Climate Resilience Workshop

Tuesday, August 11, 9:30-11:30am via Zoom


As part of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitment signed by President Watkins in April 2019, the University of Utah is tasked with assessing and improving institutional and community resilience to the impacts of climate change. The first step in this process will be to identify climate-related vulnerabilities and strengths, followed by brainstorming potential strategies for increasing resilience. This virtual Climate Resilience Workshop invites participants from across the university to contribute their expertise and ideas to the process.

Workshop Goals

  • Define climate-related vulnerabilities and hazards predicted to impact the university and surrounding community
  • Identify current strengths and indicators of resilience
  • Outline opportunities for the university to reduce climate-related risks and build resilience

Workshop Agenda

9:30 – 9:45        Opening remarks and overview of workshop goals
9:45 – 10:45      Breakout workgroups
10:45 – 11:15    Breakout reports
11:15 – 11:30    Wrap up and next steps

Breakout Workgroup Categories

  1. Social equity and governance  
  2. Health and wellness
  3. Ecosystem services
  4. Infrastructure 
  5. Economics

Register online at Registration closes August 5. For questions related to this workshop, please contact To learn more about other university actions related to the climate commitment, visit the Sustainability Office’s Climate Commitment page.