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Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar

November 26, 2012

In the next Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar, Jorge Ramirez, a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, will give a talk titled, "Vulnerability of US Water Supply to Hydroeconomic and Climate Variability."

Monday, November 26
4 p.m.
Natural Resources Building, Room 109

Jorge Ramirez, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will speak at the next Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar about the vulnerability of the US water supply to climate variability.

Summary of talk

Ramirez will discuss how his findings suggest that the wetter areas of the U.S. are the most sensitive to future changes in precipitation and potential evaporation and plant transpiration as well as the regions for which the largest changes in those drivers are expected. He'll explain that the largest relative decreases in water yield are expected to occur in the Southern and Southeastern U.S., that moderate relative decreases are projected for the Central Great Plains and California, and that relative increases are projected for the Northern East Coast and the Lower Colorado River Basin and Texas.

Additionally, Ramirez will spend time discussing the vulnerability of different regions and how they relate to the U.S. water supply system.

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Reagan Waskom. The lecture schedule can be viewed on the CWI website.

Sponsored by CSU Water Center & School of Global Environmental Sustainability.


Contact: Nancy Grice
E-mail: nancy.grice@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6724