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world imageClimate Change Adaptation for States, Tribes and Local Governments

June 3-12, 2013:  A dynamic, interactive webinar series hosted by North Carolina State University, in cooperation with EPA’s Office of Strategic Environmental Management

North Carolina State University, in cooperation with EPA’s Office of Strategic Environmental Management, will host a virtual Symposium on climate change adaptation for states, tribes and local governments to be offered in a series of twelve on-line sessions. The series will bring together tribal, state and local stakeholders, EPA representatives, and experts from a variety of sectors to consider the impact of EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan on implementation of federal environmental programs, and to present case studies, tools and solutions to some of the most pressing climate change adaptation challenges.

Individual webinars are stand-alone educational opportunities for governments, planners and policy makers, and participants can attend one or more webinars as meets their particular needs.  Participants will obtain the most current knowledge and information applicable to states, tribes and communities on adaptation practice and implementation to build community resiliency.

The opening webinar will be held from 11:30am-1:00pm EDT on Monday, June 3, 2013, and will introduce the EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan and what it means for states and tribes in implementing their own plans.  Additional webinars will take place later that day as well as June 4, 10, 11 and 12.

Other sessions include Planning for Sea Level Rise; Water, Communities & Planning; Air Quality & Health Impacts of Climate Change; Achieving Resiliency to Drought; Tribal Climate Adaptation; Emergency Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation; Risk Management and Insurance Strategies; Adaptation and Equity for Vulnerable Populations; Decision Support Tools Café; Successful Response to Coastal Adaptation Challenges; and Climate Adaptation: The Way Forward.  All webinars will allow for interactive Q&A with the presenters.

Registration for the webinar series is free and access to the sessions will be through the Web or toll-free telephone conference line.  For more information on the series or to register for the webinars, please visit the Symposium Webinar Series website at www.climate-adaptation-symposium.org.  For questions contact Susan Moore, Extension Associate Professor and
Director of the Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program, North Carolina State University, at 919-515-3184 or susan_moore@ncsu.edu.