Conservation Matters August 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

International Water Seminar Series features Brazilian and local experts

The Texas A&M University Water Management and Hydrological Sciences program will offer its International Water Seminar Series in partnership with researchers from Brazil beginning Sept. 5. Seminars will be held every Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the KAMU-TV studio.

Speakers include experts from Texas A&M, University of Pernambuco, Sandia National Laboratories and Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation discussing topics such as the impacts of climate change, water management and water quality issues.

The first lecture, "Global Climate Change," will be given by Texas A&M's Dr. Jerry North. The Sept. 12 lecture will feature Dr. Carlos Augusto Shettini from the University of Pernambuco speaking about "Global Changes in Coastal Areas in Brazil." Dr. Bruce McCarl, from Texas A&M, will cover "Climate Change and Agriculture" Sept. 19, and Dr. Rubens Gondim, of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, will present on "Climate Change and Irrigation Water Needs in the Semiarid Northeast" Sept. 26.

Following lectures will focus on water planning and allocation, urban storm water management, river restoration and water quality, among other topics. Students and faculty are invited to interact and discuss with the speakers and students from Brazil via live televised sessions. For more information, contact Rosario Sanchez Flores at Rosario@geos.tamu.edu.

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