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September 17–19, 2018 | Columbia, SC

Agenda for the 2018 Conference

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. Use the symbols below as a guide as you explore the agenda and plan your time at the conference.

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

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
Columbia Ballroom
Welcome
Kirstin Dow and Amanda Farris, CISA
Mayor Steve Benjamin, City of Columbia, SC
Myra Reece, Director of Environmental Affairs, SC DHEC

Keynote: On the Frontlines of Change: Reflections on Climate Resilience, Environmental Justice, and Indigenous Rights
Dr. Ryan Emanuel, North Carolina State University

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM    Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Session 1A
Lexington A

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
Carolina B

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

Session 1C
Lincoln

Resilience in the Face of Climate Change: Native American Communities Coping When Earth Becomes Non-Native, Part 1
  • Ashley Ward (moderator) – CISA, UNC Chapel Hill   Convened Sessions
  • Dr. Linwood Watson – Haliwa-Saponi Tribe   Convened Sessions
  • Casey Thornbrugh – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe   Convened Sessions
  • Dr. Ronny Bell – Lumbee Tribe, East Carolina University   Convened Sessions

Session 1D
Senate

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

Session 1E
Lexington B

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

Session 1F
Carolina A

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
Lexington A

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
Carolina B

Session 2C
Lincoln

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

Session 2D
Senate

Creating a Carolinas Faith Leaders Network Towards an Adaptive and Resilient Future, Part 2
  • Shantha Ready Alonso – Creation Justice Ministries   Convened Sessions
  • Marilynn Marsh-Robinson – Environmental Defense Fund   Convened Sessions
  • Tim Judson – Nuclear Information & Resource Services   Convened Sessions
  • Chris Carnevale – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   Convened Sessions

Session 2E
Lexington B

Session 2F
Carolina A

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
Columbia Ballroom

 

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
  • 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 and Aranzazu Lascurain  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
  • Toward Earlier Drought Detection Using Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data and Applications to the Carolinas – Olivier Prat   poster
  • Climate in Your Neck of the Woods: A Real-Time, Interactive Product to Assess Historical and Current Trends in Temperature and Precipitation – Jared Rennie   poster
  • Utilizing Extreme Precipitation Estimates from NASA and NOAA Earth Observations to Enhance Understanding of Extreme Events in the Carolinas – Andrew Shannon   poster
  • Geopolitical Mapping a Comprehensive Electricity System for NC Communities – Susannah Tuttle   poster
  • Climate Change Preparation at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site – David Werth   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 – 5:00 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Columbia Ballroom
Carolinas Regional Adaptation Leadership Award (RALA) Ceremony
Presented by Beth Gibbons, American Society of Adaptation Professionals

Panel Discussion: Adaptation Funding, Finance, and Investment
Paul Faeth, The Cadmus Group (moderator)
Ben Cohen, Quantified Ventures
Paul Robinson, RISE
Clint Shealy, City of Columbia, SC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM    Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Session 3A
Lexington A

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

Session 3B
Carolina A

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
Lexington B

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

Session 3D
Carolina B

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

Session 3E
Senate

Session 3F
Lincoln

Learning from the Past, Looking towards the Future: Trends and Projections in Climate Extremes
  • Chip Konrad – CISA, Southeast Regional Climate Center, UNC 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
Columbia Ballroom

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Session 4A
Lexington A

* ACAIT * Clean Resilience: Distributed Energy Systems Address Climate Change Cause and Effects
  • Chris Carnevale (moderator) – Southern Alliance for Clean Energy   Convened Sessions
  • Ronald DiFelice – Energy Intelligence Partners   Convened Sessions
  • Marriele Robinson – Clean Energy Group   Convened Sessions

Session 4B
Carolina A

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

Session 4C
Lexington B

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

Session 4D
Carolina B

Practical Policies for Flood Prevention
  • Building Resilience to Flooding: A Complex — but Achievable — Challenge – Greg Dobson   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
Senate

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
  • NOAA NCEI Customer Engagement Initiatives to Guide Opportunities in Innovation – Jenny Dissen   What's Going On

Session 4F
Lincoln

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

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM    Break

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 5A
Lexington A

* ACAIT * Innovative Technologies for Flood Resilience
  • An Innovative Climate Change Adaptation Solution for Freedman's Cottages in Charleston, SC – Elizabeth English   What's Going On
  • 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   Connections

Session 5B
Carolina A

Health Vulnerabilities to Climate Extremes
  • Ashley Ward (moderator) – CISA, UNC Chapel Hill   Convened Sessions
  • Calvin Cupini – Clean Air Carolina   Convened Sessions
  • Rachel Woodul – CISA, UNC Chapel Hill   Convened Sessions
  • Matthew Wilson – Appalachian State University   Convened Sessions
  • Anne Richardson – Atrium Health  Convened Sessions

Session 5C
Lexington B

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
Carolina B

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 – Michele Eddy   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 Pellet   Connections

Session 5E
Senate

Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership: Resilience Planning, Partnerships, and the Private Sector
  • Amanda Martin (moderator) – Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership   Convened Sessions
  • David Perry – South Carolina Emergency Management Division   Convened Sessions
  • Jennifer Kline – Georgia Department of Natural Resources   Convened Sessions

Session 5F
Lincoln

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

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 – 10:00 AM
Tree Planting Opportunity

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Exhibits Open

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 6A
Lexington A

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
Senate

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
Lexington B

Forming, Storming, and Norming: Three Stages of Collaborative, Integrated Resilience Planning
  • Linda Rimer (moderator) – EPA Region IV   Convened Sessions
  • Gregory Sprouse – Central Midlands Council of Governments   Convened Sessions
  • Megan Anderson – City of Raleigh, NC   Convened Sessions
  • Emily Barrett – Town of Cary, NC   Convened Sessions
  • Amber Weaver – City of Asheville, NC   Convened Sessions

Session 6D
Hall of Fame

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
Lincoln

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 & Caroline Dougherty  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
Lexington A

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
Senate

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

Session 7C
Lexington B

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
Hall of Fame

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
  • Maintaining Military Missions: Coordinated Approach to Sea Level Rise Infrastructure Impacts – Keil Schmid   Sharing Lessons

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   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
Columbia Ballroom

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Columbia Ballroom
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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