Webinars

The CCoP hosts webinars on topics of interest to its members. Recorded webinars or presentations are archived below.

Have an idea or request for a webinar? Email your idea to Liz Fly at elizabeth.fly@scseagrant.org!


December 8, 2015
Facing the Flood: A case study of Charleston’s response to and path forward following the SC Floods of October 2015

In early October 2015, a stalled mid-latitude weather system directed a fire hose of deep tropical moisture across South Carolina over a four-day period leading to record-breaking rainfall totals and devastating flooding across the state. Rainfall totals around the Charleston area ranged from 16-27”, and many parts of the region experienced major flooding, inundating neighborhoods, roads, and other infrastructure. This webinar will focus on the City of Charleston’s response to the flood event and lessons learned that will help the City move forward to face a “new normal” in our changing environment. Several lessons learned in Charleston may apply to many of our coastal communities in the Southeast and Caribbean.

Speakers:

  • Chip Konrad, Director of the Southeast Regional Climate Center
  • Ron Morales, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service
  • Mark Wilbert, Emergency Manager, City of Charleston
  • Laura Cabiness, Director, Department of Public Service, City of Charleston

Watch the recorded webinar here!


 

March 23, 2015
Leveraging the Community Rating System for Climate Adaptation

How can communities both save money and adapt to climate impacts like increased flooding? Learning how to take advantage of the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) is a great place to start. The CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates for local government, businesses and residents are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from community actions.

Speakers:

  • Shana Jones, J.D., Carl Vinson Institute of Government at The University of Georgia
  • Shannon Jarbeau, CFM, Wetlands Watch
  • Ed DiTommaso, AICP, GISP, Ecological Planning Group
  • Allison Hardin, CFM, City of Myrtle Beach, SC

View the webinar presentation here!


 

October 17, 2014
Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States, Project Briefing for the Southeast Region

Please join the Southeast & Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Climate Communities of Practice for a look at the potential economic consequences of climate change for the Southeast region of the country as identified in Risky Business:  The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States.  Our guest speaker, Jamesine Rogers, will share background information about the drivers that led to this study, report findings that are specific to the Southeast region, recommended actions, and next steps for the project team.

We are pleased to have Jamesine Rogers present this topic for the Southeast & Caribbean and Gulf CoPs.  Jamesine is the Project Manager of the Risky Business Project and a Senior Associate at Next Generation. Ms. Rogers has more than a decade of experience working in climate change and air quality in the public sector, including local, state, federal, congressional, and international levels. Most recently, as a Fellow in the office of Senator John Kerry, she co-led development of legislation to address the nation’s vulnerability to extreme weather and provide state and local actors with much needed information. Prior to that, she worked on voluntary initiatives and partnerships under two of California’s landmark global warming laws while at the California Air Resources Board.

View the webinar presentation here!

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