Global warming and climate change have brought new attention to the issues surrounding the use, supply, and management of water in academic, policy, and business communities. Global Water: 2010 and Beyond is a two-day forum for librarians, scholars, and archivists that will survey the types of documentation and data pertaining to social, economic, political, and environmental aspects of water. The forum will be of particular interest to researchers, librarians and archivists in the fields of government and NGO information, environmental science, climate change, public policy, development, and economics.
On day one, scholars and public policy experts will describe new and emerging lines of water-related research, and will survey the types of documentation and data upon which such research relies. And librarians and archivists will discuss the challenges encountered in preserving and ensuring access to traditional and electronic source materials on water supply and use. Featured speakers include Donald Worster, professor of U.S. History and Environmental Studies at the University of Kansas; John Faundeen, Archivist, U.S. Geological Survey, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center; and Greg Hobbs, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court.
On the morning of day two, librarians and archivists will explore and formulate ways to improve support of water-related research and policy-making.
A detailed agenda is available at http://www.crl.edu/events/6674/agenda.
The GRN Forum will be held at:
818 17th Street
Attendees must register in advance of the forum. Registration is $125 per person, but free for representatives of CRL and GWLA libraries. For registration, go to: http://www.crl.edu/events/6674/registration
Event Contact: James Simon (email@example.com, 773-955-4545, ext 324)
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