Tuesday, February 3, 2015

UDC to Host 2015 Water Resources Research Symposium

The UDC Water Resources Research Institute  will host the 2015 National Capital Region Water Resources Symposium on April 10, 2015. The symposium, themed Urban Water Management and Resilience in Uncertain Times, will bring together experts from governmental agencies, academia, the private sector, and non-profits to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable management of water resources and infrastructure in the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Featured speakers include Daniel Zarrilli, Director of the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency for the City of New York (keynote), and panelists: Carolyn Kousky (Resources for the Future), Vicki Arroyo (The Georgetown Climate Center), Mary M. Cheh (Ward 3 Council Member, District of Columbia), and Panel Moderator Roland C. Steiner. In addition, 25 papers will be presented at four con-current sessions and poster exhibits. View the full agenda and register online. Early, discounted registration will be offered until April 6, 2015. 

The symposium is also co-hosted by the AWRA- NCRS, Institute for Water Resources, and the University of the District of Columbia. The National Capital Region (NCR), encompassing the District of Columbia, and parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, has unique and challenging opportunities for sustainable management of water resources and water infrastructures. The region makes up a large portion of the watershed for the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S; contains rivers which provide for the water needs of nearly six million people; and hosts many organizations and entities that consider water resources as their primary focus.

The event will be held at the David A. Clarke School of Law, located at 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW. 

WRRI is part of the Center for Sustainable Development of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia. For more information on CAUSES, visit www.udc.edu/causes. For questions, please contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa at tdeksissa@udc.edu  or (202) 274-5273.  

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