Piers Sellers Prize lecture: 19 March 2018
Professor Mark New will be receiving the Piers Sellers Prize for a world leading contribution to solution focused climate research and giving a public lecture. Book to attend.
Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town, Professor New, will be presented with the Prize at the special event, at which he will deliver Anatomy of a water crisis: climate, demographics, communication, behaviour and politics in Cape Town.
The topical lecture which falls in the same week as World Water Day (Thursday 22 March) will analyse the factors that have combined to set South Africas capital on a countdown to Day Zero (now projected to be in July 2018) when the citys taps will run dry following a one-in-384- year drought.
Place are free but must be reserved in advance. Book via Eventbrite.
The award is one of two bestowed annually in the former astronaut and climate scientists name by the Priestley International Centre for Climate. This year, the award reflects a long contribution, based on interdisciplinary research outputs and evidence of resulting impacts on climate solutions.Posted in: University news