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Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series: Connecticut’s Climate Report

September 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Planning for adaptation requires localized information about expected changes in climate. Until recently, the spatial scale of climate projections did not allow for detailed regional analysis. While national and international climate assessments generate consensus-based scientific summaries, this information often falls short of being usable for decision-making at the local level.  State-level climate assessments seek to provide information that supports local decision-making.  During this webinar, two presenters will describe work related to precipitation projections and assessment at the local level:

Professor Guiling Wang from UConn’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
will highlight Connecticut’s precipitation  projections as described in a new report, Connecticut Physical Climate Science Assessment Report. The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the state of the science regarding observed changes and projections for temperature and precipitation (i.e., physical climate).

Dawn Henning, Project Manager from New Haven’s Engineering Department
will then describe how the city is creating a low-cost “smart city” stormwater sensor network to provide a detailed record of the interaction of rainfall, tides, green stormwater infrastructure, and sewer conveyance systems on the hydrology of New Haven’s urban core.  New information will target gaps and inconsistencies in the understanding of the large and complex drainage area around the city.  This understanding is becoming even more important in the face of climate change.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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