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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Wednesday, October 5 • 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Opening plenary

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The goal of GLAF16's opening plenary is to feature the innovative and exciting work in climate adaptation taking place across the Great Lakes region, in the process spotlighting how this work can be enhanced by strengthening the connections between sectors and across geographies. The session features a set of fast-paced, information-heavy "Ignite" talks to get people excited, followed by a discussion with the audience about what other networks are at work, what resources are available, and what needs we can identify as a group.  

Agenda
2:10–2:35: Jeff Andresen: Opening, Welcome, and GLISA Presentation
2:35–2:45: Beth Gibbons: Introduction of Ignite Speakers
2:45–2:55: Alex Bryan, Northeast Climate Science Center
2:55–3:05: Kimberly Hill Knott, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
3:05–3:15: Chris Swanston, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
3:15–3:25: Heather Stirratt, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
3:25–3:35: Wendy Leger, National Hydrological Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
3:35–4:00: Invitation for input from audience on networks, needs and resources
4:00–4:30: Introduction of scheduled Working Groups4:30pm - Invitation to Join Networking Reception at Michigan League | Great Lakes Room 

Speakers
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Alex Bryan

Climate Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeast Climate Science Center
Dr. Alex Bryan of the Northeast Climate Science Center provides guidance on climate assessments and scenarios to help partners and stakeholders of the Center make informed decisions toward climate change adaptation. He earned his doctoral degree in atmospheric science at the University of Michigan, where he explored atmospheric interactions with vegetation in climate and atmospheric chemistry models. His current work explores the utility of... Read More →
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Kimberly Hill Knott

Policy Director, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
After spending over a decade working under the leadership of U.S. Rep. John Conyers (Ranking Member, House Judiciary Committee), as a Legislative Assistant, Kimberly furthered her interest in the political arena by joining the staff of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ), as Policy Director. DWEJ is an award-winning social enterprise, dedicated to Detroit becoming the global model of a vibrant urban center, with an emphasis on... Read More →
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Wendy Leger

Senior Physical Science Officer, National Hydrological Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Wendy Leger is a Senior Physical Science Officer with the National Hydrological Service, Environment and Climate Change Canada in Burlington, Ontario. Wendy has spent much of her nearly 30-year career working on large multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional water resource management projects in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin and in bridging science and policy.  She has served on many binational working teams over... Read More →
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Heather Stirratt

Great Lakes Lead for NOAA's National Ocean Service, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management
Heather Stirratt is the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS). As an employee of NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, Ms. Stirratt is working to better integrate NOSprograms and enhance connections with customers and partners in the Great Lakes region. Ms. Stirratt has a broad portfolio of non-governmental, county, state, and federal work experience. Having served previously as the Special Assistant for... Read More →
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Chris Swanston

Director, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science
Dr. Chris Swanston (US Forest Service) works with numerous organizations to help them reach their land stewardship goals while considering and planning for climate change. Chris is the director of the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), a partnership led by the U.S. Forest Service and designed as a boundary-spanning organization providing climate adaptation services to land managers. He also serves as the director of the USDA... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2016 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Forum Hall, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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