David (Dave) Sauchyn

Company: University of Regina
Position: Research Professor
Website: http://www.parc.ca/research_professors_sauchyn.htm
Presentation: Modelling for Climate Variability
Dave Sauchyn is Research Professor at the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative (PARC) at the University of Regina. His main research interests are the climate and hydrology of the past millennium in Canada’s western interior and how knowledge of the past can inform scenarios of future climate and water supplies. He is Co-Director of the new 5-year project “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas” (VACEA) involving research in Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and western Canada. Dave has been an invited expert witness on climate change in the Canadian Senate and House of Commons, and at forums hosted by provincial premiers and environment ministers. He is senior editor and co-author of the book The New Normal: The Canadian Plains in a Changing Climate published in fall, 2010.