Christopher Duffy on water resources and climate change
The next speaker in the series sponsored by Teaching International is Christopher Duffy, a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Penn State.
The talk will take place on Monday Feb 4, 2013 from 10 am – 11:30 am in the Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center, Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Duffy’s research focuses on developing a new generation of computational models and supporting data infrastructure for managing the nations water resources. His research is driven by the fact that modern environmental predictions for flood, drought, water supply, water quality and ecological services in the nations watersheds require high resolution, spatially distributed data and computing resources.
Previously, he has held visiting appointments at Cornell University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, and was a Senior Fellow with the Smithsonian Institution.
Teaching International began in 2004 to promote greater awareness of global trends and civic engagement and to broaden students' understanding of intercultural and international issues. This year's focus is on the Celtic Nations, defined as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Isle of Man, and Cornwall. The accompanying theme for the year is water, which not only is related to sustainability issues, but to broader themes such as human rights.