Starting Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Brown-bag lunch and social meeting
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Storm Intensity Duration Frequency Webinar
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations Webinar Series
This series addressed the major impacts of climate change across four crucial areas: storm intensity duration frequency, sea level rise, agriculture, and health. Expert presenters and moderators will provide new research, case studies, and adaptation strategies from around the world. The series will address how to assess the climate change impact or risk for your area, discuss what to consider in an adaptation plan, and what can be done to reduce the risk.
The Baltimore-Washington Chapter is offering the first webinar of the series as a Chapter Event.
Presenters: Dr. Hong Liu, Ph.D.; Sean Capstick, Principal, Golder Associates; Andrew Wiens, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Associated Engineering
Moderator: C. Flint Webb, PE, Leidos
As atmospheric temperatures increase, the atmosphere can hold more moisture, and as a result, storms are expected to be more intense. This Webinar discussed how and why to use the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) data to forecast storm intensity-duration frequency (IDF) using the City of Surrey in British Columbia as an example. In addition, the Webinar reviewed how the City of Surrey is using the new IDF curves in planning stormwater infrastructure renovations.
Location: Ramboll Environ, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203
Attendees were eligible to receive 1.5 PDH credits.