SICCIA Meeting Program


Monday, June 28




Welcome and introductions

Session 1:  Estimating the Impacts of Future Climate Change


Dagmar Schroeter (invited),  Potsdam Institute for Climate Research

Impacts of and vulnerability to climate change in Europe



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


Marton Jolankai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Impacts and responses concerning global climate change in Hungary


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

Potential impact of climate change on wheat production in Hungary



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


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




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


Holger Meinke (invited), Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia

Climate risk management in Australia: Linking research to practical outcomes


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


Anthony Patt, Boston University, USA

Improving climate forecast communication: Results from a controlled intervention study




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


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)




Group photo (large size)


Panel B. Communication and uncertainty
Convenor: Roger Pulwarty, Climate Diagnostics Center, USA

Session 3: Tools and Methods for Impacts Analysis


Martin Dubrovsky, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Republic

Application of weather generator in climate change impact studies in Czechia


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

Validation of global climate models towards realistic impacts assessments (pdf)


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


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


Richenda Connell (invited), UK Climate Impacts Programme

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


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




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

Regional communities driving regional impact assessments


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



10:30-11:15 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



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



3:15-3:45 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


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


Roger Pulwarty, Climate Diagnostics Center, USA

Mainstreaming adaptation to climate in the Caribbean


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

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


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

Structuring a water market




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


Panel D. Adaptation
Convenor: Amy Snover, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington, USA


Final discussion and next steps





SICCIA meeting adjourns