Huge downpours, massive flooding, heat waves, prolonged droughts—these extreme events are occurring more frequently, and with greater intensity. “100-year-floods” are occurring every year or two; should we consider these weather events the new ‘normal’? How are cities and regions responding and planning under such uncertainties?
In this program, we will discuss the science behind these storms, the challenges in coping with changing weather patterns, new technologies and approaches to adapting to these realities, and the impact on the public and citizens in these areas.
This program is supported by the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund.
Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium (lower level), 400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605.
This program is FREE to attend, and seating will be first come, first served. Can’t make it live? This program will be recorded and livestreamed to C2ST’s Facebook page, and will be available at a later date in its entirety on our YouTube channel, C2ST TV.
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