"The Politics of Mississippi River Diversions for Delta Renewal: Bringing New Science to Bear"
Sr. Research Scientist
University of Texas at Austin
Institute for Geophysics
When: Friday, January 16, 2008, 10:30 AM
Where: J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Bldg. 196, Rm 1.603
Host: Sean Gulick, UTIG
The Mississippi River is at the center of the issue of coastal restoration and hurricane protection in Louisiana. The river is being trumpeted as the sediment source for addressing the proposed massive public works effort. This has setup a situation where the scientific community is struggling to provide the decision-makers with the "how", "where" and "with what effect" about sediment removal from the lower river. The focus of this tech talk with be on our recent efforts to improve the basic scientific understanding of sedimentary processes in the lower Mississippi River to address these applied scientific issues.