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Adapting to Climate Change: The Water Challenge

2010-10-11

The Climate Challenge: Revitalizing the Debate

Co-hosted by the Columbia Climate Center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York

Adapting to Climate Change: The Water Challenge

According to leading scientists, climate change will hit us first through water. Some places will become wetter with heavier rainfall, rising sea levels and flooding, while others will experience more severe and more frequent droughts. Supplies of clean drinking water and water management are already essential to development in the developing world. Consideration of projected shifts in water availability, including the uncertainty of these projections, is central to developing climate adaptation technologies. These must extend beyond scientific research to include socioeconomic models that allow for regulatory and climate adaptation approaches.

Moderator: Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific American

Panelists
Paul Block, Associate Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Anders Bækgaard, Executive Director and CEO, VCS Denmark
Henrik Larsen, Head of Water Policy, DHI Group
Shama Perveen, Research Scientist, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University
Shiv Someshwar, Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

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