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Building adaptive capacity for water management--the role of knowledge and...

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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series Maria Carmen Lemos, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement at the School for Environment and Sustainability and Co-Director of the Great Lakes Sciences and Assessments Center at the University of Michigan, will present, "Building adaptive capacity for water management--the role of knowledge and power."

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This talk focuses on the role of scientific knowledge in informing water management, with particular attention to how knowledge intersects with democracy and governance in shaping adaptive capacity for integrated water management models. I will talk about my empirical research in this area, especially exploring case studies and broader comparative analysis in Brazil and the Great Lakes region of North America.

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Maria Carmen Lemos is Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Engagement at the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and co-Director of the Great Lakes Sciences and Assessments Center (GLISA) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on the use of scientific knowledge in environmental public policymaking in Latin America and the U.S., especially related to climate change (adaptation and adaptive capacity building) and the co-production of science and policy (the different means to narrow the gap between useful and usable knowledge). She was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-AR5) and has served in a number of the US National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences committees including Restructuring Federal Climate Research to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change (2009), America Climate Choice Science Panel (2010) and the Board on Environmental Change and Society (2008-2014). She has MSc. and PhD degrees in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT.

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