Newton Fund CSSP China seminar on “Climate change impacts on water in China”

  • Date: Monday 18 February 2019
  • Time: 14:45 - 17:00
  • Venue: Great Woodhouse, University House
  • Speakers: Prof. Wang Yanjun and Prof. Su Buda
  • Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jiang Tong

Programme

14:45 – Prof. Wang Yanjun – Projecting population and economy in China under socio-economic pathways

15:15 – Prof. Su Buda – Climate change impacts on river discharge in the Upper Yangtze

15:45 – Coffee / biscuit break

Keynote: 

16:00 – Prof. Jiang Tong – Direct Indicators of Climate Change Risks  

Biographies

Prof. Dr. Jiang Tong: Professor and Dean of the Institute for Disaster Risk Management, School of Geographical Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, and Chief Scientist in the National Climate Centre under the China Meteorological Administration. He is an expert on climate change impacts and risk management. He was a leading author of IPCC AR5 Ch.3 (Freshwater resources) and is now a review editor for IPCC AR6 Ch.16 (Key Sector’s risk). He is chief scientist for UNEP/WMO CLICC (Country Level Impacts of Climate Change) program starting from 2015. He is an Associate editor for the Climate Services and Atmospheric Research Journal up to now.

Prof. Dr. Su Buda: Professor in the National Climate Centre under the China Meteorological Administration. She is holder of the Humboldt-Fellowship and National 1000 Talent program. She has spent nearly 15 years working on climate change, water cycle and hydrological models. She is an Associate editor for the Climate Services Journal up to now.

Prof. Dr. Wang Yanjun: Associate Professor of the Institute for Disaster Risk Management, School of Geographical Science, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, She has spent nearly 15 years working on impact of climate extremes on socio-economy. In recent years, she has been working on developing and projecting on population and economy up to 2100 under different shared socioeconomic pathways.