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Floods in Asia: 2nd Annual Ramanathan Climate Conversation

The U.S. National Academies invites you to a discussion about how to reduce the impact of climate-worsened floods in Asia.

As seas rise and rain becomes more intense, flooding is becoming an even more serious challenge around the world, including in Asia, where Pakistan, India, China, Indonesia and other countries have all experienced intense floods in recent years. Drawing on case studies from different regions of Asia, this year’s Ramanathan Climate Conversation will explore the impacts of climate change on flooding from rain, rivers, and seas, and will discuss approaches that can mitigate the damage—such as coastal and floodplain restoration, construction of spillways, and modifications to the built environment. Carolyn Beeler (The World) will moderate the conversation with Aditi Mukherji (CGIAR) and Nguyen Huu Thien (freelance ecologist).

The webinar will be webcast on the Floods in Asia: 2nd Annual Ramanathan Climate Conversation webpage on Tuesday, October 31 from 10:00-11:15am EDT (UTC-4). Closed captioning will be provided. The conversation will include questions from the audience and will be recorded and available to view on the page after the event.

Recognizing that climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions, Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action webinars on Climate Sustainability in South and East Asia in honor of V. Ramanathan focus on Asia while aiming to identify pathways to action relevant to viewers and policymakers around the world. They are annual webinars in honor of National Academy of Sciences member Veerabhadran “Ram” Ramanathan, are made possible through generous support provided by Sunanda Basu, and are part of the Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action monthly webinar series, which aims to convene high-level, cross-cutting, nonpartisan conversations about issues relevant to policy action on climate change.