As part of its Caribbean Conferences 20 (CC20), the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture: “Los retos del cambio climático en las costas de Puerto Rico y la República Dominicana” [The challenges of climate change on the coasts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic] by Dr. Maritza Barreto (Graduate School of Planning, UPR-Río Piedras) and Dr. Rafael Méndez Tejeda (UPR-Carolina). The activity will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.
Description: During the last decade, there have been several changes observed in the distribution and quality of coastal natural resources in the Caribbean. Various natural and human factors have been the triggers that have disrupted the coastal morphology, which in many cases results in erosion. In this presentation, Drs. Barreto and Méndez Tejeda analyze case studies from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic as examples of the current state of the coast and its relationship with climate change. As part of the lecture, they will offer recommendations on short-, medium- and long-term strategies to promote resilient coasts that allow for conservation of resources for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu
Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome by Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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