In a collaboration between The Water Channel and IHE Delft Partner, an online seminar on ‘Climate Change and Water Scarcity’ will take place on the 14 February 2018 (11:45 to 12.45 CET).
The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The seminar is free of charge. To participate, please register via the following link. Find below the information about the seminar and guidelines to follow the event.
More information about the online seminars are shown as below:
Speaker: Prof. Eddy Moors, IHE Delft Rector
The latest global risk report of the World Economic Forum again shows extreme weather events, natural disasters and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the top of the global crises as far as impact and likelihood are concerned. This demonstrates the urgent need for action. Effective action requires a thorough understanding of the both the bio-physical as well as of the socio economic system.
This seminar presents an overview on the present knowledge of climate change and related sectors. What is our present situation as far as our mitigation efforts are concerned? What is the impact of climate change on water? On the impact side special focus will be on dry extremes. Research gaps and possible ways forward will be discussed.
About the Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Eddy J. Moors is Rector of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. He also holds the position of professor “Water and Climate” at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Moors started his career at the World Meteorological Organization working in the Africa and the Caribbean. Before coming to Delft, he worked at Wageningen Environmental Research – Alterra of Wageningen UR in the research programmes Climate Adaptive Society and Sustainable Water. Keywords in his work are: water, drought, climate change, adaptation, primary production, green-house gas emissions, stakeholder interaction.
His background in hydrology and climate change research on mitigation and on adaptation topics makes him a key player in the field of integration of mitigation and adaptation challenges. The present focus of his research is on the occurrence of trends and extremes as well as on measures to mitigate these extremes using a systems approach.
He has been coordinator of numerous national and international projects ranging from Europe, Africa, India, Bangladesh, East-Siberia to USA and Brazil. The last ten years his work has concentrated on Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal) as well as North America.
Moors is among others chair of the IGRAC foundation, member of the board of trustees of the Just Digit Foundation, member of the SENSE research school. He is associated editor of the Elsevier journal “Environmental Science and Policy” as well as member of the editorial board of “Climate Services” also of Elsevier.
How to attend?
a) Go to https://goo.gl/BujKaG
b) Click on ‘Enter as Guest’
c) Enter a user name
c) Click on ‘Enter Room’
How to actively participate in this seminar:
You can send your questions to the speaker using the question box at the conference room.
The questions will be selected by the moderator of the event.