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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Climate Change in the Great Lakes: Safeguarding our economy, environment, and quality of life

A workshop to build local and regional climate planning capacity in the Great Lakes Who Should Attend: Planners and other professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness, and natural resource management issues

Workshop includes:

*Climate change impacts in the Great Lakes region *Economic benefits of climate planning *Planning processes and strategies *Tools, data, and resources *Regional examples of climate planning *Stakeholder engagement strategies *Strategies for incorporating resilience into current planning initiatives

Climate change is already impacting the US Midwest with higher average temperatures, more frequent heavy downpours, decreased Great Lakes ice cover, and more frequent heat waves. The Great Lakes region will likely face the greatest adaptation challenges along coasts and waterways, as this is where many significant economic and ecological impacts will occur as a result of a changing climate. By factoring a changing climate into planning decisions today, communities and agencies can avoid future costs.

This workshop was originally developed by the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System through its Coastal Training Program with funding from the NOAA Coastal Service Center. The Ohio Coastal Training Program at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve have collaborated with other regional partners to customize this workshop curriculum to address Great Lakes issues and the needs of planners and other professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness, and natural resource management issues across the region.

To learn more or to register, please visit http://nerrs.noaa.gov/CTPIndex.aspx?ID=663.

A workshop to build local and regional climate planning capacity in the Great Lakes Who Should Attend: Planners and other professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness, and natural resource management issues Workshop includes: *Climate change impacts in the Great Lakes region *Economic benefits of climate planning *Planning processes and strategies *Tools, data, and resources *Regional examples of climate planning *Stakeholder engagement strategies *Strategies for incorporating resilience into current planning initiatives Climate change is already impacting the US Midwest with higher average temperatures, more frequent heavy downpours, decreased Great Lakes ice cover, and more frequent heat waves. The Great Lakes region will likely face the greatest adaptation challenges along coasts and waterways, as this is where many significant economic and ecological impacts will occur as a result of a changing climate. By factoring a changing climate into planning decisions today, communities and agencies can avoid future costs. This workshop was originally developed by the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) System through its Coastal Training Program with funding from the NOAA Coastal Service Center. The Ohio Coastal Training Program at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve have collaborated with other regional partners to customize this workshop curriculum to address Great Lakes issues and the needs of planners and other professionals addressing land use, public health, stormwater, emergency preparedness, and natural resource management issues across the region. To learn more or to register, please visit http://nerrs.noaa.gov/CTPIndex.aspx?ID=663.

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