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CSE Lecture Series – Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Risks Under Climate Change: High Resolution Downscaling Model used

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Climate Science Engineering at U of T presents:
Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Risks Under Climate Change: High Resolution Downscaling Model used
CSE Lecture Series link: https://uoftcse.ca/lecture-series
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/online-lecture-hydro-meteorological-and-climate-risks-under-climate-change-tickets-136883077971?aff=WebsiteLink
Featured Speaker
Professor Philippe Gachon, Department of Geography, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Presentation Abstract
Anthropogenic climate change will increase the risks of high impact weather events, as well as the occurrence and intensity of hydro-meteorological hazards and extremes. To reduce climate risks and their consequences or potential damages on natural and human systems at the local scale, including over urban areas, there is a urgent need to improve risk identification, assessment, monitoring and early warning, through innovative risk prevention procedures or tools. To fully understand the systemic risks with multiple consequences, it is also necessary to understand the gap between global, regional and local risks. This talk will present on-going research on convection-permitting regional climate modelling developed at the ESCER centre, to address climate risks in order to improve our collective resilience and the sustainability of our urban infrastructures.
Speaker Bio
Training and professional status: Philippe Gachon received his Ph.D. in 1999 at UQAM in Environmental Sciences, followed by a post-doctoral fellow (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maurice Lamontagne Institute). From 2003 to 2014, he was a research scientist at Environment Canada in the Impact and Adaptation Research Division and at the Canadian Centre for Climate modelling and analysis. Since December 2014, he has been a professor of hydro-climatology at UQAM. From 2017 to 2019, he held the Strategic Research Chair on Hydrometeorological Risks Related to Climate Change. Since June 2019, he has been Director of the ESCER Research Centre (Regional Scale Climate Study and Simulation). Philippe Gachon currently leads the Quebec InterSectoral Flooding Network (RIISQ), which brings together 16 universities and more than 150 researchers across Quebec, with colleagues from McGill University, UQAC and INRS-ETE.
Expertise: His expertise includes regional climate modeling, extreme weather events, regional climate scenarios and associated hydrometeorological risks, and the impact of weather and climate hazards on natural and human systems, including on northern ecosystems and in the sub-arctic regions of Canada.
ResearchGate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Philippe_Gachon
UQAM : http://professeurs.uqam.ca/professeur?c=gachon.philippe

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