Past Event: Climate Change & Extreme Precipitation in Puget Sound Spring Workshop

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative hosted an inaugural workshop at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This convening provided an opportunity to connect with a broad network of experts and leaders as they discussed the regional and local needs and opportunities related to climate change, extreme precipitation, and stormwater management.

The event was open to staff from federal, state, and local agencies; sovereign tribal nations; non-governmental organizations; academia; and the private sector.


Event Agenda

Observed Changes in Extreme Precipitation
James Rufo-Hill, Climate Adaptation Specialist, Seattle Public Utilities

Slides from James Rufo-Hill’s plenary presentation on observed changes in extreme precipitation.

Projected Changes in Extreme Precipitation
Guillaume Mauger, Research Scientist, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

Slides from Guillaume Mauger’s plenary presentation on projected changes in extreme precipitation.

Related Resources

‘Extreme’ rainstorms becoming more common in Seattle, says city meteorologist
Article published in The Seattle Times, February 3, 2018

Seattle Thinks It Knows Rain. Climate Change Begs to Differ.
Article published in City Lab, April 6, 2018

Climate Robust Culvert Design: Probabilistic Estimates of Fish Passage Impediments
An online culvert-design tool developed by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group to allow engineers, managers, regulators, and other interested parties to explore the impacts of climate change on fish passage.

How will heavy rains change in western Washington?
A data visualization tool developed by the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group that allows users to browse changes in precipitation for two new regional climate model simulations.

Intensity Duration Frequency Curves and Trends for the City of Seattle: Technical Memorandum
A Seattle Public Utilities assessment of observed precipitation intensity thresholds.