Extreme Storms

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.

Recorded on Thursday, June 14, at the Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium.