Saturday, March 13, 2010

Abel Wolman Lecture 2010: Flowing Water, In and For Cities

WELL worth your time if you are in/around DC on April 14th.

2010 Abel Wolman Lecture
Flowing Water, In and For Cities

Dr. Judy L. Meyer
Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia

4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010

National Academy of Sciences Keck Center 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC Register at

Flowing Water, In and For Cities

We live in a rapidly urbanizing world whose cities depend upon but also profoundly impact flowing water ecosystems. Headwater stream ecosystems are crucial capillaries of river networks, but these tributaries are under appreciated, poorly protected, and particularly vulnerable to the impacts of urbanization. These impacts result in an "urban stream syndrome" that has multiple symptoms and causes, many of which will be exacerbated under future climate conditions. Some municipalities have recognized these threats to the ecosystem services provided by flowing water and have pioneered approaches that reduce the impacts of urbanization on streams and rivers. These innovations provide benefits now and offer hope for the future. These are the topics on which Judy Meyer will focus in her 2010 Abel Wolman Lecture.

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