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Planning a Water Conference in Mexico


- Released on Nov 01, 2010

Water is increasingly scarce around the world and the northern two-thirds of Mexico is one of the places most affected. To address issues related to water scarcity and establish a research agenda, Drs. Wendy Jepson and Douglas Sherman of the College of Geosciences, with the support of Dr. Roger Norton of the Office for Latin American Programs and Dr. Jennifer Brown of Texas A&M’s Mexico Center, are organizing an international workshop for May 11-13 in Mexico. It will be co-sponsored by the University of Guanajuato and other leading Mexican universities will participate, along with faculty from Texas A&M and other U. S. universities. The first day of the workshop will be held in Guanajuato City, Guanajuato, and then the venue will shift to the new Santa Clara facility near San Miguel de Allende for the second and third days. On October 21-22 Drs. Jepson, Sherman, Norton and Brown met with about 15 administrators from the University of Guanajuato, and they will be meeting with colleagues at the national university (UNAM) about the workshop plans at the end of January.