UN University Public Lectures

  • Water-Related Disasters and Sustainable Development

    Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin (Director, United Nations University)

    Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla (Programme Officer, United Nations University)

    Convocation Hall (UH 213), 5-7 pm, Oct 26

    Dr. Vladimir Smakhtin and Dr. Nidhi Nagabhatla from United Nations University will discuss water-related disasters and sustainable development. Dr. Smakhtin will present statistics and connection to climate change, and how this issue is being addressed within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. These topics will be supplemented by Dr. Nagabhatla’s research to demonstrate how ecosystem degradationat large potentiates the adverse impacts of water-related disasters, giving examples of impacts in coastal areas and in transboundary context. Both lectures will have a global outlook, with some regional examples. Lectures will be followed by a Q&A session.

    Following the lectures, a free wine and cheese reception will be held.