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JGCRI Seminar: "Managing coupled natural-human systems under a changing climate"

Friday, March 08, 2013, 12:00 - 13:00
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Speaker: Y. C. Ethan Yang, Postdoctoral Research Scientist Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

This talk will discuss several modeling approaches in managing water resources at the basin scale as coupled human-natural systems under socio-environmental heterogeneity and climatic uncertainty. Three research topics will be presented: 1) Optimizing the water resources allocation considering both governance and climate influences. "Bottom-up" approaches for both water allocation and climate change impact are demonstrated in this research topic to search a sustainable equilibrium of water resource between human society and ecosystem. 2) Employing economic theory to assess the impact of groundwater pumping on the surrounding environment. Based upon economic and hydrogeological concepts, this research topic provided a trade-off curve between economic welfare loss and the ecologic services to help decision makers in formulating effective groundwater pumping strategies. 3) Modeling the stream water temperature under the changing climate using a physically-based model. This research topic discusses how water temperature, an essential factor of stream water quality, should be modeled to inform the conservation and re-habitation policy. Different case studies will be presented in each research topic.

Location : 5825 University Research Court, Suite 3500 College Park, MD 20740
Contact : (301) 314.6714
Parking is free but a visitor parking permit is required. Please let Kim Swieringa ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) know if you will be driving and need a visitor permit.