Water Resources and Resiliency

March 15-16, 2012 -- Charleston, SC


Agenda

Day 1, March 15: (7:30 am-4:30 pm)
7:30-8:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast: Registration will take place in the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) lobby. Pick up name tags and meeting materials
8:30 amWelcome to NOAA in the Carolinas 2010 MeetingMRRI Auditorium
Bob Van Dolah, Director, Marine Resources Research Institute, Fort Johnson
Mike Voiland, Director, North Carolina Sea Grant
9:00 amKeynote address: Water ResourcesMRRI Auditorium
Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech
A Fundamental Change in Managing Our Community Water Infrastructure
9:45 amKeynote address: ResiliencyMRRI Auditorium
Gavin Smith, UNC Chapel Hill
Applying Lessons from Hazards Management to Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Zone
10:30 amBreak
11:00 amOpen Floor Forum: Reactions to Keynote AddressesMRRI Auditorium
11:45 amIntroduction to foci
12:00 pmLunch, cateredOutdoor Classroom
Session 1:Concurrent breakout sessions for Resiliency and Water Resources
1:15 pmBreakout Session 1AMRRI Auditorium
Water Resources (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: Richard Heim, Jr., NCDC - Drought Monitoring, Global Drought Monitoring Portal, and other NCDC drought monitor efforts and studies.
Topic 2: John Feldt, Hydrologist-in-Charge, NWS SERFC-NIDIS status in the ACF, plans to extend NIDIS into the Carolinas,other river forecast science updates.
Breakout Session 1BDNR Indoor Classroom
Resiliency (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: John Dorman, GTM Director and IHRM Lead - Integrated Hazards Risk Management and Sea Level Rise
Topic 2: April Turner, South Carolina Sea Grant - Climate impacts of shallow coastal flooding in Charleston - what is the impact as sea level continues to rise?
Session 2:Concurrent Breakout sessions for Resiliency and Water Resources
2:15 pmBreakout Session 2AMRRI Auditorium
Water Resources (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: Sankar Arumugam, NC State University - Role of Climate Variability in Modulating the Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction over the Southeast United States.
Topic 2: Greg Carbone, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) - Improving the Characterization of Drought and Understating of Impacts on Water and Ecological Resources
Breakout Session 2BDNR Indoor Classroom
Resiliency (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: Linda Rimer, EPA-NC EPA-FEMA-MOA Community Pilot Projects
Topic 2: Tom Allen, East Carolina University-Storm surge visualization projects
3:15 pmBreak
Session 3:PlenaryMRRI Auditorium
3:45 pmCIFLOW update
Kodi Nemunaitis-Monroe, NOAA CIMMS/NSSL
• Ties with Water Resources and Resiliency
• Current status
• Successes during Hurricane Irene
• Future work and challenges
4:15 pmSummary of day one, plan for day two, other logistical items
4:45 pmAdjourn

Day 2, March 16: (8:00 am-3:00 pm)/tr>
8:00 amContinental Breakfast and Informal ConversationMRRI Lobby
Session 4:PlenaryMRRI Auditorium
8:30 amNOAA in the Region Highlights
Geno Olmi, Coordinator, NOAA Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team
9:00 amGovernor's South Atlantic Alliance Highlights: Water Resources and Resiliency
Rick DeVoe, Director, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
9:30 amBreak
Session 5:Concurrent breakout sessions for Resiliency and Water Resources
10:00 amBreakout Session 5AMRRI Auditorium
Water Resources (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: Eric Strom, USGS - Ongoing work and challenges,coastal and inland
Topic 2: Mark Endries, USFWS - Predictive Habitat Maps for 226 Aquatic Species in Western NC using Maxent Modeling
Breakout Session 5BDNR Indoor Classroom
Resiliency (each topic will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion)
Topic 1: Allison Hardin, City of Myrtle Beach - Coastal No Adverse Impact
Topic 2: Jess Whitehead, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium - Vulnerability and Consequences Adaptation Planning Scenarios (VCAPS)
11:10 amGroup PhotoLocation TBD based on weather
11:30 amLunch, cateredOutdoor Classroom
Session 6:PlenaryMRRI Auditorium
12:30 pmCoastal Services Center Climate and Hazards Resilience Activities
Doug Marcy, Coastal Hazards Specialist, NOAA's Coastal Services Center
1:00 pmCoastal Urbanization and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disaster
Geoff Scott, Director, Center For Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Hollings Marine Lab
1:45 pmFacilitated open forum on NOAA services, gaps, and collaborative opportunities
3:00 pmAdjourn