“Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment” — A Lecture Series

The University of Arizona College of Engineering, College of Science and the Eller College of Management presents
” Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment” — A Lecture Series
National and International Issues of Water Availability and Quality: A U.S. EPA Research Perspective

By Sally Gutierrez, Director, National Risk Assessment Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency

4:00 pm, Thursday, March 5, 2009
Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), Room 103

Water, in sufficient quantity and of needed quality to support mankind and ecological well being, as well as economic development is of critical importance to the sustainability of all nations and critical to the future of the U.S. Many factors such as climate change, population growth, human and agricultural practices influence the availability of water and its quality. In the U.S. the quality of water is governed through a number of legal constructs, importantly, the Federal Clean Water Act and the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Management of water quantity remains largely under the authority of States and localities. As we look toward the future, we must support a holistic view of water and its management, its governance and its relationship to energy. Like the energy sector, the water sector is ripe for innovation and technological advancement. EPA is supporting research in a number of areas of water resource management and has identified a number of needs. There is great opportunity for collaboration and cooperation on this important issue.
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