6/12/07

Contact: Brian Keeter, (334) 844-4650 (bkeeter@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)

AU WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCE TO FEATURE EXPERTS ON WATER ISSUES, DROUGHT

AUBURN - Scientists, industry leaders and government officials will gather at Auburn University June 14 -15 to seek solutions to growing problems with the availability, quality, protection and utilization of the nation’s water supply. Experts will be available to discuss effects of the current drought and what methods, such as irrigation, can help combat the problem.

The conference, “Bridging the Gap Between Science, People and Policies,” at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will examine the impact of water resources upon:

- Human Health
- Food Production
- Homeland Security
- Economic Growth
- Recreation

Speakers will include:

- Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project
- Peter Jutro, Deputy Director for Science and Policy at the National Homeland Security
Research Center, Environmental Protection Agency
- Joel Hansel, Regional Human Health Criteria Expert and Water Quality Standards -
Coordinator at the Environmental Protection Agency
- Doug Wilson, Executive Director of the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center

For a complete list of speakers and times, see http://www.nrmdi.auburn.edu/water/conference/2007/agenda.php.

More information about the AU Water Resources Center can be found online at http://www.nrmdi.auburn.edu/water/conference/2007.
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