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August 2012 WORKSHOP

Hudson Valley Climate Change Network

Monday, August 13 2012, 1:00 -4:00 pm 

Norrie Point Environmental Center
256 Norrie Point Way, Staatsburg, NY

This meeting included presentations on new climate-related research by Cornell University on 1) municipal officials’ attitudes on climate change and 2) the relationship between watershed land use and flooding during heavy rainfall events and how this information can be used to estimate green infrastructure needs to offset potential increased rainfall from climate change.  See the agenda below for abstracts of the talks. The presentations can be downloaded below.

Representatives of the regional sustainability planning programs in the Hudson Valley http://www.engagemidhudson.com/    and the Capital District http://sustainablecapitalregion.org/ explained these programs and the process to complete the plans.  The plans are the first stage of Governor Cuomo’s Cleaner Greener Communities Program, with implementation grants as the next stage.

Members of the audience gave updates on their programs. Besides those listed in the agenda, updates were given on Hudson River Estuary climate change initiative and biodiversity initiative and New York State Public Service  new website: unwasteNY.org.

The Hudson Valley Climate Change Network is collaboration between the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, The Nature Conservancy and NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program.

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August 2012 Workshop Flyer

August 2012 Workshop Agenda

Hudson Valley Municipal Official Views on Climate Change – Allred, Chatrchyan & Mullen

Effect of Land Use on Runoff Volume in Small Hudosn Valley Watersheds under a Changing Climate – DeGaetano

Capital Region Sustainability Plan – Vincent

 

For more information on future events, contact: Emilie Hauser, HRNERR eehauser@gw.dec.state.ny.us or Ellen Weiss, The Nature Conservancy, eweiss@tnc.org.

 

 

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System