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Climate's Impact on Water
(90-minute webinar)

For many people, climate change is felt most directly through water. In some places, water scarcity is becoming commonplace while in others flooding threatens to destroy communities. The concerns go well beyond drought and flood. The webinar will explore the consequences of changed timing of precipitation and how it falls (as rain rather than snow). The questions we face could not be more critical: In times of drought, how will we allocate water between farms and cities? When the water runs out, how do we decide who gets to drink? And what technological and governance fixes are necessary to ensure sustainable access to water in the decades to come?

Nov 2, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jim Salzman ’85 (Harvard ’89 LAW, ’90 GRD)
Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law @UCLA School of Law and at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara
Jim Salzman, Yale College Class of 1985, is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the UCLA School of Law and at the School of the Environment at UC Santa Barbara. An international expert on drinking water, he frequently appears as a media commentator and has lectured on every continent. A dedicated classroom teacher, Salzman was twice selected as Professor of the Year by Duke students. He has taught at Yale, Stanford, Duke and Harvard as well as at universities in Australia, China, Israel, Italy, Portugal, and Sweden. In a dozen books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics ranging from water to wildlife, from climate change to creating markets for ecosystems. There have been over 100,000 downloads of his articles. His book, Drinking Water: A History, is in its second edition and has been featured in Scientific American, the New York Times...