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Rockville Science Cafe: Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

Tue, May 16



Rockville Science Cafe: Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

"Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: IWRM as an Adaptation Tool" with M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Ph.D.

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May 16, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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Climate change has emerged as one of the most urgent environmental issues for our planet. Climate change would cause significant impact on water resources, which is one of the most important economic sectors. This presentation demonstrates how application of Integrated Water Resource Management can improve water managers' ability to adapt to climate change by extracting lessons from a few case studies from Canada that include Tobacco Creek Watershed, Manitoba; Grand River Watershed, Ontario; and Yamaska Watershed, Quebec.

M. Monirul Qader Mirza, Ph.D., is currently an Adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty Member, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough. He studied in Bangladesh and New Zealand. Trained as a Water Resources Engineer, he received his PhD from International Global Change Institute (IGCI), University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on climate change and flood modeling in Bangladesh. He was associated with Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) -the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. and contributed as a Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) and Lead Author to its various assessments.

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