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Academy Town Square presents: Climate Risks From Headwaters to Coast
Start Date: 6/24/2021Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 6/24/2021End Time: 8:30 PM

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Join us for Climate Risks From Headwaters to Coast, an Academy Town Square presented in partnership with the Drexel Climate Year Speaker Series.

With the opening of Gideon Mendel: Drowning World at the Academy, we have become even more cognizant of how overwhelming climate events around the world, including flooding, affect humans.

Hear from three outstanding Drexel faculty members on their areas of research exploring the impacts and risks of climate change, and participate in a moderated discussion addressing audience questions.

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Moderator: Erin Wright: Environmental Studies and Sustainability Major, Drexel ‘22


  • Stefanie Kroll, PhD, Academy of Natural Sciences, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Sciences, will speak about her project of understanding headwaters structure, function and resilience to climate change. This will include defining headwaters and why they matter to watersheds, as well as water quality in large rivers.
  • Debjani Bhattacharyya, PhD, Department of History, will present on the multiple factors that constitute risk in the Indian Ocean shores that compound and aggravate climate risk, charting the history from the 2005 tsunami to the current cyclones.
  • Franco Montalto, PhD , College of Engineering and Center for Public Policy, will define and describe the challenges associated with compound flood risks in coastal communities. These include the stress that increasingly intense precipitation, rising sea levels and coastal surges pose on obdurate infrastructure.
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This is an online event that will be hosted on Zoom.
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