[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Invitation: Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia

Vanessa Schweizer vanessa at ucar.edu
Tue Nov 9 13:20:50 MST 2010

Announcement for web cast below.


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From: ECSP Email <ECSP at wilsoncenter.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM
Subject: Invitation: Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia
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Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for a
discussion of

Changing Glaciers and Hydrology in Asia:
Developing a Blueprint for Addressing Glacier Melt in the Region


Elizabeth L. Malone
Senior Research Scientist
Joint Global Change Research Institute
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mary Melnyk
Senior Advisor, Natural Resource Management, Asia and Middle East
U.S. Agency for International Development

Kristina Yarrow
Health Advisor, Asia and Middle East Bureaus
U.S. Agency for International Development

Chaired by:

Geoff Dabelko
Director, Environmental Change and Security Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA

Webcast live at www.wilsoncenter.org. Access the PowerPoint slides from
the website to follow along with the speakers.

Please RSVP to ecsp at wilsoncenter.org with your name and affiliation.

Changes in Asian glaciers and hydrology are generating more and more
scientific and policy attention.  Climate change is a primary but not
exclusive driver of this concern surrounding glacier melt.  Changes in
amounts and timing of water flow hold a wide range of economic, social,
and political implications across Asia.  To better understand the nature
of these changes and the possible implications for development efforts,
the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Asia and Global Health
Bureaus have collaborated on a wide-ranging review of scientific
research on glacier melt in the region, glacier melt vulnerabilities,
organizations addressing glacier melt impacts, and cross-sectoral
responses to these vulnerabilities.

Conducted in collaboration with CDM International and TRG, this new
report provides a summary of the scientific findings to date and the
organizations involved in addressing glacier melt. It also features a
number of practical conclusions for sustainably addressing these complex
changes. Some sample insights include: Scientific data and detailed
understanding of the complex glacier melt changes remain limited.
Effective programs to address glacier melt will need to be
cross-sectoral and can achieve numerous co-benefits across sectors.
Efforts will need to stretch well beyond typical short-term development
programming timelines. Promoting greater South-South partnerships and
inclusion of indigenous knowledge will support long-range and
sustainable adaptation efforts. These findings and others from the
report will be presented at the Wilson Center on Tuesday, November 16th
by Elizabeth Malone, Mary Melnyk, and Kristina Yarrow.

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into
the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The live webcast
will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You
will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the
free player, visit:

Location: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300
Pennsylvania Ave., NW ("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line), 6th
Floor Flom Auditorium. A map to the Center is available at
www.wilsoncenter.org/directions. Note: Due to heightened security,
entrance to the building will be restricted and photo identification is
required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

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Vanessa Schweizer
ASP Postdoctoral Fellow
Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Division &
Integrated Science Program (ISP)
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
P.O. Box 3000 | Boulder, CO 80307 | USA

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