Guest Professor Series #1

Mon, Feb. 27, 7:00 pm
Vernon
Schubert Centre - 3505 30th Ave

 

Watersheds, Food Security & Climate Change Science
Soil & Water sources are threatened.
Hans Schreier
From the Faculty of Land & Food Systems, UBC Professor Schreier (PhD) exposes nasty facts about environmental pollution. He explains how communities can manage water to offset the effects of agricultural intensification, urban expansion & competing demands. He takes a sobering look at food security in a world troubled with waste & climate turmoil.

Dr. Hans Schreier
Monday, February 27

Hans Schreier is a professor in the Faculty of Land & Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.

 

His research focuses on watershed management, land-water interactions, soil and water pollution and geographic information systems. He has worked extensively in watershed studies in the Himalayan and Andean regions, and in Brazil, Honduras, Vietnam and Mongolia, as well as in British Columbia.

In 1996 he was recognized by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for his contribution to improve water resources management in the developing world.

In 1999 he received the Manaaki Whenua Fellowship Award by Landcare Research in New Zealand.  He completed the Himalayan-Andean Watershed Project, which resulted in the production of 9 multi-media CD-ROMs that highlighted and compared watershed projects in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Bhutan, Nepal, and China.

In 2000 he developed a WEB-based Certificate Program in Watershed Management that consists of 5 courses for graduate students and professionals from around the world by distance. So far over 1000 individuals from 24 different countries have participated in the program.

From 2003-2007 he was  Co-Leader of the Watershed Program of the Canadian Water Network National Centre of Excellence and he is a member of the Water Advisory Panel for the Columbia Basin Trust.

In 2004 he received the “Science in Action” Award from The United Nations International Year of Fresh Water, Science & Education  Program, for outstanding work in making watershed management knowledge available in Canada and in Developing Countries.

In 2008 he received the King Albert International Mountain Award for scientific accomplishment of lasing values to the world’s mountains.

 

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