Mar 10 2020


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CSCE National Lecture Tour

Join us for the Saskatoon stop of the CSCE National Lecture Tour!

Join CSCE Saskatoon as we host the CSCE National Lecture Tour this March! We are excited to welcome Dr. Jean-Luc Martel, who will present about the impact global climate change is having and will have on civil engineers.

This special event will be held in the Quance Theatre of the Education Building at the University of Saskatchewan. Doors open at 6:30 pm; lecture will start at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served before the lecture.

This event is open to the public – everyone is welcome to attend!

Presentation Summary:

Infrastructure is traditionally designed with the assumption that the climate is stationary. Given the broad scientific consensus that global climate change is now occurring on a time scale shorter than the life of most infrastructure, it is clear that our design criteria must be adapted to take climate change into account. This presentation will provide a picture of future climate projections across Canada and the expected impacts of climate change on our infrastructure.

Speaker Biography:

Jean-Luc joined the firm Lasalle | NHC in 2018 as a project engineer. He has a Ph.D. in hydrology and climate change from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). He has published scientific papers and presented his research at international conferences. Jean-Luc serves on several boards and committees in addition to teaching fluid mechanics and water resources to ÉTS undergraduate students.