Climate Change and Global Water Crises: Implications of Too Much and Not Enough Water
This event is presented by The Water Center and the Class of 1971.
A message to the Class of 1971: To keep us united and excited for our upcoming 50th reunion, this program, co-sponsored by The Water Center at Penn, is the first in a series of programs designed to engage, educate and inspire our class and strengthen support for our alma mater and its institutions.
Climate change induced global water crises are real and growing. As a result of climate change, many parts of the world are experiencing either too little water due to severe drought or too much water due to increasing frequency and intensity of storms. These environmental changes are leading to political instability, mass migration and increased pressure on urban water infrastructure as more people gravitate toward urban areas. This panel will discuss the environmental and socio-political implications of looming water crises as well as what urban water leaders can do to ensure that the cities can provide water as a human right for all.
The Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania is a trans-disciplinary applied research center focused on solving today’s urban water challenges. Aligning the University of Pennsylvania’s academic resources with water practitioner expertise, the Water Center at Penn combines policy, science and technology to create equitable, resilient and sustainable solutions.