A Study in Collaboration: Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)

Stakeholder engagement is an essential element of climate adaptation. The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) has organized as a distributed network of stakeholder groups, bringing together regionally scaled climate projections with the resource managers most concerned about the impacts of climate change. Despite the management challenges of this organizational model, WICCI has had notable success in advancing climate change adaptation in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. This webinar will provide discussion about:

  • Organizing for stakeholder engagement
  • Challenges in managing the climate adaptation dialog
  • Successes in advancing regional adaptation

About the Speaker(s)

Dan Vimont

Dan Vimont

Dan Vimont is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin − Madison, and is the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment. He conducts both fundamental and applied climate research. One focus area of Dan’s research includes assessing regional impacts of climate change; he serves as the co−chair of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council and the WICCI Climate Working Group. The WICCI Climate Working Group, funded by the Upper Midwest / Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative, has recently developed a set of downscaled daily climate projections for the Eastern United States.

David S. Liebl

David S. Liebl

David Liebl is a statewide outreach specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. He is a member of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council, and co-chairs the WICCI Stormwater Working Group. As a Faculty Associate in the UW−Madison College of Engineering, he is working directly with Wisconsin coastal communities to identify climate-related stormwater vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies, with funding from NOAA and Wisconsin Sea Grant.

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