Watershed Moments: Nicolas Zegre, WVU
Join us on Thursday, April 28, at 6:30pm for the next virtual event in the Appalachian Laboratory’s Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. Dr. Nicolas Zegre of the Mountain Hydrology Laboratory at West Virginia University will present, “Appalachian Water Security – Impacts and opportunities of a changing climate.”
Climate change has emerged as one of the greatest challenges for humanity in the 21st century, with the strategic importance of water resources expected to intensify as warming produces more frequent and intense extreme events that disrupt day-to-day life. While climate change poses significant risks to already stressed and vulnerable communities, ecosystems, and economies throughout the central Appalachian Mountains region, it also provides opportunities for reshaping the region by rethinking our relationship to water, natural resources, and the economy. This presentation will explore the hidden role of water in our lives, what climate change and its impacts look like throughout the region, and discusses opportunities to reshape our future based on sustainable and just practices.
This virtual event is free and open to the public, although registration is required: REGISTER NOW. Once registered, attendees will receive an email with Zoom access instructions for the event.