Members of the CALS community are invited to an upcoming talk hosted by the UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project.
Topic: Scenarios, Simulations and Sustainability Science: Future Planning for Complex Systems
Speaker: Christopher Kucharik, professor of agronomy and environmental studies, lead investigator of the Water Sustainability and Climate Project
Date: Wednesday, February 3 at 12:00pm
Location: Town Center, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St.
Cleaning up the Yahara lakes is difficult because they are part of a complex system, where the needs of humans and ecosystems compete and long-term challenges, such as climate change and land-use planning, have many possible consequences and solutions.
How can we better prepare for the future given this complexity and uncertainty? We can start with scenarios, or provocative and plausible stories that guide numerical simulations of the future. Together, these tools can help us understand how our decision-making today could impact our lakes and landscapes in the future.