March Lady Slipper Speaker Series: Creating a Climate Resilience Plan for our Future

Date of this event: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
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Date: Tuesday, March 21st            Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location: Brevard College, Brevard NC: McLarty-Goodson 125

This month’s Lady Slipper Speaker Series features Dave Michelson and William Clark of the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) at the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA). Together they will be presenting on how digital tools can help environmentalists plan for the future. The talk will discuss how NEMAC’s mission has evolved toward taking action in local communities and what tools NEMAC uses to accomplish this mission.

Dave has been working in the Geospatial industry for 20+ years across many disciplines.   Currently, he serves as an Applied Research Software Designer at UNC Asheville’s NEMAC where he works to architect software that accomplishes the goals of NEMAC’s partners.

He is also a big proponent of using open source software. The ethos matches his core beliefs of openness, transparency, and freedom. In his free time, Dave enjoys all of the incredible outdoor activities that surround WNC with his wife, two kids, and a very large happy wiggling golden retriever.

William is a senior Atmospheric Science Major at UNCA and a Web Developer Intern at NEMAC. After graduating he plans to research the economic impacts that weather and climate can have on the global economy, specifically, in the context of the insurance and utility sectors. In his free time, he enjoys writing codes, watching movies and being outside.

The two speakers will highlight how NEMAC has partnered with our local community on climate resilience and sustainability issues for over 10 years. Their talk will focus on their work creating the Climate Resilience Toolkit and how this toolkit is being used to develop a Climate Resilience Plan for the city of Asheville.  

Where do we need to be moving forward? Join us for this talk to find out! 

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