Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
Time: 02:00 pm
Sponsored / Hosted by
Elizabeth Crook

Department Seminar: Jamiat Nanteza

Monday, March 25, 2024 | 02:00 pm
Jamiat Nanteza
Visiting Assistant Professor
Event Details

Title: Multiscale hydroclimatic extremes in a ‘business as usual adaptation world’: A case for low-income communities.

Abstract: Multiscale hydroclimatic extremes (e.g. drought, floods, and heatwaves), which sometimes occur simultaneously or subsequently, induce aggravated impacts and challenges, especially for low- income communities with poor infrastructure and limited resources. As these extremes increase with global warming, the need for enhanced adaptation measures to handle the amplifying impacts is vital. Here, I will summarize recent work on spatial-temporal trends in compounding drought over the Horn of Africa and their impacts. I will discuss limitations of business-as-usual adaptation practices towards drought induced water shortages and highlight the need for infrastructural upgrades to reduce vulnerability to future hydro climatic extremes among low-income communities.

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.