Climate Scientist Brad Udall to Speak at Executive Briefing
With the warmest year on record just behind us, what lies ahead? That’s the question climate scientist Brad Udall will discuss at the Water Education Foundation’s March 17 Executive Briefing in Sacramento.
In his presentation, “Thriving During Climate and Water Change: Strategies for the 21st Century,” Udall will address research findings related to how climate change will impact the hydrology of water supplies in the West and the projected impacts on people and the ecosystem.
In Western Water and Climate Change, a paper recently published by the Ecological Society of America, Udall and two other scientists examined how “four iconic river basins offer glimpses into specific challenges that climate change may bring to the West.” That research focused on the Colorado River, Rio Grande, Klamath River and the Bay-Delta system.
A senior water and climate research scientist at the Colorado Water Institute at the University of Colorado, Udall is also a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report published in 2013. He has written many other papers on water and climate change.
With the theme, Defining the New Normal, other topics on tap for the Executive Briefing include:
- Investing in the Future: Breaking Ground on Funding Sources
- One Year Later: Implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
- State of the Delta: Tunnels, Habitat and More
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