Climate Change Workshop
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 1 a.m.
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1 a.m. CST
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The subject of climate change gets a lot attention in coastal areas because of the impact of sea-level rise. The purpose of this program is to present the different climate change issues of upland Central Florida and how they will impact land uses, water supply, and agriculture and discuss challenges and opportunities to incorporate climate consideration into a variety of planning and operational processes to ensure more climate resilient and sustainable communities in the future. The expert panelists will present on research, planning and program development related to the expected effects of climate change in the upland areas of Central Florida. The panel will include speakers from both public and private sector backgrounds, consultants and regulators that have, as a primary responsibility, some association with climate change. The intended outcome is to expand the discussion on climate change impacts and advance the efforts of local governments throughout our region who seek to incorporate climate change preparedness into their core planning and institutional framework. Panelists will: • Discuss how local governments should be planning for the benefit of the general public over the next 10, 25 and 50 years. • Discuss how planners should strategically fold climate change adaptation into their plans, processes and procedures. • Share ideas for incorporating climate change into the daily decision-making of planners, such as in redevelopment, zoning, and site plan reviews. • Discuss how to incorporate the economic, environmental, and social aspects of climate change into their comprehensive, capital improvement, and other critical planning processes • Share the latest scientific models, progressive local policy examples, and successful experiences in implementation Subject Areas: Future development patterns, Interactions between future development and wildlife preservation, agricultural & biological engineering, water supplies, use and conservation, natural environment and wildlife, environmental and water impacts. Format: • 4 subject matter expert presentations – 40 mins each (30 min PowerPoint Presentation + 10 min Q&A) • Expert Panel Q&A Session – 30 mins