UCCRN Co-Directors quoted in The Conversation

by | October 9, 2016
Categories: Events, In the Press, News

UCCRN Co-Directors, Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, were quoted recently in an article by The Conversation covering essential reads about Hurricane Matthew.

As the risks posed by extreme weather grows, cities are responding by developing infrastructure that can both withstand and rebound from storm surges, torrential rain and other extreme weather events. Known as “resilient infrastructure”, they include sea walls, levees and other “green infrastructure”. Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki shared their experiences, saying:

“Some cities will be exposed to repeated and worsening droughts, while others may be more exposed to flooding or extreme heat events. Scientists and stakeholders need to work together to understand the risks that are relevant for each city so that they can find effective ways to prepare for climate change.”

 

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