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Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures

Decision Center for a Desert City

Patricia Gober

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Research Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
  • Professor of Public Policy, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Geographer Patricia Gober, the founding co-director of the Decision Center for Desert City, launches this year’s Water/Climate Briefings with a conversation about her newly released book, Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures. Gober will describe the existential threats facing global water systems: population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. Because today’s water systems are increasingly complex and face greater uncertainty in the future, a “business-as-usual” approach to water science and management are not enough. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile, and publicly engaged process of water decision making is needed.

Gober’s research centers on climate adaptation, water-resources management, and the use of science and visualization for real-world decision-making. Gober, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was awarded the Prince Sultan Abdulaziz International Price for Water in 2008.

This event is a part of a year-long water series.

The event is at capacity and no longer taking reservations.

Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.