A Practitioner-led Workshop to Advance Resilience to Sea Level Rise: Leading Practices and Current Challenges

Feb 14th, 2022 - Feb 24th, 2022
Virtual Workshop

Due to its global nature, this workshop was held twice, to welcome participants across time zones:
Workshop A: February 14, 15, 16, 2022 from 15:00 – 17:30 UTC
Workshop B: February 22, 23, 24, 2022 from 00:30 – 03:00 UTC

This workshop was the first of its kind, providing a forum to build connections among the international community of adaptation professionals planning for sea level rise. The group identified through peer-learning:
•  Shared challenges in applying climate change science in decision-making,
•  Leading practices in planning for resilience amidst uncertainty, and
•  Recommendations for communicating challenges and building buy-in with stakeholders.

Funding Partners

Workshop Outcomes

  • 2022 Workshop Report: Advancing Resilience to Sea Level Rise: Leading Practices and Current Challenges
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Expand to see available videos and presentations
Day 1February 14, 2022

2:20 pm Session #1 Lightning Talks: Science – Shared challenges in applying climate change science in decision-making

2:55 pm Breakout #1: Understanding and Translating Sea Level Science for Resilience Planning: What’s working, what could work better?


Kwasi Appeaning Addo

University of Ghana
starEvent Co-Organizer

Ray Boyle

University of California, Berkeley
starEvent Co-Organizer

Lara Clarke

GNS Science
starEvent Co-Organizer

Miguel Esteban

Waseda University
starEvent Co-Organizer

David Hanslow

New South Wales
Senior Team Leader
starEvent Co-Organizer

Jochen Hinkel

Global Climate Forum
Senior researcher
starEvent Co-Organizer

Hilary Lohmann

United States Virgin Islands
starEvent Co-Organizer

Robert Nicholls

University of East Anglia
starEvent Co-Organizer

Munsur Rahman

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
starEvent Co-Organizer

Gordon Smith

Government of Nova Scotia
Director of Planning
starEvent Co-Organizer

David Behar

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Climate Program Director
starEvent Co-Chair

Daniella Hirschfeld

Utah State University
Assistant Professor
starEvent Co-Chair


The University of Tokyo
Bell Adapt Ltd
Managing Director
Bermudez Arquitectos
Landscape Architect
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Principal Engineer
King County, Washington
Climate Preparedness Program Manager
Bangladesh Water Development Board
Superintending Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Technical Services Program Manager
New Zealand Climate Change Commission
Senior Analyst
Environment Agency, England
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Advisor
International Federation of Landscape Architects
Chair, Professional Practice and Policy Committee
South African Government
Environmental Officer: Coastal Management
Utah State University
City of Cape Town
Head: Coastal Policy Development and Management Programmes
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Individual Contractor; Visiting Researcher
CLIMAtlantic Inc.
Lead Data and User Needs
Dublin City Council
Climate Action Coordinator
EcoMD Services / CNMI-OPD / Maui County Planning
Environmental Planner / Lead Planner / Coastal Shoreline Planner
City of Copenhagen
Senior Adviser
Damara WA
Lake Macquarie City Council
Senior City Resilience Officer
HHNK (regional water authority)
Policy Researcher
National Energy Secretariat of Panama
Director of Electricity
The University of Tokyo
Department of Environment Water Land & Planning
Miami-Dade County
Resilience Program Manager, Adaptation
Matrouh University
Dr of Physical geography
Public Utilities Board, Singapore
Senior Assistant Director
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
Assistant Director for Resilience Science & Technology
Manila Observatory
Head of Resilience Collaboratory
Broward County
Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience
University of Newcastle, Australia
Associate Professor
National Environment Agency
Program Manager
Ministry of Mines and Energy
Public Utilities Board, Singapore
National Energy Secretariat of Panama
Deputy National Energy Secretary of Panama
Ministry of Infrastructure an Water Management
Principal Advisor Coastal Flood Risk Management
Ebbwater Consulting Inc.
Birmingham City University
Dr. Rasha Sayed
Senior principal research scientist/research group leader
Senior principal research scientist/research group leader
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Senior Specialist Scientist
Municipality of Tubigon, Bohol
Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator / Internal Auditor
Nippon Koei
Assistant Manager/Marine Civil Engineer
Public Utilities Board, Singapore
Senior engineer
Province of Prince Edward Island
Senior Climate Change Adaptation Policy Advisor
University of Canberra
Professor Urban and Regional Planning
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Director of Climate Change
City of Surrey
Sr Project Engineer
Halifax Regional Municipality
Climate Change Adaptation Specialist
Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
Deputy Director for Climate Science and Services
Otago Regional Council
Manager Natural Hazards
Torres Strait Regional Authority
Project Manager Climate and Coastal
Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)
Climate Services and Assessment Fellow
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Senior Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation
Vice President
Public Utilities Board, Singapore
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Landscape architect/PhD candidate
Department of Planning Lands and Heritage
Director, Policy
Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)
Environmental Scientist Specialist
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)
Vice President/ Associate Professor
Public Utilities Board, Singapore
Deputy Director
Department for Environment and Water
Manager, Coast and Marine
Moffatt & Nichol
Principal Coastal Engineer/Vice President
Northern Center for Planning and Investigation of Marine Resources – Environment
Head of Marine Planning Branch
The University of Tokyo
1) Visiting Researcher; 2) Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Specialist
US Army Corps of Engineers
Acting Lead, Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Senior Researcher
Salients Pty Ltd
Tasman District Council
Senior Policy Planner
Victorian State Government
Project Manager | Victoria’s Resilient Coast – Adapting for 2100+

The attendee list and participant profiles are regularly updated. For information on participant affiliation at the time of workshop, please refer to the historical roster. If you are aware of updates needed to participant or workshop records, please notify AGCI’s workshops team.