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UC Riverside to host 3-day international meeting on drought
Date:3/10/2010

eeks, it is still necessary to design drought preparedness policies. Scholars at UCR have worked on drought and water scarcity issues in California, the United States, and around the world. They will take the lead on future drought research in various disciplines that will come out of this symposium."

A free public event "A World With Less Water: Discussion on Drought Policy" will be held Friday, March 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Marriott Hotel. A panel comprised of water policy makers will discuss drought issues, answer questions from the audience, and discuss what steps California and other drought-prone regions can take to ameliorate and avoid drought. Registration is not needed to attend the public event.

The International Drought Symposium is sponsored by the Water Science and Policy Center and the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at UCR; the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy; the National Science Foundation; the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority; and the Western Municipal Water District. Additional sponsors from Australia, Mexico, South Africa, and Spain can be found here.

A proceedings volume will be published following the meeting. It will include information about current and best practices in the field of drought impact, mitigation and preparedness.


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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
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