- 14 Feb 2018
- 11:45 - 12:45
- Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
IHE Delft Alumni & Partners Online Seminars are designed as a means of providing lifelong learning to the Institute Alumni community and Partners. Since the topics will be of interest to a broader audience, they are open to all interested persons. The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The seminar is organized in collaboration with the WaterChannel, IHE Delft partner.
The latest global risk report of the World Economic Forum again shows extreme weather events, natural disasters and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the top of the global crises as far as impact and likelihood are concerned. This demonstrates the urgent need for action. Effective action requires a thorough understanding of the both the bio-physical as well as of the socio economic system.
About the Speaker
Prof. Dr. Eddy J. Moors is Rector of IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. He also holds the position of professor “Water and Climate” at VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Moors started his career at the World Meteorological Organization working in the Africa and the Caribbean. Before coming to Delft, he worked at Wageningen Environmental Research – Alterra of Wageningen UR in the research programmes Climate Adaptive Society and Sustainable Water. Keywords in his work are: water, drought, climate change, adaptation, primary production, green-house gas emissions, stakeholder interaction.
His background in hydrology and climate change research on mitigation and on adaptation topics makes him a key player in the field of integration of mitigation and adaptation challenges. The present focus of his research is on the occurrence of trends and extremes as well as on measures to mitigate these extremes using a systems approach.
He has been coordinator of numerous national and international projects ranging from Europe, Africa, India, Bangladesh, East-Siberia to USA and Brazil. The last ten years his work has concentrated on Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal) as well as North America.
Moors is among others chair of the IGRAC foundation, member of the board of trustees of the Just Digit Foundation, member of the SENSE research school. He is associated editor of the Elsevier journal “Environmental Science and Policy” as well as member of the editorial board of “Climate Services” also of Elsevier.