As part of the Spring Noontime Webinars, the Center for Technology and Policy Research and CIRES (along with the Western Water Assessment) will host a Webinar on Feb. 12 at 12 p.m. MT (2 p.m. EST) titled “The Energy-Water Nexus: Where Climate Adaptation and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Policies Collide.”
Kristen Averyt, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Western Water Assessment will present. Averyt is the Associate Director for Science at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also Director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA program based at CIRES that focuses on connecting climate science with decision making across the Western US. Dr. Averyt a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. She is a lead author on the US National Climate Assessment (to be released 2015), and hasearned several awards and honors, including a Fulbright Fellowship to New Zealand (1998), and a NOAA Congressional Fellowship (2005), during which she worked in the US Senate for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). As the staff scientist for Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2005–08), she was one of the many scientists who receive the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Her current research revolves around climate variability and change, with a particular focus on the interplay between climate mitigation and adaptation, including the energy-water nexus.
For more information, and for a link to the Webcast, visit: http://cires.colorado.edu/