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Contact: Ruth Hallsworth
March 14, 2007
Water, climate change featured at Maine conference
ORONO - The myths and realities of our water supplies will be the feature presentation at the 2007 Maine Water Conference at the Augusta Civic Center on March 21. M. Gordon "Reds" Wolman, professor of geography and international affairs at Johns Hopkins University, is delivering the plenary presentation. Wolman is an award-winning scientist and National Academy of Sciences member, and a pioneer in the study of how rivers influence the landscape.
Wolman's presentation on humankind's relationship with water will provide background for a talk on climate change in the Northeast by Cameron Wake. Wake, a research associate professor at the University of New Hampshire, is reconstructing climate change from ice cores recovered from glaciers, as well as investigating the links between air quality and human health in New England. As part of the Northeast Climate Impact Assessment, he co-authored two research papers and a series of reports detailing past and future climate change in the Northeast.
These lunchtime presentations will serve as a link between morning and afternoon sessions covering topics from volunteer river monitoring, climate, landscape change, and toxic contaminants, to sustainable water use, current legislative issues, municipal planning, and water science education.
The annual Maine Water Conference is sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine, with support from various state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Maine businesses.
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