The State of Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources of the Southeast United States and U.S. Caribbean

Webinar Date: 
June 22, 2016

Overview

Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida - as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

Presenters

Rachel M. GreggM.M.A., Lead Scientist, EcoAdapt, The State of Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources of the Southeast United States and U.S. Caribbean.

Rachel created and manages the State of Adaptation Program and serves as the Content Editor for the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). In addition, she provides support to the Awareness to Action and Adaptation Consultation programs. She brings expertise in survey design and analysis, identifying and evaluating climate adaptation actions, developing guidance to support decision-making and management in a changing climate, and communicating climate impacts and response strategies to diverse audiences. She serves as an adaptation expert in different capacities, including acting as a reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, contributing author to the National Climate Assessment, and member of the U.S. Urban Adaptation Assessment Advisory Committee and the Central Puget Sound Regional Open Space Ecosystem Services Committee.

Chris Burkett Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheriesis the Wildlife Action Plan, Incorporating Climate Change into Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan

Chris has coordinated the agency’s climate change planning and research since 2008 and has worked to incorporate climate change with Virginia’s updated Wildlife Action Plan – a document that works to keep species from becoming endangered. Burkett frequently works with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration program on issues related to agency effectiveness, funding, and policy.

Andrea M. Webster, Project Manager, Office of Sustainability, Develop Louisville– Louisville Forward, A Hot City in a Coal State: Mitigating and Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change.

Andrea is a Project Manager in Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Sustainability. In this capacity, Andrea manages the department’s CityStat program, SustainStat, coordinates cross functional teams to mitigate urban heat island issues, and champions additional projects and programs to achieve the goals in the city’s sustainability plan, “Sustain Louisville.” Andrea received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.