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Conference on “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in the WIO region:
Solutions to the Crisis”
Grand Baie, Mauritius, 21-23 March 2011

Oral presentations


Session A: Evidence and Impacts of climate change (Room: IRIS)

Time

Presentations

16:00 - 16:20

BYTHELL, J. - Emergence of coral diseases and links to climate change

16:20 - 16:40

SCHLEYER, M.H. & MONTOYA-MAYA,  P. - The Effects of Climate Change on High Latitude Coral Reefs: South African Studies

16:40 - 17:00 

OLIVER, T.A. ARRIGO, K.R.  & PALUMBI, S.R.  - Physiologically distinct coral symbionts show correlations to long-term environmental conditions, not bleaching history

17:00 - 17:20

THERON, A., ROSSOUW, M., BARWELL, L. & MAHERRY, A.  - Adaptation Measures and Coastal Protection Options in Response to Climate Change Impacts in the Coastal Zone of the Southern WIO Region

17:20 - 17:40 

MATHER, A.  - Sea level rise and coastal erosion adaptation: Coastal Development Set back lines


Session B: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies (Room: ORCHID)

Time

Presentations

16:00 - 16:20

RALISON, H.O., CLAUSEN, A.  & RAKOTONDRAZAFY, H.- Mangrove vulnerability assessment to climate change in Western Madagascar

16:20 - 16:40

RUBENS, J., WAGNER, G., OBURA, D. & MACHANO, H.  - Climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation in mangrove and associated coral reef ecosystems in the Rufiji Delta, Mafia and Kilwa in Tanzania

16:40 - 17:00 

MAHENGE, J., MKAMA, W., DAFFA, J., MEENA, H., LUGENJA, M., TOBEY, J., TORREL, E.& ROBADUE, D. - Vulnerability Assessment and Enabling Coastal Communities to Adapt to Climate Change Impacts in Selected Villages of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania

17:00 - 17:20

WESTERMAN, K. HARRIS, A. & OLESON, K. - The effectiveness and replicability of coastal community-based climate mitigation and adaptation strategies in Madagascar

17:20 - 17:40 

SINANE, K., DAVID, G., PENNOBER, G., TROADEC, R. & LAGABRIELLE, E. - Adaptation strategies to sea level rise in islands: Another brick in the wall?


Session C: Governance response to Climate change (Room: FRANGIPANI)

Time

Presentations

16:00 - 16:20

 GRAY, M, & LALLJEE,  B. - Policies for a Changing Climate in Mauritius

16:20 - 16:40

RAMASIARISOA, P.L. - Climate Change Governance in Madagascar

16:40 - 17:00 

GELAND, C. - Climate Change Governance

17:00 - 17:20

FAIRHURST, L. - Sub-Saharan African Cities: A Five City Network to Pioneer Climate Adaptation through Participatory Research and Local Action

17:20 - 17:40 

BOSIRE, J.O., KAIRO, J.G., KIRUI, B., UKU, J., OKEMWA, G., OCHIEWO, J. & MAINA, J.  - Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation: A case study of East Africa


Session D: Climate science, planning, monitoring, and early warning (Room: JASMIN)

Time

Presentations

16:00 - 16:20

 RAWAT, A., BUARQUE, S.R., BADAL, R. & CARNUS, F.  - Database of Physical Oceanographic Parameters for the South Western Indian Ocean

16:20 - 16:40

CORBELLA, S. & STRETCH, D.  - Potentially Climate Change Induced Trends in Durban’s Wave Climate and Beach Profiles 

16:40 - 17:00 

OBURA, D. & MACHARIA, D. - Adapting to climate variability and climate change – building resilience through prediction and pre-emption

17:00 - 17:20

KITHIIA, J. & DOWLING, R.  - An integrated city-level planning process to address the impacts of climate change in Kenya: The case of Mombasa

17:20 - 17:40 

TANGAWAMIRA, Z., LANSHAMMAR, F. & ODENDAAL, F,  - Communities and Climate Change in coastal areas – DLIST as an information sharing platform


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