Kathy Jacobs will discuss the implications of climate change now and in the future in the Southwest. She will also include ideas for adapting to climate change, managing climate related risks, and looking for a silver lining in the generally cloudy news about future conditions.
Kathy Jacobs is a professor at the University of Arizona and Director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, which builds adaptation and assessment capacity at multiple scales. From 2010 – 2013, she worked in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. She was director of the Third National Climate Assessment, and the lead advisor on water science, policy, and adaptation. From 2006-2009 Kathy was Executive Director of the Arizona Water Institute, focused on water sustainability. She worked 23 years as an Arizona water manager and earned her M.L.A. in environmental planning from Berkeley.
Please join us for this lecture! Bring your lunch and a friend, and we will provide drinks and snacks.
These special events are part of United Nations Association of Southern Arizona's commitment to the promotion of dialogue and understanding between cultures.