Water in a Changing Climate – Threats and Opportunities
The division of Water Resources Engineering at LTH, Lund University, gives six brief popular science talks about water and its importance in society in a number of different areas. These talks will address both local and global issues and be held in English.
Popular science talks during the event:
– Introduction and an overview of activities at The division of Water Resources Engineering, LTH, Lund University.
– Do we see more floodings and more droughts than before? What is due to climate change and what is due to climate variability?
– Rising sea levels will create serious challenges with respect to increased coastal flooding and erosion. What can we do?
– Social and economic aspects on the use of drinking water and sanitation in the framework of climate change.
– A changing climate will mean more extreme rainfall. How can we protect cities from severe flooding? Can we do something in our own back-yard?
– How can we adapt to climate change using wetlands and sustainable drainage systems?
This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.
See all events during this week (in Swedish).
Join the science week kick-off with music and a choral performance in the main University building on Sunday 5 March between 17:00-18:30. The kick-off also presents discussions and students' views on the question "is the world becoming a better place?". We will also present what the week has in store. No registration is needed. Welcome!
Learn more about the science week launch.
Photo: T. J. Keegan