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Modelling Climate Change: An Overview of the Crisis and Reconstruction Plans in Southern Brazil

We are hosting a rapid response online panel on Friday 24 May 2024 at 15:00 (BST) about the recent and devastating floods in South Brazil and the role of science in modelling, predicting and responding to extreme climate events, and how it can inform and support response and replanning efforts.

Event details

This online event is open to all, and details about how to join are included below.

We hope to see you there.

Aline Villavicencio (Director of the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Exeter)
On behalf of the organising committee


Location: Join the Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 949 9564 5524
Password: 409333

Climate change and the increase in extreme climatic events present a pressing challenge globally. This panel focuses on the environmental, social, and economic ramifications of climate change in the recent floods in Southern Brazil. With over 2 million people and more than 90% of the region's municipalities affected, heavy rainfalls have disrupted both electricity and treated water supplies, closed the main airport for months and caused extensive damage to traffic on highways. A substantial impact on economic activity is expected. 
We discuss the role of science in monitoring and preventing these crises and in supporting emergency actions and reconstruction plans.

Panellists include:
Márcia Barbosa (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Rob Chadwick (Met Office, UK)
Andrew Hartley (Met Office, UK) 
José Marengo (National Centre for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters, Brazil)
Moderator: Carolina Brito (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).