SICCIA Meeting Program

 

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

10:47-11:17 Bob Cechet, Climate Impacts Group, CSIRO Australia Climate change impact on the pavement maintenance and rehabilitation costs associated with the Australian National road network

11:20-11:47

Marton Jolankai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Impacts and responses concerning global climate change in Hungary

11:52-12:20

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

Potential impact of climate change on wheat production in Hungary

12:30-2:00

Lunch

2:18-2:45 Markus Erhard, Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Germany Indicators of Europe’s changing climate

2:51-3:15

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

3:15-3:45

Break

3:45-5:15

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

4:45-5:15 p.m.

Meeting adjourns for the day


 

Tuesday, June 29

Session 2: Using, Evaluating, and Improving Seasonal Forecasts

8:30-9:20

Holger Meinke (invited), 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

Anthony Patt, Boston University, USA

Improving climate forecast communication: Results from a controlled intervention study

10:40-11:00

Break

11:00-11:30

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

11:30-12:00

Marta Graciela Vinocur, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Argentina

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

12:00-12:30 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 (will be posted)

12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:45


Group photo (large size)

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 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 (pdf)

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

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

Jagath C. Vithanage, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka : Assessment of impacts and adaptations to climate change in tea and coconut sectors in Sri Lanka

 

Wednesday, June 30

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

8:30-9:20

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

Impacts and adaptation of climate change with emphasis on downscaling of future climate change scenarios as an impact assessment tool - A Sri Lanka 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 climate change impacts: implication for climate policy

12:00-12:30 Abigail Amissah-Arthur, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA Recognizing recommendation domains for targeting actionable climate forecasts to rural stakeholders in Kenya
12:30-1:30 Lunch
** Afternoon excursion or free time for hikes **

 

Thursday, July 1

Session 4:  Approaches to Integrated Assessment

8:30-9:00 Shusen Wang, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing

Response of a boreal forest ecosystem to climate variations

9:00-9:50 Upasna Sharma (invited), Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Assessing impacts as changes in economic output
9:50-10:15 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

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:15 Andrew Comrie, Climate Impact Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), USA

Translational climate science and services in the CLIMAS project

11:15-11:30 Ian Holman, Institute of Water and Environment, Cranfield University, UK

Regional Climate Change Impact and Response Studies (REGIS 2)

11:45-12:15 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
12:15-12:45 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

12:45-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:15 Said Ahmed Othman, Comoros Islands Climate change impact on water resources
2:15-3:00 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