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The Role of Science in Solving the Earth’s Emerging Water Problems THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN SOLVING THE EARTH’S EMERGING WATER PROBLEMS October 8-10, 2004 Beckman Center of the National Academies 100 Academy Drive, Auditorium Irvine, California Organized by William Jury and Henry Vaux PROGRAM Friday, October 8 6:00-8:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception (Hyatt Newporter – Plaza Arbor) Saturday, October 9 7:45 am and 8:00 am Buses Depart Hyatt Newporter to Beckman Center 8:00 am Breakfast Introductory Remarks 9:00 am Henry Vaux and William Jury Session I: Water Problems from a Global Perspective 9:15 am Malin Falkenmark (Stockholm International Water Institute), Global Problems of Water Scarcity and Conflict 10:00 am Michael Dettinger (U.S. Geological Survey and Climate Research Division/ Scripps Institution of Oceanography), The Implications of Global Change for the World’s Water Resources 10:45 am Break 11:00 am Pat Brezonik (University of Minnesota), Global Water Quality: Implications for Supply and Health 11:45 am Alexander Zehnder (Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology), Feeding a More Populous World 12:30 pm Lunch
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The Role of Science in Solving the Earth’s Emerging Water Problems Session II: Water and the Environment 2:00 pm William Lewis (University of Colorado), Evaluating the Importance of Aquatic Ecosystems 2:45 pm Barbara Bedford (Cornell University), Recent and Prospective Scientific Advances in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology 3:30 pm Break 3:45 pm Will Graf (University of South Carolina), Science for Water Development and Wildlife Preservation 4:30 pm Elías Fereres (University of Cordoba, Spanish Academy of Engineering), The Increasing Importance of the Agricultural/Environmental Tradeoff in Managing Water Resources 5:30 pm Poster Session and Reception 7:00 pm Dinner 8:45 pm and 9:00 pm Buses Depart Beckman Center for Hyatt Newporter Sunday, October 10 7:45 am and 8:00 am Buses Depart Hyatt Newporter to Beckman Center 8:00 am Breakfast Session III: New Perspectives in Water Management 9:00 am Alessandro Palmieri (World Bank), The Prospects and Problems of Storage 9:45 am Rhodes Trussell (Trussell Technologies), The Prospects for Emerging Water Technology 10:30 am Break 10:45 am Frank Rijsberman (International Water Management Institute), Soft Path Technologies for the Developing World 11:30 am Richard Evans (Sinclair-Knight-Mertz), Groundwater Resource Management Challenges in North China 12:15 pm Lunch Session IV: The Importance of Water Institutions 2:00 pm Helen Ingram (University of California, Irvine), The Importance of Institutions and Policy in Resolving Global and Regional Water Scarcity
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The Role of Science in Solving the Earth’s Emerging Water Problems 2:45 pm Steve McCaffrey (University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law), The Role of International Law 3:15 pm General Discussion and Questions 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm Buses Depart Beckman Center for Hyatt Newporter and Orange County Airport
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