Final two spring water lectures are April 20, 25

The final two lectures in UNL's four-month, 16-lecture spring water and natural resources seminar will deal with how climate change may affect Canada's water resources and the realities of moving large amounts of water over long distances.

Each of the lectures is free to the public and they conclude UNL's annual spring water seminar, which presents the lectures weekly, beginning in early January.

At 3:30 p.m. April 20, meteorologist Edward Sudicky of the University of Waterloo will talk about how future climate change may have significant impact on Canadian water resources, both in terms of quantity and quality. Sudicky will quantify his discussion by presenting historical meteorological, hydrological and hydrogeological data.

The lecture, in Bessey Hall room 117, is cosponsored by UNL's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

A panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. April 25 in the Hardin Hall auditorium, is the final installment in this year's spring seminar. Panelists will give brief individual comments then will discuss the economics, engineering and law behind the realities of attempting to move large amounts of water over long distances, as is sometimes proposed as a means of getting water from where it is to where it may be needed most.

Panelists are Lincoln water and natural resources attorney Don Blankenau of Blankenau Wilmoth LLP, senior engineer Terry McArthur with HDR Engineering in Lincoln, and attorney and immediate past director of Aurora Water, Mark Pifher of Aurora, Colo.

Lectures are sponsored by UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources; the Nebraska Water Center, which is part of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute; and UNL's School of Natural Resources.

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