Eminent Climate and Water Scientist to Lecture at Texas A&M October 10

Sep 30, 2016

Texas A&M University Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, “Engineering for Sustainability,” will feature Professor Upmanu Lall to address the issues associated with cimate and water resourses

Upmanu Lall, Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering at Columbia University, will address the broad issue of climate and water resources on Monday, October 10 as part of the Texas A&M University Fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, “Engineering for Sustainability.” Lall, who is also Director of the Columbia Water Center and Senior Research Scientist for the International Research Institute for Climate & Society, has devoted decades of work to improving understanding of the fundamental processes linking climate and hydrology. His recent work has focused on extreme rainfall, including its prediction and its implications for water resources. Lall was one of the originators of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, and is currently the President of the Natural Hazards Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union. A biographical sketch and complete list of publications is available here.

The Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Engineering for Sustainability is organized by TCCS Faculty Affiliate and member of the TCCS Advisory Board Binayak Mohanty, Regents Professor and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Chair in Hydrologic Engineering and Sciences. Additional climate-related seminars in the Fall 2016 Engineering for Sustainability lecture series include:


October 31, David Maidment, University of Texas, Austin – The National Water Model

November 7, Earl Greene, US Geological Survey – Water Resources Research at USGS

November 14, Suzanne Pierce, University of Texas, Austin – Water Resources Decision Making

November 21, Jasmeet Judge, University of Florida – Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture


All lectures are held at 11:30 a.m. on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, in Room 208 Scoates Hall.