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Water is interwoven through every aspect of human activity, and is linked to a range of climate change impacts – droughts, intense rainstorms, floods, and sea level rise. A warmer world will bring increasing ecological, social, and economic challenges. What are the solutions? The University of Arizona, with a long history of excellence in water-related research and policy, is helping to build water-related resilience at multiple scales.
As conveners of conversations and leaders in finding innovative and collaborative solutions to the world’s most pressing water issues, the Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR), the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, and the Water Resources Research Center are excited to host Water Solutions for Our Warmer World, a six-part public webinar series. We invite the community to engage with us in exploring regional water-related challenges and solutions.
This series is dedicated to the memory of Regents Professor Jim Shuttleworth, 1945-2020.
Get registration information for each episode and learn more here: https://environment.arizona.edu/water-series-2021.
Moderated by Kathy Jacobs, Director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions
How should we define water sustainability in an era of climate change, and shifts in socio-economic conditions and community priorities? What does water sustainability look like in the Colorado River basin? What are the paths forward to more inclusive solutions?
Moderated by Toni Massaro, Interim Director of the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice
How has COVID-19 exacerbated water challenges in Indian country? What are the challenges Tribes are experiencing? How are solutions and partnerships addressing these challenges?
Moderated by Andrea K. Gerlak, Professor in the School of Geography, Development & Environment
How is adaptation unfolding in the water sector? What is the role of knowledge, governance and equity in adaptation? How can adaptation activities be scaled up to address the challenges ahead?
What infrastructure solutions can work at multiple scales? What research, processes and solutions are needed to enhance resilience? What is the role of green infrastructure?
How does climate change intersect with biodiversity in the Southwest US? What lessons can be learned about the intersections of social and ecological systems? What are the solutions for riparian and water-dependent ecosystems?
What is the role of technology and innovation in solving water problems? Are there new approaches to connecting science and decision-making that can help with Colorado River issues? Can technology provide solutions to environmental health and justice issues?
Get registration information for each episode and learn more here!