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Scientists to Discuss the Future of Water in Afghanistan
Released: 6/11/2010 9:00:00 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Kara Capelli 1-click interview
Phone: (571) 230-6601



Population growth in the Kabul Basin, Afghanistan, due in part to returning refugees, is estimated to lead to a sixfold increase in drinking water needs by 2057. The U.S. Geological Survey is working in partnership with the Afghanistan Geological Survey to address questions of future water availability.

What: The USGS will present information on future water availability in Afghanistan based on an assessment of climate trends, water use, surface and groundwater availability and water quality.

Who: H.E. Said Tayeb Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
Matt Larsen, USGS Associate Director for Water
Jack Medlin, Regional Specialist, Asia Pacific Region, USGS International Programs
Tom Mack, USGS Hydrologist and lead scientist for the report

Where: Embassy of Afghanistan
2341 Wyoming Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
Entrance is located on the 24th Street side of the building.
Street parking is available.

When: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A traditional Afghan lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Kara Capelli at kcapelli@usgs.gov.


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