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Webinar – Planning for Climate Change in New Jersey: Tools for Planners (CM | 1.5)
August 9, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New Jersey’s leading experts in climate change have been busy creating an assortment of tools to help us visualize the potential future impacts of climate change. What’s more, they are looking for ways to help communities prepare for and to adapt to “a new reality” that includes frequent changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level. Living in a state that is on pace to bear the impacts of climate change more quickly and harshly than others, New Jersey planners should be familiar with the most current research and best practices for addressing climate change.
Speakers from the New Jersey Climate Change Adaptation Alliance will demonstrate historical observations in climate that have scientists so concerned, and what we can expect for the future. They will provide the results of a recent survey that tested New Jersey’s planners knowledge and beliefs about climate change. Most critically, they will present the leading best practices in climate change preparation. The session will also feature a presentation by Richard Lathrop from the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRASSA) at Rutgers about the NJ FloodMapper tool, as well as other available tools that can assist planners in addressing Climate Change at the local and regional levels.
“A changing climate and rising sea levels will have a devastating impact on New Jersey’s economy, the health of our residents, the State’s natural resources, and the extensive infrastructure system that delivers transportation services, energy and clean water to millions of New Jerseyans.” – New Jersey Climate Change Adaptation Alliance
Part 1: Climate Change Trends and Projections in New Jersey
Dr. Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers University Climate Institute
Part 2: Survey Says: What New Jersey’s Planners think about Climate Change
Raimy Schutzman, Master’s Degree candidate, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Part 3: Today’s Leading Practices and Methods for Preparing for Climate Change
Stacy Perrine, Senior Research Associate, Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Part 4: Tools for Visualizing Climate Change Impacts and Resiliency Planning
Richard (Rick) G. Lathrop, JR, Director of the Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis
This event is brought to you by our APA-NJ Northeast Area Representative Jessica Giorgianni and co-sponsored by the APA-NJ Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning Committee and the New Jersey Climate Change Adaptation Alliance