Workshop participants at Hella, Iceland, 6 June 2010.
Mr. Steven L. Stockton, Director of Civil Works, and the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, PhD, at Hella, Iceland on 6 June 2010.
ALEXANDRIA, VA – October 26, 2010. IWR's Dr. Kate White attended a NATO Advanced Research Workshop with the topic of "Climate Change: Global Change and Local Adaptation." The June 6-9, 2010 workshop in Hella, Iceland, was hosted by Drs. Igor Linkov and Todd Bridges of the USACE U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir of the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. Mr. Steven L. Stockton, Director of Civil Works, presented a keynote address on "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Collaborative Approach to 21st Century Challenges Posed by Global Change." He also was the lead author (with Dr. White) on a chapter of the same title to be included in a volume of the workshop proceedings. The workshop, attended by 60 scientists, engineers, and policy makers from 14 different nations, included three breakout sessions focusing on coastal adaptation, inland systems, and national security issues.
IWR staff also helped to develop another chapter to be included in the proceedings, titled "US Army Corps of Engineers Approach to Climate Change Adaptation." This chapter was authored by Mr. James C. Dalton, PE (Chief, Engineering and Construction); Mr. Theodore A. Brown, PE (Chief, Planning and Policy); Mr. Robert A. Pietrowsky (Director, Institute for Water Resources); IWR staff Dr. White, Dr. J. Rolf Olsen, Dr. Jeffrey R. Arnold, and Dr. Jason P. Giovannettone; and Dr. Levi Brekke and Dr. Dave Raff from the US Bureau of Reclamation. Dr. White presented a talk and two posters on the topic of climate change adaptation and related decision making. She is also assisting with a journal paper presenting the results of one of the breakout groups, with the working title "Adaptation of Inland Systems to Climate Change: Integrating Physical, Social, and Engineering Disciplines."