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US-French Symposium on Water, Food Security and Climate Change in Purdue

May 7, 2010

Purdue University will host a joint U.S.-French symposium on developing partnerships to deal with sustainable water management and agriculture in an era of climate and global change. The symposium, scheduled for May 11-12, is being organized by Purdue's Global Engineering Program and the Office for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in Chicago. More than 100 scientists from international universities, research labs, industries, and public and private policy-making agencies are expected to attend. Topics to be addressed include water resource management under shortages and climate extremes; impact of human activities on agricultural water quality and the impact of water quality on agriculture; drinking water quality; and the impact of climate changes on ground water.

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