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Coastal Climate Adaptation and Resilience Workshop: Supporting climate and coastal resilience planning in the Western Lake Erie Basin

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Workshop Agenda

Owens Community College Toledo Area Campus
June 19, 2013 

 

8:00 a.m.

Registration and check-in

 

8:30 a.m.

Welcome

Melissa Greene, Lucas County

Patekka Bannister, City of Toledo

 

Course Overview and Introductions

Heather Elmer, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife

Patrick Robinson, University of Wisconsin Extension

 

8:45 a.m.

Setting the Stage – Developing a Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide

Jeff Stone, Association of State Floodplain Managers

 

9:15 a.m.

Climate Trends in the Western Lake Erie Basin

Molly Woloszyn, Midwest Regional Climate Center

 

9:45 a.m.

Climate Change Science and Regional Impacts

Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University

 

10:15 a.m.

 

Break

10:30 a.m.

What Does Climate Change and Coastal Resilience Mean for You?

Heather Elmer and Patrick Robinson

 

10:50 a.m.

Adapting to Climate Change - Planning Strategies and Tools

Tashya Allen, NOAA Coastal Services Center

Patekka Bannister, City of Toledo

Melissa Greene, Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District

 

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

 

1:00 p.m.

Breakout session tracks

  1. Adaptation Planning in the Western Lake Erie Basin
  2. Developing Western Lake Erie Case Studies for the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide
  3. Climate Change Adaptation Tools and Resources
  4. Climate Change Communication, Engagement, and Action

 

4:00 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Remarks

 

4:30 p.m.

Adjourn


Breakout Sessions

 

Time

TRACK A

 

Adaptation Planning in the Western Lake Erie Basin

TRACK B

 

Developing Western Lake Erie Case Studies for the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide

 

TRACK C

 

Climate Change Adaptation Tools and Resources

TRACK D

 

Climate Change Communication, Engagement, & Action

 

1:00pm

 

 Integrating Adaptation into Municipal Plans and Programs

 

Learn about engagement between the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities and the City of Toledo, including key areas of concern the City identified through an adaptation workshop and ongoing discussions.  Hear findings from GLAA-C on how adaptation strategies are being integrated into a variety of non-climate action plans from across the country.   Participants will identify areas of impact and key departments needed to respond to these impacts and brainstorm on how greater inter-departmental collaboration could leverage resources to respond to climate impacts. 

 

Patekka Bannister, City of Toledo

Beth Gibbons, University of Michigan

 


Examining Habitat & Environment Case Studies

Healthy coastal zone and watershed ecosystems are able to buffer upland areas from erosive forces like wind, waves and storm surge; absorb excess waters to minimize flooding; and adapt to a range of changing short- and long-term conditions, the latter including lake level fluctuations. This session will look at the data, tools and applications that could help address habitat planning and management decisions related to natural hazards, such as heavy rainfall and the impacts that a changing climate may have on those decisions. We will also explore ideas for new case studies and local stories that look at habitat issues, natural hazards and climate change.

Katie Kahl, Rachael Franks Taylor, The Nature Conservancy

 

 

Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment and Identifying Vulnerabilities in Your Community

 

This interactive session will include a brief introduction to vulnerability assessment and individual and group work to help participants qualitatively identify vulnerabilities across sectors in their community or organization. Discussions will include barriers to and benefits of adaptation, key stakeholders, action time frames and next steps to take locally.

 

Tashya Allen, NOAA Coastal Services Center


Fostering Climate Action - Community-Based Social Marketing and other Strategies

 

This session will highlight best practices and tips for successful climate change communication, including social marketing approaches that support individual action.

 

Bret Shaw, University of Wisconsin-Madison


 

Time

TRACK A

 

Adaptation Planning in the Western Lake Erie Basin

TRACK B

 

Developing Western Lake Erie Case Studies for the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide

 

TRACK C

 

Climate Change Adaptation Tools and Resources

TRACK D

 

Climate Change Communication, Engagement, & Action

 

2:00pm

 

Integrating Climate Change Resilience into the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Plan

 

Join this brainstorming and strategy discussion to discuss how climate change can be addressed in the Lucas County sustainability plan.   The session will focus on how climate change may impact plan focus areas and how the county’s sustainability goals within those focus areas are addressing climate change.

 

Melissa Greene, Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District

Becky Fedak,  Brendle Group

 


Examining Land Use & Zoning Case Studies

Planning and managing land use involves tradeoffs and, often, the balancing of multiple objectives (e.g. fiscal, economic, aesthetic, and environmental) that requires an understanding of natural hazards and risks, including potential impacts resulting from climate change. This session will look at the data, tools and applications that could help address land use decisions related to natural hazards, such as flooding and the impacts that a changing climate may have on those decisions. We will also explore ideas for new case studies and local stories that look at land use issues, natural hazards and climate change.

