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Water resource expert to speak, March 1

A lecture titled "In Search of a National Water Policy: Learning From Katrina, Dry Canals and Pallid Sturgeon" is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in McCosh 50.

Gerald Galloway, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Maryland, will examine the issues surrounding water resource management, specifically as they relate to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, conflicts over water use in major river basins and the decline of species such as the Pacific salmon.

Galloway, a former Army Corps brigadier general and former dean at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, has testified before several congressional committees and has been quoted frequently since Katrina on the rebuilding of New Orleans and the need for a national flood plan.

The event, designated as a Louis Clark Vanuxem Lecture, is sponsored by University Public Lecture Series.

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