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Global Water Expert to Discuss Water in a Changing World


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Brian Richter Event

LOGAN - Brian Richter, chief scientist for the water program of The Nature Conservancy and a global leader in water science and conservation, will speak about “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at Utah State University, October 28 at 4 p.m. in the Agricultural Sciences Building Campbell Auditorium, room 101.

Richter, has focused his career on water science and conservation for more than 25 years. In his work with The Nature Conservancy, Richter promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations and local communities. He is also president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization, and has consulted on more than 120 water projects worldwide.

Richter has developed numerous scientific tools and methods to support river protection and restoration, including the Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration software which is used internationally. He is the author of Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability and co-author, with Sandra Postel, of Rivers for life: Managing Water for People and Nature.

Richter’s lecture is free and open to the public and hosted by USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences as part of the university’s Year of Water, a celebration highlighting water-issues and water research, including the local and international impact of water research and teaching at USU.

More information about water research at USU can be found at For more information about the Global Water Policy Project, visit

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