Water, Climate & Society


  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•10•07    18:30 - 20:30

    Whether through extreme events or sea-level rise, many of the impacts of climate change are delivered by water. The challenges are complex, and the need for science to inform decision-making has never been greater. This lecture, part of the UNU-INWEH Another Drop Seminar Series, hosts leading practitioners in Canada and the US to learn lessons from the frontlines of efforts to respond to climate change. The two lectures are complementary perspectives on the nature of the climate change challenges we face, and the policy options to adapt.


    • Katharine Jacobs will be present a lecture entitled “The Science-Policy Interface: Climate, Adaptation and Decision-making.” Jacobs will draw from a 20-year career in water management and over 10 years working at the intersection of science and decision-making, including three years leading the National Climate Assessment for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
    • Robert Sandford will present a lecture on “Hydro-Climatic Change:The Anthropocene & Its Consequences.” Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. He is also the Director of the Western Watersheds Research Collaborative and an associate of the Centre for Hydrology which is part of the Global Water Institute at the University of Saskatchewan.

    Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please email contact.inweh@unu.edu.

    For more information, see Another Drop Waterweek page on the UNU-INWEH website.

  • McMaster Innovation Park
    175 Longwood Road South, L8P 0A1
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada