It’s long been a hot topic on Leeside.
And flooding will be front and centre once again at the EPA’s next climate lecture in Cork next week.
Professor Neil Adger of the University of Exeter will be in town to speak at the event on October 26th at Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall, presenting his talk ‘Adapting to Climate Risks to Make us Happier and Healthier’.
“Climate change poses risks to life and livelihood through flood risk, heatwaves, wildfires, and drought,” said Professor Adger.
“But this is a good news story. Climate changes are real, and the projections are certain that those impacts are already here and will increase in the future.
“They will be experienced through floods, drought, lost economic productivity, disrupted lives, and ultimately health and well-being at the population level. So, the impetus for investing in adaptive measures is high.”
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But which adaptation measures? In his lecture, Professor Adger will focus on adaptations to flood risk, drawing on new findings from Ireland, the UK, and Ghana.
“They include hard engineering solutions such as building coastal and river defences; solutions that in effect seek to live with the risk and build resilience and minimise disruption; and solutions that relocate people and infrastructure away from flood harm.
“I present evidence on those three types of flood adaptation and show they have a variety of consequences.”
Chaired by broadcaster Ella McSweeney, the lecture begins at 7pm (tickets are free) and will also be streamed online here.