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Session #1: Welcoming remarks and introduction to the objectives of the Workshop

  • Motivation and Goals of the Workshop: Ron Stewart

Session #2: Overview Presentations

  • Opportunities and Challenges of the International Disaster Reduction: Gordon McBean
  • Changes in Weather and Climate Extremes and Their Causes: Francis Zwiers for Xuebin Zhang
  • Overview of phenomenological approaches to the study of Extremes: Ron Stewart

Session #3: The Impacts of Extremes on socio-economic sectors

  • The Impacts Of Extremes On Socioeconomic Sectors: An Agricultural Perspective: Harvey Hill
  • Storm Warning:The Public Policy Implications of the Loss of Hydro-Climatic Stationarity: Bob Sandford
  • Water Rights Licensing In Times of Scarcity:Rob Matthews
  • Effects of Extreme Wind Storms on Residential Structures: Gregory Kopp
  • Drought Impact Collection: Activities at the National Drought Mitigation Center: Mark D Svoboda

Session #4: Policy Issues

  • Economic Cost of Extreme Events: Some Issues: Suren Kulshreshtha
  • Red Earth First Nation: Flood Preparedness: Zachery Whitecap

Session #5: The Science of Extremes

  • High resolution modeling of physical and ecological processes in diverse landscapes: Jim Byrne
  • Detection and attribution of changes in extremes – current approaches: Francis Zwiers
  • Storm tracks activities over the Hudson Bay area and links with surface extremes: past and future changes: Philippe Gachon
  • The role of explosive cyclogenesis in the northeastern Pacific, and its attendant latent heating, in producing a Beaufort coastal storm surge: John Gyakum
  • Is the SPI gamma function consistent in time and space for calculating extreme values of precipitation across Canada?: Aston Chipanshi
  • The Association between Canadian Climatic Extremes and Interannual and Interdecadal Oscillations: Amir Shabbar
  • Changing summer climate on the Prairies: From droughts to floods- An assessment of the causes and consequences since 1990: Ray Garnett
  • Drought Research Initiative (DRI) Summary of the 1999-2005 Drought: John Hanesiak
  • Characterizing the Surface Features of Canadian Prairie Droughts: Barrie Bonsal
  • Towards A Better Understanding and Improved Predictions of Hydroclimate Extremes in the Canadian Prairies: Kit Szeto
  • Real-Time Soil Moisture Estimation in Western Canada: Needs and Issues: Paul Bullock
  • Hazardous Winter Precipitation Events: William Henson
  • Floods in BC: Stephen Dery
  • Investigation of the 2006 Drought and 2007 Flood Extremes at the SGP Through an Integrative Analysis of Observations: Xiquan Dong
  • Prediction of Forest Fire Severity from Large-Scale Climate Patterns: Amir Shabbar
  • Exceptional cloud-to-ground lightning during a season of extreme wildfire activity in Yukon, Canada: Bob Kochtubajda
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Using In-situ Data to Address Extremes: Steve Williams
  • Application of Remotely Sensed Precipitation Data in Monitoring and Analysis of Extremes: Challenges and Opportunities: Amir AghaKouchak

Session #6: Extremes including their trends by region

  • Activities related to extremes: Francis Zwiers
  • Atmospheric Hazards in Prairie and Northern Region: Bob Kochtubajda
  • The Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit: Hank Venema
  • A preliminary analysis of hydrological extremes in the Fraser River Basin: Stephen Dery
  • Extreme Events in a changing climate: Central Canada: Jim Bruce
  • U.S. Climate Extreme Trends: 2011: Mark Svoboda
  • Storms and Weather Extremes in the Arctic: John Hanesiak

Session #7: Breakout groups

  • NSERC: Strategy for Partnerships and Innovation: Frank Nolan
  • Breakout Groups: Ron Stewart

Session #8: Current Activities related to Extremes

  • World Climate Research Program: Extremes: Ron Stewart
  • U.S. Climate Extreme Monitoring Activities (a non-exhaustive effort!): Mark D Svoboda
  • NASA NEWS Extreme Working Group: Xiquan Dong
  • IISD Research on Extremes: Matt McCandless
  • The Global Water System Project (GWSP) and Extremes: Rick Lawford
  • WeatherFarm: Monitoring Extreme Weather Events: Guy Ash
  • Contributions of GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) to monitoring global extremes: Rick Lawford
  • DRI Data Services: Phillip Harder
  • Overview of NCAR Data Services: Steve Williams
  • Collaborative activities between EC and other Quebec organizations: key projects on extremes and hazards: Philippe Gachon
  • Preparing Agriculture for Climate Extremes: Harvey Hill
  • The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division: Facilitating Coordinated, Targeted and Sustained Adaptation: Brian Horton
  • EC Adaptation and Impacts Research: Grace Koshida
  • Manitoba Water Stewardship’s Current Activities Related to Extremes: Bob Harrison
  • Manitoba-Wisconsin Climate Workshop Series and Manitoba Climate Modelling Initiative: Avery Jodoin
  • An Introduction to the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS): Stephen Dery
  • Prairie Regional Adaptation Collaborative (PRAC): Ramon Sales

Sesion 9: Wrap-up

  • Closing Session: Ron Stewart