march, 2016

15mar6:30 pmSan Antonio - Sierra Club meeting: State Climatologist discusses city's drought preparedness

Event Details

March 15 at 6:30 pm
EcoCentro, San Antonio College, 1802 N. Main, at the northeast corner with Locust St.
Free and open to the public.

State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon will present science updates on Climate Change, with specific attention to Texas climate issues, especially drought, flooding, and the current El Niño.

After Dr. Nielson-Gammon’s talk, we’ll have a brief presentation by Mike Mecke and Meredith McGuire on what San Antonio needs to do to increase our community’s drought preparedness and drought management, especially in light of climate change.

Dr. McGuire, Co-Chair of the Alamo Group’s Conservation Committee, will present his prerecorded or written message, and add her own information and brief commentary on specific drought-preparedness challenges in San Antonio. General discussion will follow.

Mike Mecke worked for the Texas Water Resources Institute as Water Resources Specialist covering Texas west of Kerrville; and prior to that for SAWS as Water Resources Planner and Agricultural Conservation Program Coordinator. He is a member of many conservation associations and has served on the boards of several including the Native Plant Society of Texas. He grew up in San Antonio and now lives in Kerrville.

For weekly updates on drought, weather, and climate change, check this website of the Office of the State Climatologist.

 

Time

(Tuesday) 6:30 pm

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