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Climate Change in Arizona: Current Knowledge and Future Collaborations Among the State Universities

Sustainability Series

James L. Buizer

  • Director for Climate Adaptation and International Development
  • Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • University of Arizona

Jonathan Overpeck

  • Co-Director, Institute of the Environment
  • University of Arizona

Abe Springer

  • Director and Professor
  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
  • Northern Arizona University

Join us for a cross-university climate forum, as Arizona’s premier climate scientists discuss the impacts of climate change on Arizona’s water, energy, health, and economic systems and explore practical routes of collaboration among the three universities. We will also bid a fond farewell to Jim Buizer, as he departs ASU to join UA's Institute of the Environment as their new Director for Climate Adaptation and International Development.

Welcoming remarks by R. F. "Rick" Shangraw, Jr.
Director, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Moderated by Sander van der Leeuw
Dean, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Closing Comments by Laura Huenneke
Vice President for Research, Northern Arizona University

Before Jim Buizer's recent appointment at the UA, he was the Science Policy Adviser to ASU President Michael Crow and the university's Executive Director for Strategic Institutional Advancement in the Office of the President. He also served as the Director of the University Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges in the Global Institute of Sustainability.

Jonathan "Peck" Overpeck is a founding Co-Director of the Institute of the Environment, as well as a Professor of Geosciences and a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona. Peck has published over 130 papers in climate and the environmental sciences, and recently served as a Coordinating Lead Author for the Nobel Prize winning UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment (2007).

Abe Springer is the Director of the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability as well as a long time professor at Northern Arizona University. Since joining the university in 1994, he and his students have been actively researching Arizona's finite groundwater resources and searching for critical answers to the region's growing challenges.

Thursday, September 8, 2011
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.