Improving Resiliency: How Can Arkansas Be Better Prepared for Natural Hazards

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, September 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

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Learn about improving the resiliency of Arkansas to natural hazards. This highly interactive discussion will link the analysis of the state’s extreme weather and climate events with how planners are addressing the challenges associated with those events. The speaker will present a weather and climate hazards profile for Arkansas and participants will have the opportunity to share and learn from each other about various aspects of their planning processes including the developmental stages, collaborations and resources used. The discussion will also explore how planners connect with emergency managers. This session will be geared towards planners who are involved in or interested in planning related to adaptation and resiliency for climate change and natural disasters.


Leah Kos

Invited Speaker

Leah Kos is the Climate Assessment Specialist for the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) at the University of Oklahoma campus. SCIPP is one of 10 active teams under NOAA’s Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program across the country. Leah holds a Masters of Science in Climate and Society ... Read More