Webinar: Data & Tools for Improved Climate Resilience Planning

September 8, 2016
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Free and Open to all. Registration Required.

Climate change poses significant challenges for municipalities and communities of all sizes. As the effects continue to be felt, it is important that decision makers are equipped with the best information and tools to prepare for such eventualities.

Western Lands and Communities, a joint program of the Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will host a free webinar focusing on data, tools and strategies that provide resources for communities to improve their climate resilience planning.

Click below to register in advance of the webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Presenters and Topics:

Nancy Beller-Simms, the Program Director for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Program Office’s Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), will discuss U.S. government efforts to help communities prepare for and increase their resilience to the impacts of a changing climate. She will focus on case studies related to planning for extreme events, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit which provides tools and best practices to help communities understand potential impacts, and a new tool developed in partnership with the Federal government for water resource managers and city planners that consolidates data in one location for planning.

Jeremy Stapleton, the Program Manager for the Western Lands & Communities joint program between Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will discuss programs and tools under development for Intermountain West planners, including the Successful Communities Online Toolkit information exchange (SCOTie), the Resilient Communities Toolkit, and the future of these tools. Feedback will be solicited from the audience on what local planners need, and how those tools can be refined or packaged to meet their needs.