[ensu] Wed Oct 13 IES Environmental Studies Seminar

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 --- Mona El-Haddad <m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> From: "Mona El-Haddad" <m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To:   <m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Wed Oct 13 IES Environmental Studies
> Seminar
> Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2004 10:31:33 -0400
> 
> Institute for Environmental Studies 
> ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SEMINAR
> ***********************************
> 
> WED OCTOBER 13, 4:00 p.m.
> Room 2093, Earth Sciences Centre 
> (Huron & Bancroft; Geology section of building) 
> (north of College St., east of Spadina Ave.) 
> 
> TANUJA KULKARNI, Landscape Hazards Coordinator,
> Canadian Climate Impacts
> and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN),
> Geological Survey of Canada 
> 
> "IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: FLOODS,
> DROUGHT, PERMAFROST,
> LANDSLIDES" (abstract below)
>   
> No registration required; all are welcome.
> 
> For more information, please contact  
> Mona El-Haddad, Series Coordinator (416-978-6526;
> m.elhaddad@xxxxxxxxxxx) 
> 
> Please visit www.utoronto.ca/env/seminars.htm for
> abstracts and updates.
> 
>
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> ABSTRACT:
> Changes on a landscape level are expected to result
> from climate change.
> Increased climate variability will affect permafrost
> regimes, landslide
> risk, flood and drought frequency, and will affect
> the ecological,
> social and economic systems of communities across
> the country. 
>     In response to Canada?s commitment to adapt to a
> changing and
> increasingly variable climate, a research network,
> the Canadian Climate
> Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN)
> has been established
> by the Government of Canada to identify impacts of
> climate change and
> adaptation strategies, research priorities and key
> researchers and
> stakeholders involved with climate issues. 
> C-CIARN?s major role is to
> facilitate the generation of new climate change
> knowledge by bringing
> researchers and decision makers together from
> industry, governments and
> non- government organizations to address important
> climate change
> issues.  C-CIARN provides a collective voice for
> this community to
> improve our knowledge of Canada?s vulnerabilities to
> climate change,
> identify ways to minimize the negative effects of
> future impacts and
> explore opportunities that take advantage of any
> positive impacts. 
>     The Landscape Hazards Sector of C-CIARN is
> hosted by the Geological
> Survey of Canada of Natural Resources Canada, and is
> working towards
> identifying priority impacts for permafrost,
> landslides, floods and
> droughts, as well as adaptation options that
> communities may adopt to
> decrease their vulnerability to these impacts.
>
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> 
> REMAINING SEMINARS THIS TERM:
> 
> WED OCTOBER 27, 4:00 p.m.
> GRAHAM REMPE, Senior Solicitor, City of Toronto
> Legal Services
> "How green is my city?  The role of municipal
> government in regulating
> the environment"
> 
> WED NOVEMBER 3, 4:00 p.m.
> PAUL MULDOON, Executive Director, Canadian
> Environmental Law Association
> "Addressing toxic substances:  approaches and trends
> in Canadian law and
> policy"
> 
> WED NOVEMBER 17, 4:00 p.m.
> ANDRÉ SORENSEN, Assistant Professor, Urban
> Geography, Department of
> Social Sciences, U of Toronto Scarborough, Centre
> for Urban and
> Community Studies, and Department of Geography and
> Programme in Planning
> "Community-based neighbourhood improvement and
> development of civil
> society in Japan"
> (Co-hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community
> Studies)
> 
> WED NOVEMBER 24, 4:00 p.m.
> MURRAY CHARLTON, Research Scientist, Aquatic
> Ecosystem Management
> Research, National Water Research Institute,
> Environment Canada
> "From dead zones to alien invaders, what's happening
> in the Great
> Lakes?"
> 
>  

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