Bob Freitag, University of Washington

Jim Schwab, American Planning Association

 

Stepping through Coastal Resilience Planning using the Climate Adaptation Collaboratory

 

This session will familiarize users with the Climate Adaptation Collaboratory, an online, interactive resource and workspace for conservation practitioners, decision-makers, and researchers to find and discuss information, tools, and experiences related to climate change adaptation. The session will introduce a new adaptation workflow concept through a live, local example and illustrate how the Collaboratory links to partner resources, tools, and data around the Great Lakes basin to facilitate information sharing and dissemination. It will also give participants an opportunity to link their organizations’ resources.

 

Katie Kahl, Kim Hall, & Rachael Franks Taylor, The Nature Conservancy


Connecting People and Climate Change - Climate Wisconsin Videos

Climate Wisconsin is an educational multimedia project featuring stories of climate change.  Produced by Finn Ryan, the stories are supported by research conducted in collaboration with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts.  Participants will learn about what went into developing the videos and how they have been used to impact climate awareness and action. This session will explore interest in developing a similar project for Ohio, including potential themes, available research on climate impacts, funding sources, and how stories of a changing climate in Ohio might be similar or different from Wisconsin.

Patrick Robinson, University of Wisconsin Extension

Heather Elmer, ODNR Div. of Wildlife, Old Woman Creek NERR

 


 

Time

TRACK A

 

Adaptation Planning in the Western Lake Erie Basin

TRACK B

 

Developing Western Lake Erie Case Studies for the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide

 

TRACK C

 

Climate Change Adaptation Tools and Resources

TRACK D

 

Climate Change Communication, Engagement, & Action

 

3:00pm

 

Climate Smart Habitat Restoration

 

This session will identify which Great Lakes’ coastal species and systems are most likely to be negatively impacted by a changing climate; clarify why these resources are vulnerable, considering the interaction of climate and existing stressors; and elicit restoration techniques that are ‘climate-smart’, particularly for western Lake Erie.

It will introduce NWF’s ‘Great Lakes Coastal Future: Tools for the Design and Implementation of Climate-Smart Restoration’ and ‘Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment’ and live interaction with participants about vulnerability assessment and climate-smart restoration resources; highlighting western Lake Erie examples. It will conclude with a brief discussion of how restoration can help urban communities adapt and introduce an upcoming nature-based solutions to urban adaptation tool kit.   

Melinda Koslow, National Wildlife Federation

James Cole, The Nature Conservancy

 


Examining Infrastructure Case Studies

Coastal infrastructure planning and management is about helping coastal communities and maritime interests understand which critical “gray” and “green” infrastructure is vulnerable to potential climate variation and hazards, as well as the potential risks and economic and environmental impacts throughout the coastal zone and uplands. This session will look at the data, tools and applications that could help address infrastructure planning and management decisions related to natural hazards, such as lower lake levels and the impacts that a changing climate may have on those decisions. We will also explore ideas for new case studies and local stories that look at infrastructure issues, natural hazards and climate change.

Roger Gauthier, Roger L. Gauthier Consulting
Gene Clark, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

 

 

Economic Assessment of Flooding Impacts and Economics of Green Infrastructure


The NOAA Coastal Services Center will share methods for assessing the economic impacts of flooding and identifying green infrastructure strategies to help reduce those impacts. The session will draw from a project in progress in Toledo and Duluth, MN.   Participants will have the opportunity to share their technical assistance and capacity building needs for these types of assessments, and the discussion will help to inform CSC’s steps forward. The Coastal Services Center is conducting this effort in partnership with Cities of Toledo and Duluth, Eastern Research Group, and the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

 

Lori Cary-Kothera, Jeff Adkins, and Tashya Allen - NOAA Coastal Services Center

 

Virtual Session: Climate Masters Program, University of Oregon Climate Leadership Initiative

 

Enjoy this virtual session on the University of Oregon’s Climate™ Master Program, a set of model programs that provide cost-effective, actionable education and training to help individuals, businesses, and youth reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for local climate impacts.   These programs are designed to be easily replicable and to motivate behavioral change among participants and their organizations and communities.

 

Sarah Mazze, The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG)

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Refreshments Will be Provided

 

 

 APA Credits

6 Certified Floodplain Management (CFM) Core Credits

6 APA Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits


 

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Greene at 419-893-1966 Ext. 5

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When & Where


Owens Community College Toledo Area Campus
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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