AAEES Webinar: Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: An Example from Texas

Jan 27, 2021 12:00pm -
Jan 27, 2021 02:00pm

Event Description

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources:
An Example from Texas

Webinar Info

Webinar Speaker

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm CST, 1:00 pm EST

Registration Fees:
$30 for members
$40 for nonmembers
This event is FREE for student members. Not already an AAEES Student Member? Click here to register for your FREE Student Membership.

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Dr. Jay Banner
Jackson School of Geosciences and Environmental Science Institute, University of Texas


Webinar Summary

Texas comprises the eastern portion of the Southwest region, where the convergence of climatological and geopolitical forces has the potential to put extreme stress on water resources. Geologic records indicate that Texas experienced large changes in moisture sources and amounts on millennial time scales in the past, and over the last thousand years, tree-ring records indicate that there were significant periods of drought in Texas. These droughts were of longer duration than the 1950s “drought of record” that is commonly used in planning, and they occurred independently of human-induced global climate change.

Climate model simulations for the 21st century consistently project that Texas will likely become significantly warmer and drier, yet the magnitude, timing, and regional distribution of these changes are uncertain. A projected doubling of the state’s population by mid-century will drive increased demand for water, which along with extended droughts will create synergistic challenges to the resilience of the state’s water resources. Science, engineering, economics, social equity, and education are essential elements needed for the state’s planning for the projected changes.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Banner is the F.M. Bullard Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas Austin, the Director of UT's Environmental Science Institute, one of the authors of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a nominee for the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize, as well as the first Scientist ever to be certified by AAEES.

Webinar Format

This will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The session is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Our objective is to offer special insights on leading edge solutions for graduate and undergraduate students as well as early to mid-career environmental professionals who are considering specialty certification.

Academy members can earn PDH credits for attending this session.

We hope you can join us!

Marisa Waterman
Marketing Coordinator

Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Jan 07, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Jan 08, 2021 and ends on Jan 26, 2021.
Late registration starts on Jan 27, 2021.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


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 Student Registration
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