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The American Geophysical Union and American Geosciences Institute Invites You to a Public Briefing on

From Mississippi to the Gulf:
Water Quality and Security

Wednesday, April 30, 2012
Rayburn House Office Building 2325
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Invitation Flyer

Video of the Briefing (YouTube)


Michael McPhaden, President of the American Geophysical Union

Nancy Rabalais, Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Presentation: (PDF)

Carol Kendall, Research Hydrologist/Geochemist, U.S. Geological Survey
Presentation: (PDF)

Larry McKinney, Executive Director, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Presentation: (PDF)

Overview: Monitoring the condition of our nation's waterways is vital to ensuring our country's continued health and prosperity. Join us as our panel of experts discusses water quality from the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the Gulf of Mexico, and what issues we face two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf.

The Hazards Caucus Alliance, an informal network of organizations concerned about reducing the risk of hazards – - invites your participation in this briefing and in future events.  For more information, please contact Maeve Boland 703-379-2480 ext. 228;

Contributed by Linda Rowan, AGI Geoscience Policy Staff.

Posted May 16, 2012

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