Event Type
Webinars and Virtual Events

Presenters: Upmanu Lall, Director, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University and Craig Zamuda, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Energy Policy & Systems Analysis, Dep't of Energy

Event Dates
Online: 8:00-9:00am AKDT, 12:00-1:00pm EDT

Seminar No. 2 in the NCA4/NOAA 11-part Seminar Series: The Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States.


Dr. Upmanu Lall is the Director of the Columbia Water Center and the Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, and the Chair of the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. He has broad interests in hydrology, climate dynamics, water resource systems analysis, risk management and sustainability. He is motivated by challenging questions at the intersection of these fields, especially where they have relevance to societal outcomes or to the advancement of science towards innovative application. Dr. Lall has been engaged in high level public and scientific discussion through the media, the World Economic Forum, and with governments, foundations, development banks, and corporations interested in sustainability. He has served on several national and international panels. He was one of the originators of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, and is a past President of the Natural Hazards Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union.

Craig Zamuda is a senior policy advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy. He provides policy and technical advice on DOE programs related to energy sector vulnerabilities and resilience. He has provided leadership to public-private partnerships with electric utilities focusing on characterizing critical infrastructure vulnerabilities; identifying and deploying cost-effective resilience activities and best practices, and addressing key research and policy opportunities. Craig has served as a lead author on numerous reports related to the energy sector and resilience, including the Energy Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, as well as, Climate Change and the Electricity Sector: Guide for Climate Change Resilience Planning; Climate Change and the U.S. Energy Sector; Regional Vulnerabilities and Resilience Solutions; and, U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather. These reports examine current and potential impacts of extreme weather and climate change on the energy sector, and cost-effective resilience solutions to enhance preparedness and resilience.

Webinar Access:

Please register at: https://noaabroadcast.adobeconnect.com/nca4_2/event/registration.html

Users should use either IE or Edge on Windows or Safari if using a Mac. Audio will be available thru the computer only; no phone. Questions will be addressed in the chat window. This Webcast will be recorded, archived and made accessible in the near future.