climate Change – Donald Addu   Connections
  • Climate Change Education: What We Have Learned and Where We Should Go from Here – Caitlin Kempski   What's Going On
  • How Are We Communicating about the Complexities of Climate Change? – David Shelley   Connections

Session 7D

Assessing Sea Level Rise Risks and Solutions
  • A Coastal Resilience Assessment for the United States – Greg Dobson   What's Going On
  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) Tool – Jessica Boynton   What's Going On
  • High Resolution Assessment of Household Vulnerability to Inundation in the Coastal Counties of North Carolina – Narcisa Pricope   Sharing Lessons
  • Maintaining Military Missions: Coordinated Approach to Sea Level Rise Infrastructure Impacts – Keil Schmid   Sharing Lessons

Session 7E

Connecting What Matters: Place-Based Climate Communications and Assessments, Part 2
  • Applying the Steps to Resilience: Success at Multiple Scales – Karin Rogers   Sharing Lessons
  • Deliberative Decision Making on Issues in a Changing Climate – Lee Bundrick   Sharing Lessons
  • Residents' Receptivity to Sea Level Rise on Tybee Island – Catie Sauer   What's Going On
  • Community-informed, Place-based Vulnerability Assessment for Regional Resilience to Climate Change – Mariana Cains   Connections

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Lunch Break

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Closing Plenary

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