Michael Schnieders, president of Water Systems Engineering Inc., will present “Value of Groundwater” at 3:30 p.m. March 11 in the Hardin Hall auditorium, Room 107.
The seminar is free and open to the public. It is also the Kremer Memorial Lecture for the 2015 water seminar series.
The increased impact geographically of the 2012 drought and subsequent surge in reporting of the indirect impacts has resulted in a slight improvement in the perceived value of water by the general public. Disregard of the significant health implications of a lack of fresh water, the economic impact has brought drought and water availability concerns to the forefront of public awareness. Groundwater remains a vital and poorly understood resource to the general public. As people face growing disparity between quantity, quality and population density, water professionals must increase the efforts to remain informed and provide sound information to the public and governing officials during what will be seen as a keystone moment in planning for the future water crisis.
For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/oznm.