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FIU in DC: Science Briefing for Policymakers - The Role of Ecosystem Science in Securing Freshwater Resources

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

SD-562, Dirksen Senate Office Building

The Role of Ecosystem Science in Securing Freshwater Resources

Science briefing for policymakers
October 4, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Association of Ecosystem Research Centers (AERC) will hold a briefing on the role of ecosystem science in securing freshwater resources. Three leading scientists will discuss the current state of scientific understanding about saltwater intrusion and the availability of small sources of freshwater across landscapes. The briefing will explore salt water intrusion in the California Bay Delta and the Everglades — two economically significant systems crucial to agriculture as well as urban residential well-being. The program will also consider the connectivity of small freshwater systems, and how they feed into larger systems and ultimately influence water quality and availability. 


Dr. Margaret Palmer
Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
Ecosystem Science of Intermittent Streams and Wetlands

Dr. Cliff Dahm
Emeritus Professor, University of New Mexico
Ecosystem Research Informing Policy in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the San Francisco Bay

Dr. Steve Davis
Senior Ecologist, The Everglades Foundation
Everglades Restoration and the Role of Science

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