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Extreme Weather and Climate Experts Gather in Winnipeg

May 20, 2009 7:10 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Storm ChaserWinnipeg will play host to 60 top researchers from Canada and the U.S. to discuss extreme weather and climate events, and strategies for reducing their impact.

The Research for Disaster-Reduction from Extremes (REDE) Workshop takes place at the University of Manitoba today and tomorrow.

The workshop will include more than 30 presentations on the causes, prediction and impacts on society of floods, severe prairie storms, drought, heat waves and other extreme events. Hosted by environment and geography professor Ronald Stewart, the workshop will also examine disaster response and international collaboration in monitoring global extremes.

The workshop is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS), the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Nelson Education Limited and the University of Manitoba.

For more information, and a complete list of presentations and participating experts go to the workshop website.

And just to break any hopes you had, these ‘weather Gods’ cannot alter the conditions outside.