Agenda

8:30 a.m. Arrivals & Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. Basics of Climate Change (Molly Woloszyn, IISG/MRCC)
9:35 a.m. Temperature Trends, Future Changes & Potential Impacts
(Jim Angel, IL State Climatologist)
9:55 a.m. Adapting to Temperature Changes
   •  Samuel Dorevitch, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago (Heat Wave Adaptation)
   •  Dan Gabel, ComEd (Energy Infrastructure)
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Ecosystems and Climate Change (Molly Woloszyn, IISG/MRCC)
11:00 a.m. Adapting to Ecosystem Changes
   •  Jeff Mengler, Hey and Associates, Inc.  (Green Infrastructure as an
      Adaptation Planning Tool for People and Nature)

   •  Abigail Derby-Lewis, Chicago Wilderness (Climate-Informed Planning
      and Management for Urban Natural Resources)

   •  Angela Larsen, Alliance for the Great Lakes (Aquatic Ecology Adaptation)
12:00 p.m. Catered Lunch w/ Keynote Speaker
   •  Joyce Coffee, Managing Director, Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index
      (ND-GAIN) (Adaptation Implementation: Research to Impact in Three Sectors)
1:05 p.m. Extreme Precipitation Trends, Future Changes & Potential Impacts
(Jim Angel, IL State Climatologist)
1:30 p.m. Flood and Drought: Adapting to Extreme Precipitation
   •  John Murray, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Stormwater Ordinance)
   •  Harriet Festing, Center for Neighborhood Technology (Rain Ready)
   •  Jim Angel, IL State Climatologist (Drought-Ready Communities)
2:25 p.m. Break
2:40 p.m. Challenges of Adaptation Planning (Louise Yeung, CMAP)
3:10 p.m. Discussion/Q & A
4:00 p.m. Adjourn