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Making Climate Assessments Work Learning from California and Other Subnational Climate Assessments PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP Ben A. Wender (Day 1), K. John Holmes (Day 2), and Elizabeth Zeitler (Day 2), Rapporteurs Planning Committee on Making Climate Assessments Work Board of Energy and Environmental Systems Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON MAKING CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS WORK: LEARNING FROM CALIFORNIA AND OTHER SUBNATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS PAUL A. DECOTIS, West Monroe Partners, LLC, Chair KIT BATTEN,1 Pacific Gas and Electric W. MICHAEL HANEMANN, NAS,2 Arizona State University JENNIFER JURADO, Broward County, Florida JOHN C.WALL, NAE,3 Cummins, Inc. (retired) CATHY WHITLOCK, NAS, Montana State University Staff K. JOHN HOLMES, Board Director/Scholar, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems DAVID ALLEN, Senior Program Officer, Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (until August 31, 2018) MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFIELD, Program Assistant, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems BEN A. WENDER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems 1â Employedat Pacific Gas and Electric at the time of the workshop. 2 Member, National Academy of Sciences. 3 Member, National Academy of Engineering. v
BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS JARED COHON, NAE, Carnegie Mellon University, Chair DAVID ALLEN, NAE, University of Texas, Austin VICKY BAILEY, Anderson Stratton Enterprises W. TERRY BOSTON, NAE, GridLiance GP, LLC, and Grid Protection Alliance WILLIAM BRINKMAN, NAS, Princeton University DEEPAKRAJ DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology MARCIUS EXTAVOUR, XPRIZE NAT GOLDHABER, Claremont Creek Ventures BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University JOANN MILLIKEN, Independent Consultant MARGO OGE, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, EPA (retired) MICHAEL RAMAGE, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (retired) DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston University KELLY SIMS-GALLAGHER, The Fletcher School, Tufts University ALEXANDER SLOCUM, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology JOHN C. WALL, NAE, Cummins, Inc. (retired) ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission Staff K. JOHN HOLMES, Board Director/Scholar BETH DOLAN, Financial Manager MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFIELD, Program Assistant JANKI PATEL, Research Associate BEN A. WENDER, Senior Program Officer ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer vi
Acknowledgment of Reviewers This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspec- tives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceed- ings as sound as possible and to ensure that the proceedings meets institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings: W. Michael Hanemann, NAS,1 Arizona State University, Jennifer Jurado, Broward Country, Katherine Mach, Stanford University, and Melissa Widhalm, Purdue University. Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Michael R. Ladisch, NAE,2 Purdue University. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this proceedings rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the National Academies. 1 Member, National Academy of Sciences. 2 Member, National Academy of Engineering. vii
Contents 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKSHOP 1 2 CALIFORNIAâS CHANGING CLIMATE AND PRECIPITATION PATTERNS 5 AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT 3 HEAT, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND SUSCEPTIBLE COMMUNITIES 12 4 REGIONAL REPORTS AND ENGAGING CALIFORNIAâS REGIONAL CLIMATE COLLABORATIVES 18 5 MOVING FROM ASSESSMENT TO ACTION 26 6 FINDING COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER SUBNATIONAL ASSESSMENTS (PART 1) 34 7 FINDING COMMONALITIES AND DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER SUBNATIONAL ASSESSMENTS (PART 2) 42 8 SUMMARY OF BREAKOUT GROUP DISCUSSIONS 49 9 INITIATING, SUSTAINING, AND EVOLVING CLIMATE ASSESSMENT PROCESSES 51 APPENDIXES A Statement of Task 59 B Workshop Agenda 60 C Planning Committee Members Biographical Information 62 D Workshop Registrants (Online and In-Person) 65 E Acronyms 75 ix