Reminder: CZO Webinar "Policy Relevance of CZ Science," Tuesday, May 9 at 3pm ET

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 14:15

The last webinar in the 2017 CZO Webinar series is this Tuesday, May 9 at 3 pm ET with Steven Banwart (University of Leeds) presenting "Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science."

Critical Zone science is driven by curiosity and a quest for fundamental understanding of Earth’s surface system. Drivers also include a number of global grand challenges including sustainable economic development, food and water security and protection of soil, water and biodiversity resources.  A wide range of public policy initiatives tackle these challenges and require scientific evidence to prioritize the most pressing problems to tackle and to guide human intervention to find solutions.  Critical Zone science with its focus on Earth’s thin surface layer that supplies life-sustaining resources is well-placed to provide the required scientific evidence in order to support policy. Some of the high-level intergovernmental policy initiatives such as United Nations (U.N.) conventions on climate, biodiversity and desertification and U.N. sustainable development goals are introduced. Examples of how scientific evidence can support the policy aims are based on recent and ongoing Critical Zone science research. Specific examples will draw on the challenges of soil protection and agricultural production in Europe and worldwide.

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2017 CZO Webinar Series

The Most Critical CZ Problems
February 28 - 3PM ET | Susan Brantley, Penn State University

Critical Zone Services
March 14 - 3PM ET | David Breshears & Jason Field, University of Arizona

Blue Revolution: Water scarcity in a changing world
March 28 - 3PM ET | Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois

Drought resilience and water security
April 11 - 3PM ET | Roger Bales, University of California-Merced

Forecasting of Earth surface processes
April 25 - 3PM ET | Jon Pelletier, University of Arizona

Policy Relevance of Critical Zone Science
May 9 - 3PM ET | Steve Banwart, University of Leeds

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