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Solutions Seminar: Collaborative Solutions for the Mighty Columbia
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 6:30pm

 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS SEMINAR SERIES 
Join us for a visionary series of free seminars from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Heejun Chang, Professor of Geography
and Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Wednesday, October 12
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Avenue
Free and open to the public.

The highly developed Columbia is a vast river basin that for decades has been mired with seemingly unsolvable problems. The stresses of climate change, urban growth and regulatory conflicts only multiply these problems. Any viable solutions will require unprecedented collaboration and examination of all of the issues at not one but many scales. As a model for how to go forward, a collaboration of Portland State researchers – engineers, social and natural scientists – is examining three sub-basins for vulnerabilities in water supply, demand and quality, engaging stakeholders in diagnosing and solving complex water problems.