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Media Advisory: USGS To Host Congressional Briefing on Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources


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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 Nationís 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 Nationís water resources.


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


Where: Room 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC


When: Friday, April 27, 2007


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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