AGU session on "Societal Impacts of Global Cryosphere Change and Associated Mitigation and Adaptation Policies"

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AGU session on "Societal Impacts of Global Cryosphere Change and Associated Mitigation and Adaptation Policies"

Ian Bolliger
Hello all,

I'd like to advertise a broad AGU session on impacts and mitigation/adaptation strategies related to cryosphere change. It is co-organized by the Cryosphere and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences groups.

Best,
Ian Bolliger

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C037: Societal Impacts of Global Cryosphere Change and Associated Mitigation and Adaptation Policies

Session ID#: 25522

Session Description:
Melting sea ice, retreating glaciers and ice sheets, thawing permafrost, and diminishing seasonal snowpacks are realities of the next century. Although the impacts of these changes on water quantity/quality, human welfare, and the economy are not well characterized, physical modeling and monitoring of these processes has improved in the past decade, and adaptive policy measures are being developed to mitigate and adapt to these changes. For example, coastal infrastructure projects are being developed around the globe to cope with rising sea levels as global ice retreats, and water management systems are developing new methods for measuring and adapting to change as seasonal snowmelt advances and becomes more variable. This session invites contributions to (a) measuring and understanding the societal impacts of cryosphere changes, (b) exploring policy options for mitigating or adapting to these changes, and (c) facilitating the translation of scientific results in the cryosphere sciences to relevant decision-makers.
Primary Convener:  Ian Wesley Bolliger, University of California Berkeley, Energy and Resources Group, Berkeley, CA, United States
Conveners:  S. McKenzie Skiles, University of Utah, Geography, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, Lora Koenig, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO, United States and Shad O'Neel, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States
Co-Organized with:
Cryosphere, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

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Ian Bolliger
MS | Civil and Environmental Engineering | UC Berkeley

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