Mar 26

Bacon & Big Thinking

Extreme weather and climate: Measured response?

Ronald Stewart, University of Manitoba
Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo
March 26, 2021

In Canada and around the world, extreme weather phenomena are becoming more frequent and more damaging. As the costs to people, protected areas, and infrastructure rise, governments are increasingly being called upon to mount coordinated responses to droughts, wildfires, storms and flooding.

Physical scientists like Dr. Ronald Stewart, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and Professor in the Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, are monitoring and analyzing weather patterns, while social scientists like Dr. Daniel Scott, University Research Chair in Climate and Society, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, are exploring how to reduce the impacts on people, communities and the economy.

Join us for a fascinating discussion between these two researchers, as we explore how government and communities can better plan for extreme weather.

This panel discussion is organized by the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and is sponsored by Engineers Canada.