SICCIA Meeting Program (6.22.04)

 

Monday, June 28

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:30 

Welcome and introductions

Session 1:  Estimating the Impacts of Future Climate Change

9:30-10:20

Dagmar Schroeter (invited),  Potsdam Institute for Climate Research

Impacts of and vulnerability to climate change in Europe

10:20-10:40

Break

10:40-11:30

Said Ahmed Othman (invited), Head of Water Resources Department, Comoros Islands

Climate change impacts on water resources

11:30-12:00

Bob Cechet, Climate Impacts Group, CSIRO Australia

Climate change impact on the pavement maintenance and rehabilitation costs associated with the Australian National road network

12:00-12:30

Karamat Ali, Pakistan Water Partnership

Water and climate change in South Asia

12:30-1:45

Lunch

1:45-2:15

Zsolt Harnos, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Hungary

Potential impact of climate change on wheat production in Hungary

2:15-2:45

Danda Pani Adhikari, Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences, Japan

Holocene and Late Glacial climate variability as deduced from the sediments of Lake Nakatsuna and Lake Aoki, central Japan

2:45-3:15

Break

3:15-4:45

Panel A: Vulnerability and Sustainability
Convenor: Manfred Lange, Centre for Environmental Research,
University of Muenster, Germany

4:45 p.m.

Meeting adjourns for the day


 

Tuesday, June 29

Session 2: Using, Evaluating, and Improving Seasonal Forecasts

8:30-9:20

Holger Meinke, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia

Climate risk management in Australia: Linking research to practical outcomes

9:20-10:10

Milton Waiswa (invited), Uganda Meteorology Department, Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment

Climate impact assessment through the media in Uganda, a case study of 2002

10:10-10:40

Abigail Amissah-Arthur, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA

Recognizing recommendation domains for targeting actionable climate forecasts to rural stakeholders in Kenya

10:40-11:00

Break

11:00-11:30

Anthony Patt, Boston University, USA

Improving climate forecast communication: Results from a controlled intervention study

11:30-12:00

Jaakko Helminen, Finnish Meteorological Institute

The value of seasonal forecasts of effective temperature sum and precipitation for the malting barley crop yield estimation in southwestern Finland

12:00-12:30

Marta Graciela Vinocur, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina

Use of climate information in agriculture decision-making: Experience from farmers in central Argentina

12:30-1:30

Lunch

2:00-3:15

Panel B. Communication and uncertainty

Convenor: Roger Pulwarty, Climate Diagnostics Center, USA

Session 3: Tools and Methods for Impacts Analysis

3:15-3:45

Martin Dubrovsky, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Republic

Application of Met&Roll weather generator in climate change impact studies in Czechia

3:45-4:15

Freddie Mpelasoka, CSIRO Land and Water and Atmospheric Research - Climate Impact Group, Australia

Validation of global climate models towards realistic impacts assessments

4:15-5:30

Poster Session and refreshments:

 

Jeffrey Andresen, Michigan State University, USA:  The Pileus Project: climate change impact assessment of two industries in the Great Lakes region of North America.

 

Manfred Lange, Centre for Environmental Research, University of Muenster, Germany: Climate change and water shortage - course on sustainable water management on Mediterranean Islands

Philip Mote, Climate Impacts Group,
University of Washington, USA: Declining mountain snowpack in western North America

 

Roger Pulwarty, Climate Diagnostics Center, USA: Designing effective assessments of environmental variations, impacts and responses

Richard Slaughter, Climate Impacts Group,
University of Washington, USA: The Snake River: storage, allocation, and climate impacts

 

Wednesday, June 30

 Session 3 (cont'd): Tools and Methods for Impacts Analysis

8:30-9:20

Senaka Basnayake, Centre for Climate Change Studies,  Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Sri Lanka

Impacts and adaptation to climate change: A Sri Lankan perspective

9:20-10:10

Richenda Connell (invited), UK Climate Impacts Programme

Tools for climate risk management: the UKCIP climate adaptation risk framework and the UKCIP adaptation wizard

10:10-10:40

Rachael Dempsey, Institutes for the Environment, Pennsylvania State University, USA

The consortium for Atlantic Regional Assessment (CARA): overcoming information barriers in assessing regional impacts of climate change

10:40-11:00

Break

11:00-11:30

Jo Mummery, Land Management & Science Branch, the Australian Greenhouse Office, Australia

Regional communities driving regional impact assessments

11:30-12:00

Benjamin L. Preston, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, USA

Probabilistic risk analysis of U.S. climate change impacts: implication for climate policy

12:30-1:00

Shusen Wang, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Response of a boreal forest ecosystem to climate variations.

1:00

Lunch (meeting adjourns for the day)

** Afternoon excursion or free time for hikes **


 

Thursday, July 1

      Session 4:  Approaches to Integrated Assessment

8:30-9:20

Upasna Sharma (invited), Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology

Assessing impacts as changes in economic output

9:20-10:10

Suppakorn Chinvanno (invited), Southeast Asia START, Thailand

Initiating stakeholder-driven research on impact of climate change in developing countries: case study in Lao PDR and Thailand

10:10-10:40

Andrew Comrie, Climate Impact Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), USA

Translational climate science and services in the CLIMAS project

10:40-11:00

Break

11:00-11:30

Ian Holman, Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University, UK

REGIS2

11:30-12:00

Marton Jolankai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Impacts and responses concerning global climate change in Hungary

12:00-12:30

Manfred Lange, Centre for Environmental Research, University

of Muenster, Germany

Reducing climate-change related vulnerabilities to drought on Mediterranean islands through holistic water management practices

12:30-1:30

Lunch 

1:30-2:00

Philip Mote, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, USA

Using the past as a guide to understanding impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation of future climate change

2:00-2:30

Anthony Nyong, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Jos, Nigeria

Vulnerability of poor rural households to climate variability and change in the West African Sahel

2:30-3:00

Brent Yarnal, Center for Integrated Regional Assessment, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Collaboratories to facilitate collaboration in integrated regional assessment

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15-3:45

T. Ensafi Moghaddam, Desert Research Division, Research Institute of Forests & Rangelands, Iran

Aridity zoning of dry-land (Climate Index of desertification) based on precipitation and temperature in central basin of Iran

3:45-5:00

Panel C: Fellows discuss SICCIA

5:00 p.m.

Meeting adjourns for the day

        

Friday, July 2

Session 5: Adaptation

8:30-9:20

Balgis Osman Elasha (invited), Climate Change Unit, Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources, Sudan

Sustainable livelihood approach for assessing community's resilience to climate change: A case study from Sudan

9:20-9:50

Roger Pulwarty, Climate Diagnostics Center, USA

Mainstreaming adaptation to climate in the Caribbean

9:50-10:20

Amy Snover, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, USA

Developing tools to enable water resources managers to plan for and adapt to climate change

10:20-10:50

Richard Slaughter, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, USA

Structuring a water market

10:50-11:10

Break

11:10-11:40

Bob Cechet, Climate Impacts Group, CSIRO Australia

Options for Victorian agriculture in a new climate: A study linking climate change scenarios and land suitability modeling

11:40-12:30

Panel D. Adaptation

Convenor: Amy Snover, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, USA

12:30-1:00 

Final discussion and next steps

 

1:00

Lunch

 

SICCIA meeting adjourns

 

Updated June 22, 2004