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A Current Look at Climate Change and Water in Indiana: Science and Solutions

Institute for a Sustainable Future
June 6, 2023
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM


 This virtual forum will feature speakers from Purdue, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Purdue Extension and IL-IN Sea Grant, as well as White River Alliance as they discuss water resources, climate change resilience and local action in Indiana.

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12:30-12:35        Greetings from Purdue’s Institute for a Sustainable Future and The White River Alliance

12:35-1:00       Thomas Hertel, distinguished professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue, presents and takes questions on the 5-year international research project GLASSNET, global-to-local-to-global climate dynamics, and its effects on water resources.

1:00-1:25          Keith Cherkauer, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, co-director of the Water Challenges Research Community of the Institute for a Sustainable Future, and director of the Indiana Water Resources Research Center, all at Purdue University, presents and takes questions on the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment soon-to-be released Water report.

1:25-1:45            State Resource Conservationist Shannon Zezula presents and takes questions on climate-smart agriculture funding and programs available through the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

1:45-2:05           Kara Salazar, Assistant Program Leader for Community Development and Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist of Purdue University Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, presents and takes questions on communities in Indiana undertaking climate resilience programs.

2:05-2:20             White River Alliance Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator Haley Cowart introduces the new Climate Pledge, part of the national Clear Choices-Clean Water program operated by The White River Alliance in Indianapolis.

2:20-2:30         Q&A

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