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Climatic Researchers in City for Two-Day Workshop

February 7, 2011 6:38 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Canadian researchers are in Winnipeg this week to discuss climatic extremes, including droughts. (EARTHLABS)

A two-day workshop begins in Winnipeg today on addressing climatic extremes in Canada.

Researchers from across Canada who study droughts, floods and other devastating weather, will be hosted by the University of Manitoba’s Drought Research Initiative at the Inn at the Forks.

Climate extremes are arguably the most significant issue associated with climate change. The thought leaders at this workshop will develop a consensus on the critical elements that should be included in a science plan on understanding and adapting to extremes. They will also develop a strategy for implementing a project to address these science and policy issues.

On Wednesday, a workshop will be held to examine Manitoba’s historic floods to determine how to deal with future floods.

An agenda on this week’s workshops can be found at DrineNetwork.ca.