John Andrew on "Responses to Climate Change for California's Water Sector"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 (All day)

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University of California, Berkeley

Adapt, Flee, or Perish; Responses to Climate Change for California's Water Sector

The talk will present: 1) the challenges posed by climate change for California's water supply, including a reduction in snowpack, shifts in seasonal timing of runoff, and rising seas; and 2) adaptation strategies for California's water management systems.

John Andrew (1995 Switzer Fellow) is Assistant Deputy Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), where he oversees all of DWR's climate change activities. He was the lead author of DWR's climate change water adaptation white paper, Managing an Uncertain Future; Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water (October 2008), and served as the water sector lead for the California Climate Adaptation Strategy (December 2009). He holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

About the Colloquium:

The Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Colloquium (LD ARCH 253, CCN: 48629) brings together distinguished speakers to present research, theories, and practices relevant to the landscape architecture and environmental planning. Speakers include academics, professionals, practitioners, and graduate students in landscape architecture, environmental planning, urban planning and design, environmental studies and other related fields.

All are welcome to attend. For more information, including other speakers in the series, see the Colloquium website:

http://laep.ced.berkeley.edu/events/colloquium

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