Dr. Adam Sobel, Columbia University | Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate | What can Mumbai Learn from Past Experiences?

Dec 12, 2017 18:00 - 19:30 IST
Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, Maker Chamber 6, Jamnalal Bajaj Rd, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021, India

Dear EMERITUS Network Participants,

As a coastal megacity subject to flooding, what can Mumbai learn from the experience of New York City? 

In October 2012, New York experienced the most severe natural disaster in its modern history when   'Superstorm' Sandy flooded large portions of the city, destroying low-lying neighborhoods and incapacitating   much of the city’s infrastructure. How predictable was this event and how prepared was the city?

In the five years since, New York has undertaken an ambitious program to increase its resilience to future   storms; is the city better prepared for such events and for longer term effects of climate change and sea level   rise?

'Columbia Global Centers - Mumbai' invites you to a lecture by Professor Adam Sobel, the Director and Chief Scientist at the Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate at Columbia University, who will address these questions and similar risks to other coastal megacities. He will describe an ongoing project (inspired by the aftermath of Sandy) on storm surge in Mumbai.

Dr. Adam Sobel is a Professor in the Departments of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, where he directs the new Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate. He authored Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, combining science with first-hand experience of Sandy and encouraging readers to think differently   about the long-term risk of storm surges.

Date and Time: December 12, 2017 at 6.00 PM (IST)

Venue: Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, 12, Maker Chambers VI, 1st Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman   Point, Mumbai - 400 021

To register please send your conformation mail to - mumbai.cgc@columbia.edu


Happy Networking!

EMERITUS Networking Team