When: Wedesday October 9, 2013
Time: 5:30- 7:00pm
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Hosted by the Australian Water Association South Australia and the Water Research Centre.
Speaker: Dr Bryson Bates, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship.
Dr Bryson Bates was a Theme Leader for CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship from 2008 to 2013, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining at the University of Adelaide. He was the Director of CSIRO’s Climate Program from 2004 to 2006. He served as a Lead Author for the Second, Third and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a Convening Lead Author for the IPCC’s Technical Paper on Water and Climate Change. Bryson has received a certificate of recognition for his contribution to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to the IPCC and Al Gore. Bryson is the Foundation Editor-in-Chief for the international journal Climate Risk Management and an Editor for the international journal Climate Research. He is an invited member of several national and international committees. He was also a member of the Expert Advisory Board for the European Union’s WATer and global Change (WATCH) Project. His research interests include: hydroclimatic extremes; non-stationarity in hydroclimatic time series, downscaling numerical climate model simulations, and the effects of climate forcing on rivers.