Climate Change: High Water Impacts and Adaptation

David S. Liebl and Kenneth W. Potter
Created: 5/10/2010 -

Abstract

Presentation to the WICCI Green Bay working group, May 11, 2010.

Overvview of Topics Covered:

  • What the historical record tells us
  • Future scenarios of precipitation¬†
  • High water impacts
  • Adaptation strategies

 

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Organization(s)

Global climate models indicate that climate change will have significant impacts on mid-latitude regions such as the Upper Midwest, but little is known about specific effects on Wisconsin's environment, economy, and human health, or how to address potential threats or opportunities. Effective responses will require the best available science and meaningful participation of public and private stakeholders.

Keywords

Scale
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Flooding
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public health risks
Snowpack
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Region
Midwest