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Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners: Climate Change and Resilience Symposium

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners (CHRP) will hold a Climate Change and Resilience Symposium on Friday, April 20, from 12:15-5 p.m. in the UNC Genome Science Building, room GS200. This marks CHRP’s second annual resilience conference, with some a new addition: This year, CHRP is joining forces with the Carolina Climate Change Scientists, merging with their 5th Annual UNC Climate Change Symposium.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan White, Executive Director of North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina Space Grant and UNC Water Resources Research Institute. Our two expert panels, “Climate Change Communication” and “Rural Disaster Recovery and Hurricane Matthew,” will bring together leading practitioners, researchers, local government representatives and community organizers for rich discussion about climate change, hazards and resilience in 2018.

The Symposium will also include a Student Research Poster Session to showcase climate change and resilience-related research. Students (grad/undergrad), postdocs, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to submit a poster. Cash prizes of $400, $200 and $200 will be awarded to the top student (grad/undergrad) posters. To participate, please register your poster through this form by Friday, April 13, 2018. For questions about the poster session, please contact Dr. Diego Riveros-Iregui at

Free food will be provided.


12:15 – 1:15, GS 200: Keynote, Susan White, Executive Director for North Carolina Sea Grant, the Water Resources Research Institute for UNC-CH, and North Carolina Space Grant.


1:30 – 2:45, GS 200: Panel 1: Climate Change Communication

Dr. John Bruno, Professor, UNC Department of Biology

Dr. Linda Rimer, Liaison for State & Community Resilience for the US EPA

Dr. David Salvesen, Director of the Sustainable Triangle Field Site, UNC Institute for the Environment

Dr. Ashley Ward, Climate Integration and Outreach Associate for Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA); UNC Department of Geography


2:45 – 3:45, GS Lobby: Student Poster Session

Current undergrads, grad student, postdocs and faculty doing research on climate change and/or hazards and resilience will be available to discuss and answer questions about their research. Best graduate, undergraduate, and overall posters will be selected by judges and will awarded cash prizes. Posters will be displayed in the GS Lobby throughout the day. Light snacks from Med Deli will be provided.


3:45 – 5:00, GS 010: Panel 2: Rural Disaster Recovery and Hurricane Matthew

Dr. Larry Engel, Professor, UNC Department of Epidemiology

Chuck Flink, NC State University, Executive in Residence and Professor of the Practice in Landscape Architecture / Alta Planning + Design / Greenways Inc.

Linda Joyner, Mayor Pro Tem of Princeville, NC

Naeema Muhammad, Organizing Co-Director of North Carolina Environmental Justice Network


A happy hour at West End Wine Bar on Franklin Street will follow from 5:30-7 p.m. West End will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, which supports recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

The Climate Change and Resilience Symposium is a collaboration between Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners (CHRP) and Carolina Climate Change Scientists, with the support of the Institute for the Environment, Carolina Seminars Program, and the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.

For questions about the Symposium, please contact co-organizers:

Christian Kamrath,

Margaret Keener,

Jessie Straub,

Dr. Jason West,


April 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners


UNC Genome Sciences Building