Twin Ports Climate Coalition Presents: Enhancing Resiliency of Coastal Communities Under Extreme Weather Events Presentation and Facilitated Conversation
April 18, 2017
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
525 Lake Avenue South
Suite 400 (Large Conference Room)
11:45 - Noon: Bring your own lunch and network with others
Noon - 1 p.m.: Presentation and facilitated conversation
Who and What?
University of Minnesota Graduate Research Assistant Holly Meier will share findings of recent research on the subject of community perspectives of climate change, extreme weather, and water management. Holly's presentation will detail research findings as well as recommendations for the community to address climate preparedness. After the presentation, University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program Leader and Coastal Communities Extension Educator Jesse Schomberg will facilitate conversations addressing issues of climate preparedness locally.
Bring your own lunch!
Holly Meier is working on her master's degree in Natural Resources Science and Management from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Her research aims to understand what drives and constrains climate preparedness in coastal communities and how communities can increase adaptive capacity to cope with climate impacts.
Jesse Schomberg has led many projects in Minnesota coastal communities and has special insight and experience with connections between the landscape and water quality.
The Climate Conversations luncheon is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program, University of Minnesota — Center for Changing Landscapes, University of Minnesota Sea Grant College Program, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in support of the Twin Ports Climate Coalition, fostering communication and collaboration as we adapt to climate challenges in the Twin Ports region.