Technical Tools and Resources for Preparing for Climate Change. Lara Whitely Binder Climate Impacts Group University of Washington Laura Wharton Supervisor of Comprehensive Planning King County, Washington March 18, 2009 Coastal Training Program, “Planning for Climate Change”.
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Lara Whitely Binder
Climate Impacts Group
University of Washington
Supervisor of Comprehensive Planning
King County, Washington
March 18, 2009
Coastal Training Program, “Planning for Climate Change”
Climate Science in the Public Interest
Includes links for:
WACCIA Data Archives Washington State
Climate Data Washington State
Temperature and precipitation data for
For each time period, data are available for:
All but monthly and daily data currently available at: http://cses.washington.edu/cig/fpt/ccscenarios.shtml
Upper Columbia River Basin
Yakima River Basin
Kootenai River Basin
Salmon River Basin
Mainstem Columbia River Basin
Willamette River Basin
Snake River Basin
Another sector-specific example… locationSummer Streamflow Temp Data
Weekly average summer (Jun-Sept) streamflow temperature data available for 133 stations (see dots) around the state
(a) Information gathering – how will climate change affect my community/region? (an ongoing part of the process)
The Basic Planning Process
(b) Make the commitment to prepare for climate change
(c) Assemble your planning “team” and bring them up to speed
(d) Determine priorities for planning (vulnerability assessment)
(e) Develop and implement your adaptation “plan”
(f) Periodically revisit your adaptation plan for needed adjustments – how has the science, your community changed?
Key Points: Vulnerability Assessment my community/region?
Key Points: Vulnerability Assessment cont’d my community/region?
What Does Adaptive Planning Involve? my community/region?Building Capacity and Delivering Action
Building Adaptive Capacity
Delivering Adaptive Actions
Examples of Building Adaptive Capacity my community/region?
Examples of Delivering Adaptation Actions my community/region?