Are We Running Dry? | Newberry

Are We Running Dry?

The Future of Water Supply and Demand in the USA
Friday, March 13, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Jim Montgomery, DePaul University
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Water resources are essential to society and ecosystems. Unabated urbanization has placed incredible stress on water supply, demand, and quality, and these stresses are likely to be compounded by climate change. In some areas climate change is likely to increase the demand for water, while at the same time shrinking already scarce water resources. However, in other areas climate change may result in higher rainfall, rising sea levels and increased flooding. Climate change may also lead to severe decreases in water quality, particularly in the Midwest, due to increased runoff of sewage-laded stormwater runoff into lakes and rivers. This seminar will focus on current supply of and demand for water resources in the world, the USA, and Chicago, with significant emphasis devoted to the projected impacts of climate change on future supply and demand locally, regionally, and nationally.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all Newberry Teachers’ Consortium seminars opens September 4, 2014.

For NTC registration information, please contact Charlotte Ross at rossc@newberry.org.