ST. PAUL (AP) -- Some communities in Minnesota are already making efforts to adapt to climate change through moves designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

The Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota is holding a conference Thursday to foster a discussion among government officials, academics and others.

Participants will brainstorm ways the state can adapt to climate change, including the creation of a greater capacity for stormwater and cooling zones for heat waves.

Experts have noted increased temperatures and more frequent big rain events in Minnesota.

Climate scientists expect those trends to continue.

Some cities are addressing changes in rainfall by using precipitation data to ensure roads and stormwater systems are prepared to handle heavier rainfall.

Some forest managers are looking into tree species that are more resilient to climate changes.