New Waves March 2008

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Texas A&M scientists participating in climate change conference

Several Texas A&M University scientists will join other national and state researchers speaking at the climate change conference, "Forecast: Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water," April 28-30, 2008, at the Texas State Capitol Extension in Austin.

The conference will feature national climate change scientists who have conducted cutting-edge work in the prediction of global warming and the impending changes on the earth's climate and state scientists who are working to understand the impacts on Texas and its water resources.

Texas A&M scientists speaking at the conference are Dr. Bruce McCarl, regents professor of agricultural economics; Dr. Gerald North, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences; Dr. Andrew Dessler, professor of atmospheric sciences; Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences and the State of Texas climatologist; Dr. Vijay Singh, professor of biological and agricultural engineering and holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering; and Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

The conference is hosted by the River Systems Institute of Texas State University and is co-hosted by Texas Water Resources Institute of Texas A&M AgriLife, and the Environmental Sciences Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-sponsors include Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Lower Colorado River Authority, Magnolia Charitable Trust, the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, Meadows Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey.

To find about more about the conference, visit the conference Web site.

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