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Integrated Content EDITOR IN CHIEF, GEOWORLD, GEOPLACE.COM AND GEOREPORT Todd Danielson, L. Scott Tillett CHIEF NEWS CORRESPONDENT GeoTec Event CONFERENCE PROGRAM MANAGER Todd Danielson, Contributing Editors Peter Batty, Joseph K. Berry, Ron Bisio, Mark Dolezel, Ron Lake, Janet Jackson, Mark Reichardt, Erik Shepard, Daniel Sui, Nigel Waters, Patrick Wong Editorial Advisory Board Dan Adams TOMTOM Peter Batty UBISENSE Tim Case AUTODESK INC. Jack Dangermond ESRI Charles H. Drinnan EWAM ASSOCIATES Connie Gurchiek TRANSCEND SPATIAL SOLUTIONS William Holland REDGIANT ANALYTICS INC. Anup Jindal RMSI Roy Kolstad NAVTEQ Ron Lake GALDOS SYSTEMS David Linden SAIC Xavier Lopez ORACLE CORP. Dale Lutz SAFE SOFTWARE Carey Mann BENTLEY SYSTEMS INC. Carl Reed OPEN GEOSPATIAL CONSORTIUM INC. Walter S. Scott DIGITALGLOBE David Sonnen IDC Mladen Stojic ERDAS INC. Steve Woolven APPLANIX CORP. Production Mary Jo Tomei, ART DIRECTOR Kathleen Sage, PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Advertising WORLDWIDE ADVERTISING ACCOUNTS MANAGER FROM THE ARCHIVES GeoWorld magazine has built a reputation as a trusted source of information with consistently forward-looking and authoritative content. We were the first publication to address the needs of the GIS user community, and we have enjoyed much success as the industry "found its footing" and expanded into a wide range of disciplines. We feel lucky to have served a dedicated readership for more than two decades. The content of each GeoWorld issue has been posted online at since 1996. This rich resource provides perspective on technology development and clear relevance to the challenges faced today. To highlight some of the informational resources available, each issue will feature archived stories relating to that issue's cover story. Simply click on "Articles & Archives" at the top of the menu bar on, and type in a few of the key words from the following list to find the full article on our site. BY CHARLENE NIELSEN Open Tools 1030 W. Higgins Road, Suite 230 Park Ridge, IL 60068 July 2012 Conservation, Computation, Cooperation: Achieving Efficient Spatial Analysis for Ecologists CONSERVATION, COMPUTATION, COOPERATION Achieving Efficient Spatial Analysis for Ecologists By Charlene Nielsen January 2012 Climate-Change Adaptation Planning: Reducing Uncertainty via Integrated Airborne Remote Sensing By Taylor Davis and Chris Jensen July 2011 Where Man Meets Wildlife: Geotechnology Helps Both Coexist in Arizona 26 G E O W O R L D / J U L Y 2 O 1 2 (26-29) ecology feature GEO0712tddn.indd 26 7/18/2012 10:04:00 PM BY TAYLOR DAVIS AND CHRIS JENSEN Airborne Technology Vol. 26, No. 7 Climate-Change Adaptation Planning Reducing Uncertainty via Integrated Airborne Remote Sensing Ad-ap-ta-tion (noun) 2: adjustment to environmental conditions: as B: modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment. - T he rain was still falling when it started getting dark on Dec. 11, 2010. It had rained during the day, and continued raining throughout the night, increasing in intensity, and on the morning of Dec. 12, 2010, a raging torrent of water surged through Bowker Creek—almost surcharging the creek's capacity in several areas (see Figure 1). A typical hydraulic engineering-design criterion for a major drainage system is to have safe conveyance of floodwaters for a "1 in 100-year" storm event. The December 2010 storm lasted approximately 24 hours By Julie Mikolajczyk 22 G E O W O R L D / J A N U A R Y 2 O 1 2 and had an average intensity of 3.1 millimeters/hour. Based on this storm's intensity and duration, it would be characterized locally as having a 10-year return frequency (i.e., a storm lasting for 24 hours with that intensity is likely to happen once every decade in the region). If a "1 in 10-year event" almost surcharges the creek's capacity, there's a potential problem. Furthermore, the 1 in 10-year event is characterized as such from historical climate data. According to local climate-change precipitation models created at the University of Victoria's Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, there likely will be a 5-15 percent increase in the area's precipitation. This increase in precipitation is projected to increase flood volumes in Bowker Creek by 29 percent. Such a projected increase in flood volume means that flooding events are inevitable; in fact, they already occur. In 1999, residents on the lower reach of Bowker Creek in the District of Oak Bay sustained floodassociated damages to their homes. One resident described the event: "The flow that happened this year literally burst our doors open. We couldn't hold it back. It was a tsunami." 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