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Water and Climate Expert Brad Udall to Speak at UTEP

Brad Udall, senior water and climate research scientist/scholar at Colorado State University’s Colorado Water Institute, will present a Centennial Lecture about water in the American Southwest.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is presented by UTEP President Diana Natalicio and UTEP’s Center for Environmental Resource Management. A reception will follow the presentation.

Udall is an expert on climate change, hydrology and related policy issues of the American West. He has spent months in Australia studying their water reforms over the last five years. He has provided congressional testimony, input to several National Academy of Science panels, and has given hundreds of talks on climate change impacts to water resources, water law and water policy.

A contributing author to the 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report, Udall was the lead author of the water sector chapter of the 2009 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.

Udall has collaborated with the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub and was a co-investigator with the Department of Interior Southwest Climate Science Center.

Udall was formerly the Director of Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment at the University of Colorado Law School and Director of the University of Colorado NOAA Western Water Assessment.

His education includes an engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Colorado State University. Udall’s research is crucial in recording climate change within the West and how it will impact the region in the near future.

The Centennial Lecture Series invites noteworthy speakers to the UTEP campus to share their perspectives on a broad range of contemporary issues that are likely to impact our society, culture and lives in the years ahead.

What: Centennial Lecture on “The Evolving Water Crisis in the American Southwest” by Brad Udall

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Where: Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 116, UTEP campus