Other London events

Liquid Landscapes: I knew you were trouble when you flowed in!

This event takes place on the first floor, sorry there is no step-free access. Snacks and fantastic pizzas can be ordered at the venue.
Past event - 2024
14 May Doors open at 7pm. Event 7:30pm - 9:00pm.
The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple,
London WC2R 3JJ
Water is everywhere and is central to all our lives! But what happens when you have too much (or too little) of a good thing? Come join us as we find out what happens ‘when the levee breaks’ - water you waiting for?!

Water from space: How can satellites help us protect our water resources?

Aidan Byrne (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Natural History Museum )
Without healthy lakes and rivers, what would we drink? How would we irrigate our crops? Monitoring our water resources is vital in a world of growing populations and a changing climate. Join me as we explore the many ways in which satellites can help us monitor and protect our inland waters. Get ready to take a step back (or up) to see the full picture of space-based water management!

Speculative City: Urban geographies of risk and value

Dr Emma Colven (Lecturer in Risk, Environment, and Society)
Flood management is shaped by both human and non-human processes, which can influence who benefits and who is harmed by urban adaptation to climate change. An important aspect of this is considering how property markets in cities at a high-risk of flooding can maintain their profitability. Therefore, this talk will explore the case studies of Miami, Florida and Jakarta, to consider how tenure status impacts the climate vulnerability of households, and their ability to benefit from state-led urban adaptation planning.

Glaciers as water towers

Benjamin Graves (PhD Candidate, Department of Geography )
Glaciers are stores of fresh water, which can contribute year-round to local water resources, supplementing contributions from precipitation and groundwater. In some regions, glacial meltwater plays a crucial role in seasonal water availability. However, these water towers are shrinking as worldwide glacier melting accelerates. In the short-term, accelerating melting increases the contribution glaciers make to local hydrological regimes, but in the long-term the volume of stored fresh water diminishes. How will this affect both the opportunities and risks which come with living in glaciated catchments over coming decades?
Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors.

Other The Devereux events

2024-05-13 Near, Far, Wherever Your Data Are The Devereux 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London, WC2R 3JJ, United Kingdom
2024-05-15 Building (Dys)Utopia: Urban dreams in the dust? The Devereux 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London, WC2R 3JJ, United Kingdom