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Solutions Seminar: Urbanizing delta regions: balancing water, health and economy
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

SOLUTIONS SEMINAR SERIES: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions this winter as we explore economic solutions to sustain the vital services nature provides us.

Urbanizing delta regions: balancing water, health and economy

Alan Yeakley (and panel)
Professor of Environmental Science, PSU and
Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Wednesday, March 7
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, SW Hall and Broadway (map)
FREE, open to the public and  live streamed here.

Urban regions in deltas and coastal lowlands face complex problems including competing land use claims, ecosystem degradation, water related diseases, and climate change. Solving these "wicked" problems requires transdisciplinary approaches, innovative ways of reasoning, and the involvement of all stakeholder groups.

Alan Yeakley and a panel of PSU PhD students will discuss a framework for solving wicked problems in urbanizing deltas, based on work from an international think tank of students, including five PSU graduate students, as part of the Radboud Honours Academy in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Explore all seminars>>