Climate Science Center Hosting Second Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Panel

The panel discussion will focus on the effects of climate change on local and regional water issues.

WHAT: Texas Tech Climate Science Center Interdisciplinary Seminar Series panel discussion

This panel discussion, hosted by the Texas Tech Climate Science Center, will feature four professors from various departments at Texas Tech University to discuss the effects climate change has on water and water resources both locally and regionally.

Featured panelists are Chuck West, a professor and Thornton Distinguished Chair in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and the administrative director of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation; Alex Pearl, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech School of Law and the associate director of the Center for Water Law and Policy; Kerry Griffis-Kyle, an associate professor of wetland ecology in the Department of Natural Resources Management; and Ken Rainwater, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering and the former director of the Texas Tech Water Resources Center (2002-12).

The panel discussion is free and open to the public but seating is limited.

WHEN: Noon Tuesday (March 1)

WHERE: Experimental Sciences Building, Room 120

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CONTACT: Jennifer Vanos, assistant professor, Department of Geosciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3319 or

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