A One Day Workshop to Explore Washington State Coastal Hazards and Sea Level Rise
Thursday November 8, 2012, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main Street
Montesano, WA 98563

Draft Agenda


Arrivals and Registration (Coffee and pastries provided)


Welcome and Introductions


The Science of Sea Level Rise and Projections for Washington’s Coast

  • Dr. Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute


What is Happening at the State Level to Address Sea Level Rise?

  • Washington’s Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy, Joanna Ekrem, Department of Ecology
  • Sandy Salisbury, Washington State Department of Transportation


What Tools are Available to Evaluate Risk and Vulnerability?

  • Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (tentative)
  • Risk Map Discovery / HAZUS, Kelly Stone, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Vulnerability and Resilience of Coastal Estuaries and Community Infrastructure to Sea Level Rise, Julie Morse, The Nature Conservancy


Lunch (provided) and Tools Café

  • Tools Café participants include EPA, USGS, ACOE, CIG, FEMA, TNC, Sea Grant, Ecology
  • Please notify us if you would be interested in displaying your local work on sea level rise


What Can We Learn from Local and Tribal Case Studies?

  • Andy Haub, City of Olympia
  • Mark Buscher, King County Wastewater Treatment Division


Small Group Discussion – What would help you incorporate sea level rise into planning and policies?


What are the next steps?


Workshop Ends