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Discussion Forum: Alabama Water: What Can We Do To Keep It Clean?
October 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by The Alabama Section of the American Chemical Society presents a discussion forum:
The Future for Alabama Water – what can we do to keep it clean and plentiful?
The Alabama American Chemical Society and the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Miles College, invite you to participate in a Consortium on The Future for Alabama Water – what can we do to keep it clean and plentiful?, at 11.00 am on October 18, 2016, at Students Activity Center Mini Theater.
Alabama is seeing lots of changes lately. The ever increasing demand for water supply is a reality, mainly for bigger cities like Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. With the Cahaba River and Warrior River watersheds under constant threat from residential developments and urban run offs, are we heading towards a point of no return situation when the rivers are not fed by rain water from the buffer zones? What measures are being taken to ensure that we will keep getting clean and enough water on a daily basis in the next decade? The recent draught and flood are some extreme scenarios caused by changes in weather pattern in the Birmingham area. How can we ensure that will have enough water during draught and what measures can we take to save water during floods? We will have a group of experts from various disciplines, who will voice their opinion about the future of Alabama Water resources. Let’s hear from what these experts say about a likely future for Alabama water and let’s hear what they want to share with us, during this consortium.
The participating panel members:
Dr. Gabi Ideh – Birmingham Citizen
Dr. R. Haddock – Field Director, the Cahaba River Society
Dr. F. Cunningham – Birmingham Attorney
Dr. Woods – Environmental Scientist
Dr. Peters – Environmental Engineer, UAB
Mr. Yohance Owens: – Executive Director, Village Creek Society
Ms. Jonika Smith – Jefferson Dept. of health, Watershed Protection Division.
Mr. Nathan Honeycutt – Student, Alabama Native