Advisory: Extreme weather and climate experts gather in Winnipeg

May 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Advisory, News Release

More than 60 top researchers from Canada and the U.S. are meeting in Winnipeg this week to discuss extreme weather and climate events and strategies for reducing their impact.

The Research for Disaster-Reduction from Extremes (REDE) Workshop takes place at the University of Manitoba on May 20 and 21, 2009. Hosted by environment and geography professor Ronald Stewart, the workshop will include more than 30 presentations on the causes, prediction and impacts on society of floods, severe prairie storms, drought, heat waves and other extreme events. The workshop will also examine disaster response and international collaboration in monitoring global extremes.

The workshop is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Nelson Education Limited and the University of Manitoba.

For more information, and a complete list of presentations and participating experts go to the workshop website at http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dcpfkpg_1d2vbhxfn&hl=en

For further information contact the workshop co-chair, Dr. Ronald Stewart, environment and geography, at: 204-474-9081.

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