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Media Advisory: USGS To Host Congressional Briefing on Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources
Released: 4/24/2007 11:44:47 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Karen Wood 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4447

In the coming decades, climate change may significantly alter the availability of water across the United States and beyond.  Growing population centers in already stressed areas, such as the arid West, will be particularly challenged. Come hear how USGS and its partners are working together to provide the science that resource managers and communities need to address the potential impacts of climate change on the Nation's water resources.

What: The USGS will host a congressional briefing on how science can be used to address the potential impacts of climate change on the Nation's water resources.

Who: Chris Milly, USGS
Kathy Jacobs, Arizona Water Institute
Curt Schmutte, California Metropolitan Water District

Where: Room 2261 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

When: Friday, April 27, 2007
10:00 a.m.

Sponsors: United States Senator Jeff Bingaman
United States Senator Lisa Murkowski
United States Representative James Moran
United States Representative Earl Blumenauer
United States Representative Wayne Gilchrest

Host: Interstate Council on Water Policy

To access information about the USGS Congressional Briefing Series, visit www.usgs.gov/solutions.

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