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CANCELLED - Global Hotspots: “The Past, Present, and Future of Rainstorms and Floods in Wisconsin and around the World"

  • April 03, 2020
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715

This event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. 


The Past, Present, and Future of Rainstorms and Floods in Wisconsin and around the World

Registration

Global Hotspots lectures are an offering of the Wisconsin Alumni Association and are supported, in part, by PLATO.  To signup for the lecture, click the Registration button below:

Registration


About the event

While climate change has affected extreme rainfall, its impact on floods is more complex and not well understood. This is because floods are “recipes” that consist of multiple ingredients — not just rain but also landscape and river characteristics. Learn what researchers know and don’t know about how these ingredients are changing, and explore the implications for the future of rainstorms and floods in urban and rural areas of Wisconsin and beyond.

The speaker

Daniel Wright, assistant professor, UW–Madison College of Engineering

About the speaker

Wright earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Michigan before he served with the U.S. Peace Corps in Bolivia and as a hydropower consultant in Chile. He then earned his doctorate from Princeton University, where he studied urban rainfall and flooding. Prior to joining the UW–Madison faculty in 2016, Wright worked as a disaster risk-management consultant at the World Bank, and in 2014 he became a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in Hydrologic Sciences in 2018, is a member of NASA’s Precipitation Measurement Mission Science Team, and is on the Science Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the State Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

This Global Hot Spots event — brought to you by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, the Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), and the International Division — offers a great way to stay up-to-date on current issues, connect with Badger alumni, and hear from a UW–Madison expert!

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato ’15 at  joe.damato@supportuw.org  or 1-608-308-5537


PLATO Luncheon Prior to the Lecture

REMINDER:  Preceding the lecture, PLATO members will gather for lunch at Oro's Executive Restaurant on the first floor of the Fluno Center.  For a list of PLATO social events including this luncheon, click on the button below:

Social Events


Global Hot Spots Collection

Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

- See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

Global Hot Spots Collection

Experience the best of UW-Madison’s expertise wherever you are with these archived Global Hot Spots presentations.

The Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association®, PLATO (Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization) and the UW-Madison Division of International Studies.

- See more at: http://www.uwalumni.com/benefits-services/alumni-learning/global-hot-spots/#sthash.zjTZgDhx.dpuf

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Christine Bartlett
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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