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Changing Climate and Water Management: A Perspective on Science and Implementation for Adaptation - Sept. 29 at NYU Wagner

September 25, 2009
n-46, 2009-10

NYU Wagner welcomes Upmanu Lall — Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Columbia University; Director, Columbia Water Center; Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate & Society at Columbia University - for a compelling discussion of climate change on Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

The event, free and open to the public, begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, located in The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), New York, N.Y.

Changing climate poses significant risks to societies. Many of these risks are manifest through changes in the space and time availability of fresh water of suitable quality, and through changes in the incidence and severity of floods. It is through such changes that stresses in agriculture, disease incidence, ecological health, and energy supply and demand, and hence in the economics of many communities are felt, especially in developing countries. While anthropogenic climate change is the current concern, structured low frequency climate variability, i.e., persistent multi-year or decadal fluctuations in climate, poses a very similar challenge that societies need to adapt to.

In this talk - the first of three NYU Wagner forums in the coming months on issues of climate change and water management - Upmanu Lall will provide examples of how an integrated approach to assessing and managing risks in water systems in a changing environment can be developed. This approach provides a core strategy for adaptation to a changing climate.

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About NYU Wagner
Established in 1938, the top-ranked Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of: MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management & Policy; MPA in Health Policy & Management; Master of Urban Planning; Executive MPA; and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration.

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