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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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Thursday, October 6 • 3:30pm - 5:15pm
U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP): Building an Assessment Community - Connecting Climate Change Assessments Across Scales and Sectors

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The focus of this workgroup session will be building collaboration and cohesion among climate science, assessments, and adaptation and resilience strategies across geographic scales and sectors. While there are numerous successful climate assessment and response planning efforts occurring across the Great Lakes region, these efforts may benefit from additional informal and formal coordination on topics such as scope, timing, scales, public participation, and communication and outreach around results. While we are particularly interested in gathering assessment practitioners for this discussion, we are also interested in the contributions of assessment users, especially on topics such as how climate assessments are used to inform adaptation and resilience decisions.

Resource managers, planners, and other decision-makers must have the right tools at their disposal to make educated, cost-effective decisions that will enable their city, town, business, etc., to handle the often dramatic impacts of an ever-changing climate. This session will help to connect communities with existing knowledge they need to act now to protect themselves from climate events and will provide an opportunity to identify additional information and tools that might be developed as a part of ongoing and new assessment efforts. Connecting local climate resilience to national resilience is of the utmost importance, and this session both highlights that need and provides a space for that conversation.

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Kristin Lewis

NCA Senior Scientist (Contractor), U.S. Global Change Research Program
Kristin Lewis is a Senior Climate Change Scientist with the National Climate Assessment (NCA). In this role, she helps coordinate the development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). Prior to joining USCGRP, Kristin served as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at NASA, where she supported program management within the Earth Science Division's research program. Before her fellowship, she worked at Independent Project... Read More →
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Fred Lipschultz

Senior Scientist (contractor), US Global Change Research Program
The 4th National Climate Assessment | Climate Resilience Toolkit

Thursday October 6, 2016 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Great Lakes North, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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