Risk and Resilience in the Face of Global Change

Nov 30th, 2015 - Dec 5th, 2015

Global change has always presented challenges requiring big ideas, collaboration, and often paradigm shifts. Climate change is an extreme example, representing broad interdisciplinary connections unlike any faced by humanity in recent history. It is comprised of a suite of impacts which may already be outside of the realm of human control, despite its likely anthropogenic onset. Climate change may be irreversible and will impact all facets of society, especially given increasing global complexity and interconnectivity. Climate change impacts span sectors and domains, hindering society’s ability to undertake long term planning due to uncertainty and intricacy.

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Predicting Community Resilience in a Changing Climate

Presented By Jose Palma-Oliveira
Date December 2, 2015

Workshop Outcomes

  • The Possibility of Resilience – Fact Sheet
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  • Tiered Approach to Resilience Assessment
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Day 1December 1, 2015

1:00 pm Risk and Resilience in Theory and Practice: Foundational Perspectives- History, Legacy, Limits

3:00 pm Real-World Wicked Problems: What Problems? What Solutions to Date? Presented by Roger S. Pulwarty

3:30 pm Water and Drought in California: Risks, Adjustments, and Adaptations Presented by Paula Kehoe, Roger S. Pulwarty


Roger Kasperson

Clark University
Professor of Goverment/Geography
starEvent Co-Chair

Igor Linkov

United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Focus Area Lead
starEvent Co-Chair

Susanne Moser

Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
Director and Principal Researcher
starEvent Co-Chair

Roger S. Pulwarty

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Senior Scientist
starEvent Co-Organizer


University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Resilience Scientist | Director of Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes (CRAWL)
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Executive Director
Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Climate Resilience Officer
University of Florence
Researcher & Project Manager
University of Warwick
University of Virginia
Graduate Research Assistant
University of South Carolina
International Risk Governance Council
Managing Director
University of Florida
State of Colorado
Deputy Director
Future Analytics Consulting
Managing Director
Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies
University of Michigan
PhD Candidate
Stockholm University
PhD Candidate
University of Virginia
President-Elect & Research Professor
Arizona State University
Assistant Professor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Senior Scientist at PNNL and Non-resident Fellow at Princeton University
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Science Advisor
Enterprise Community Partners
Vice President of Green Communities
University of Lisbon
Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
Deputy Director for Climate Science and Services
United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Engineering Consultant
AECOM Environment
Senior Vice President
Overseas Development Institute
Research Associate
Arizona State University
Associate Professor
Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Project Scientist
Ohio State University

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