Monday, April 11, 2016

Our Changing Climate Symposium--Register Now!

Sign up for the April 15th symposium sponsored by The Rockfall Foundation, UConn Climate Change Academy and Middlesex Community College. Please forward to others and spread the word.

Our Changing Climate -
Its Impacts on the Economy and the Way We Live
A Symposium

April 15, 2016
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Middlesex Community College
Chapman Hall
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Registration: $45

Student Registration: $20

Optional Lunch: $15

See Full Program and Registration below
AICP CM Credits Pending

Questions? Please contact Tony Marino at The Rockfall Foundation

Sponsored by
The Rockfall Foundation
UConn Climate Adaptation Academy
Middlesex Community College


8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:35 Welcome to MxCC - Anna Wasescha, MxCC President

8:35-9:00 Introduction and Overview - Bruce Hyde/Juliana Barrett, UConn

9:00-9:45 Change is Happening - David Vallee, Hydrologist in Charge, NOAA/NWS, Northeast River Forecast Center changes in rainfall frequencies, the shifting design storm based on the new NOAA Atlas, changes in general flood behavior in the lower Connecticut basin and sea level rise and storm surge

9:45-10:15 Infrastructure - Giovanni Zinn, City Engineer, City of New Haven, impacts of the change in storminess on drainage systems, roads and infrastructure, including how green infrastructure/LID figures into the equation

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Agriculture/Recreation/Tourism Impacts
Kip Kolesinskas (CT Dept. of Agriculture) - effects on farms and the foods and products we can buy locally
Michelle Eckman (CT Audubon) - consequences for biodiversity and ecosystems, impacts on tourism and the animals we see in our yards
Chris Dobbs (CT River Museum) - the immediate impact of the rising river on the museum and the potential ripple effect on tourist attraction has on other tourist attractions and businesses

11:30-11:40 Brief Break

11:40-1:00  Panel- Question & Answer:
David Vallee - NOAA/NWS
Giovanni Zin - Infrastructure
Kip Kolesinskas - Agriculture
Michelle Eckman - Wildlife
Chris Dobbs - Tourism
Sean Hayes - Recreation

1:00 Optional Lunch

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