Water resources in a changing world focus of ESPE series

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As the droughts in Australia and Southern Africa continue and the U.S. experiencing its second wettest year on record, the Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE) Winter Seminar Series will focus on water resources challenges in a changing environment.

The series, now in its 23rd year, is a focal point of the ESPE program's curriculum.

All talks are at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial. They are free and open to the public.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 12, with William Alley, director of Science and Technology for the National Groundwater Association discussing the challenges of the world's growing dependence on groundwater.”

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Casey Brown, professor of civil and environmental engineering at UMass Amherst, will discuss water resource planning under climate change.

Wednesday, March 4: Desiree Plata ’03, professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT, will discuss fracking and water quality.

For more information about the series and the speakers, visit the website.