A Second Dutch Dialogue with Tampa Bay on Climate Change Adaptation:
Building Resiliency and Sustainability into Infrastructure and Spatial Planning

Wednesday November 18, 2009
8:00 AM to 3 PM
Gibbons Alumni Center
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL




































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*      Workshop objective:

–        To continue a dialogue on knowledge exchange between the Tampa Bay region and the Dutch on approaches to adapt our cities and infrastructure to potential consequences of climate change.


*      Workshop highlights:

–        Infrastructure and spatial planning issues faced by coastal urban areas in the face of climate variability and uncertainty

–        Vulnerability and potential adaptation strategies for energy, water, transportation and emergency management sectors.

–        Presentations representing the international – federal – state – regional – local perspectives, from FHWA/USDOT, FDOT, TECO, Tampa Bay Water, Hillsborough County and USF.

–        Panel discussion between infrastructure managers, planners and audience

–        More…


*      Target audience:

–        Infrastructure managers, urban planners, municipal administrators, local government representatives, university community, members of Tampa Bay community at large


*      Benefits to participants

–        Gain new insight into how the integration of infrastructure management, engineering and planning, land use planning, and hazard planning may help prepare Tampa Bay for potential consequences of climate change


*      For questions related to workshop content, please contact Dr. Daniel Yeh (dhyeh@eng.usf.edu) 813-974-4746.  Please also see http://mbr.eng.usf.edu/florida-holland-water/  for the latest agenda.


*      The event is free but registration is required due to limited seating.  Please RSVP to:


Bessie Skoures

Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue - SOC102

Tampa, FL 33620-8100


813-974-2522 (fax)





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