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Marcela Brugnach PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Water Engineering and Management group in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Twente. She has completed doctoral studies in both Bioresource Engineering and Forest Ecology from Oregon State University (USA, 2003), and a masters degree in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional del Centro (Argentina, 1991). After completing her doctoral education, she became a [...]
UIC Barcelona is hosting the 11th edition of the annual conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), organised in cooperation with the Urban Resilience Research Net (URNet) and UN-Habitat.
Regional governments, cities, businesses and others are committing to ambitious climate targets and policies, both in adaptation and mitigation. The challenge is how to implement them effectively and increase ambition. We will discuss recent developments and ways forward in non-state action.
Generation adequacy is a key ingredient to security of electricity supply. We develop a stochastic model of demand and supply (from different technologies) for measuring it from a physical or technical point of view. We adopt several metrics of supply shortfalls. Next we demonstrate the model by example. Because of limited interconnections with neighboring countries, Spain can be considered an electric island. We [...]
Healthy and sustainable lifestyles for all?Zoom in on good practices for sustainable lifestyles and health equity across Europe and shape the future you want to inherit!After three years of investigation societal trends and inter-sectoral European practices, the #InheritYourFuture Forum will promote successful practices and introduce four achievable future scenarios for Europe in 2040.We invite you to MuseumsQuartier in Vienna on 21 November 2018. Practice [...]
Euskampus Workshop: Biodiversity, ecological functioning, resilience and human impact of conventional and emerging contaminants on health under climate change
The bilateral Euskampus program between the University of the Basque Country and the University of Bordeaux will organize on November 19, 2018, in Bilbao, a symposium between these two universities on the following theme: Impact of conventional and emerging contaminants on biodiversity, ecological functioning, resilience and human health under climate change.
The subject of this year’s event will underscore the importance of scientific education, citizen science and the participation of society in the present and future of science. The 100xciencia.3, co-organized by CNIO and SOMMa, will gather SOMMa members and external participants to share ongoing projects on science education, citizen science and public engagement that can encourage society and us to continue working together
The directors of the 3 BERC centres which are celebrating their 10 years anniversary (BC3, BCAM and BCBL), are having private reception with the President of the Basque Regional Government (Lehendakari)
We will present the role that the education should have as a tool for mitigation and adaptation for Climate Change around the world and the challenges that arise for its effective implementation. We review three different aspects of the problem. The first is the role of education as a tool for adaptation and mitigation and the existing gap between expectations and reality. The second [...]