July 26, 2019
Director & Research Fellow at System Dynamics Society Conference
Director James Orbinski and Planetary Health Research Fellow Byomkesh Talukder attended the 37th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, July 21-25, 2019. The conference theme was “Resilience and Sustainability in a Changing World.”
Dr. Talukder presented a paper titled Complex Adaptive Modelling of Climate Change Health Impacts in Coastal Bangladesh. He looked at Bangladesh's coastal areas, where the causally associated impacts of climate change (e.g., sea level rise and encroaching salinity), natural calamities (e.g., cyclones, storm surges, floods), inadequate development and the difficulties of livelihood have created a highly vulnerable and complex context.
The paper was co-written by Drs. Orbinski and Talukder as well as collaborators from the University of California, Irvine, Disaster & Emergency Management at York University, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in Malawi, Dignitas International, and the University of Waterloo.