May 12, 2011, 9am-5pm
The Pacific Northwest is already seeing impacts from climate change, in the form of receding glaciers, faster snowmelt and milder winters. These changes have potentially devastating effects on flood regimes, water availability and aquatic ecosystems. The better we understand the changes that have already happened and those that are predicted, the better we can plan and prepare for them. This one-day symposium will feature presentations from a range of experts about observed and modeled impacts of climate change on our region's water resources, and policy responses.
Speakers and topics
- Tim Abbe, PhD, PEG, PHG
Cardno ENTRIX Technical Director, Vice-President
- Symposium Introduction; Potential River Response to the Warming Climate in Western Washington
- Paul Kennard, MS
Rainier National Park Geomorphologist
- Goats to Geoducks: Landscape Response to Climate Change from the Summit of Mount Rainier to Puget Sound.
- Christopher Magirl, PhD
U.S. Geological Survey Research Hydrogeologist
- Geomorphic response of the rivers downstream from Mount Rainier: Living with rivers draining volcanoes.
- Daniel Tormey, PhD, PG
Cardno ENTRIX Technical Director, Hydrogeologist
- Glaciovolcanic Hazards
- Gordon Grant, PhD
USDA Forest Service, Research Hydrologist
- Where's Water?: Predicting Future Streamflow Regimes in the Pacific Northwest
- Dennis Lettenmaier, PhD
University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean Senior Fellow
- Impacts on water supply
- Joanne Hedou, MS
Fluvial Geomorphologist, Writer
- Flooding and the Future of Local Farms in Western Washington
- Heejun Chang, PhD
Portland State University Associate Professor of Geography &
Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
- An integrated approach to studying river response to climate and land use changes
- Patricia Olson, PhD, LHG
Washington State Department of Ecology Hydrogeologist
- Addressing climate change's impacts on floodplain management and channel migration
Who should attend
This symposium is intended for everybody whose work will be affected by the changes we're discussing, including: managers of land and water resources, floodplains & fisheries, regulators, engineers, real estate developers and academics.
CM | 6
AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP's CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.
The Mountaineers Program Center
Bus routes 30, 74 & 75
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Easily accessible by bike from the Burke-Gilman Trail
What to bring
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook and something to write with. We will provide lunch and light refreshments through the day.
- Full price: $150
Government, tribal and non-profit employee rate: $100
Students and un/underemployed individuals: $50
Some financial assistance may be available - please contact us if the price is a barrier to attendance.
Register online at: https://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=j7zbhhcab&oeidk=a07e3n56qcwcd32161e
Gross National Happiness domains
This symposium addresses aspects of the above domains from the Gross National Happiness framework. Overall, our training program aims to educate people about all 9 domains.