Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with Professor Richard Palmer

Event Details

February 4, 2014
4:00 pm

Mullins Center

Room: Massachusetts Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
Contact:
External Relations and University Events
413-577-1101

Richard Palmer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: “Climate Change and the Sustainability of Cities and Natural Resources: Characterizing Uncertainties for Citizens and Decision Makers”

The increasing frequency of extreme weather – from hurricanes, droughts, forest fires, to extreme heat – presents unique challenges for natural resource and infrastructure management and suggests the need for climate adaptation. These changes will affect critical systems, including the sustainability of cities, access to water, and food production. Professor Palmer will explore how computer models and other tools that forecast the impacts of climate change can be used to inform public decision-making and the opportunities that will be encountered by the next generation of scientists and engineers.

 

Directions:

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25 - At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection - turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South - go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit - Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst) - Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles. Take a left onto Route 116 North (across from Staples) and follow for one mile to UMass exit. Take a right off the ramp on to Massachusetts Avenue. Take left at second set of lights and follow directions for parking.

Event Category

Lecture/Talk