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“The Race for Groundwater: A Shrinking Resource” Lecture at Magpie’s

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Café Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 6pm

Presenter: Jen McIntosh, Professor & UA Distinguished Scholar, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Topic: Hydrology

Café Title: The Race For Groundwater – A Shrinking Resource

Inspired by Researcher: Dr. Barbara Sherwood-Lollar

Café Description:

All over the world, vast stores of water called “groundwater” lie deep below the surface. However, those groundwater supplies are shrinking rapidly, pumped out from the ‘top down’ for human consumption, and from the ‘bottom up’ by the energy industry when it uses huge quantities of water for the extraction of oil and gas. On every continent, humans are consuming groundwater resources faster than they are being replenished. In this Café, Dr. McIntosh will discuss the shrinking supply and intense competition for remaining deep groundwater resources in the United States. The talk will also highlight a prominent scientist, Dr. Barbara Sherwood-Lollar from the University of Toronto, who discovered deep, billion-year-old water resources in the earth’s crust and the microbial life that lives there. Dr. Sherwood-Lollar inspires Dr. McIntosh own career as a hydrogeologist.

Details

Date:
October 16, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://cos.arizona.edu/content/downtown-science-café-magpies-gourmet-pizza

Venue

Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza 4th Avenue
605 N. 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705 United States
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Phone:
(520) 628-1661
Website:
https://magpiespizza.com/index.html