Thursday, October 27, 2011

Congressional Briefing: "Using Science to Improve Flood Management"

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is hosting a congressional briefing entitled "Using Science to Improve Flood Management," on November 2, 2011 at 2 PM (Eastern) in room 2253 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.  The ESA release regarding the briefing notes that "The Mississippi and Missouri river watersheds saw record flooding this year. Recent congressional hearings have generated bipartisan consensus that reforms are needed to improve federal management of U.S. river systems. Two ecological scientists will describe the outcomes of these flood events and how advances in scientific understanding can help improve flood management nationwide to better protect human life, infrastructural investments and enhance water quality and fisheries productivity."

Featured speakers for the briefing will be Jeff Opperman, Senior Freshwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy; and Emily Stanley, Professor, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

To RSVP or for more information, interested parties should contact the ESA's Terence Houston at (telephone: 202.833.8773, ext. 224) by Tuesday, November 1.

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