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M. Kravčík: Restoring Watersheds for Severe Climate Protection
April 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An Evening with Michal Kravčík: (Slovakian Hydrologist, Engineer, Goldman Prize Winner and Ashoka Fellow)
Watershed Restoration Can Protect Us from Severe Climate Impacts
We’ll explore together, employing Michal’s deep global expertise, the development of major new local initiatives and innovations of TreePeople, Kiss the Ground, the Council for Watershed Health, and the County and City of Los Angeles to protect our communities from the extreme climate impacts of drought, long term water shortages, increasing fatal heat events, flooding, and wildfires.
Michal Kravčík, Dipl Ing. PhD. is a founding member and Chairman of the NGO People And Water in his native Slovakia. Dr. Kravčík is a noted practical activist, promoting awareness and urging the restoration of vital natural water cycles needed to address global climate change effectively. In his work throughout the globe he has illustrated how disruptions to small land-based water cycles in particular, relate to many increasingly observed effects of climate change, including droughts, floods, erosion, wildfires, extreme weather events, and sea level rise. Most importantly, Dr. Kravčík has a track record of fostering action that demonstrates his theories; from creating and managing complete programs to assisting with conceptual integration, ongoing directional guidance and/or specific technical consulting for ongoing projects. Dr. Kravčík is accomplished in many areas, including as water management engineer (graduated at the Civil Engineering Faculty of Slovak Technical University, Slovakia), hydrologist, consultant, teacher, sustainable program developer, author and speaker/lecturer. He began his professional career working for eight years at the Slovak Academy of Sciences before spending several years consulting on urban storm water management practices and projects primarily in Košice (Slovakia’s second largest city).