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Sustainability of the global sand system in the Anthropocene

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Geography & GIS
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Feb 18, 2022   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Aurora Torres, UCLouvain, Belgium
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Registration
Registration
Contact
Department of Geography & GIS
E-Mail
geography@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

Here’s a riddle: When 24 Indonesian islands mysteriously disappear, one of the world’s deadliest crime syndicates rises to power, and 8 cities the size of New York are stamped out of the ground every year for the next three decades — what connects them all? Surprisingly, sand. In this seminar, Aurora Torres will talk about her journey from Road Ecology to Sand sustainability. She will provide an overview of her research on global challenges associated with a growing demand for sand, including impacts on biodiversity and human conflicts, and sand mining transitions.

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