Webcast focuses on wetlands, climate change

On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, a free Watershed Academy Webcast, "Wetlands and Climate Change," will highlight the unique challenges that wetland habitats face including rising sea levels and variable temperature and precipitation patterns. Expert instructors will discuss the issue from diverse perspectives reflecting the multifaceted approach needed to address the challenges of climate change. EPA's Watershed Academy sponsors free, monthly Webcasts for watershed practitioners from around the globe..

WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2008 -- On Tuesday, May 13th, 2008, a free Watershed Academy Webcast, "Wetlands and Climate Change," will highlight the unique challenges that wetland habitats face including rising sea levels and variable temperature and precipitation patterns. Expert instructors will discuss the issue from diverse perspectives reflecting the multifaceted approach needed to address the challenges of climate change. EPA's Watershed Academy sponsors free, monthly Webcasts for watershed practitioners from around the globe.

The Webcast will feature Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist, Global Change Research at the U.S. Geological Survey; Peter Slovinsky, Coastal Geologist, Maine Geological Survey; Jim Powell, Water Quality Standards Section Manager, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation; and David VanLuven, Hudson River Estuary Landscape Director, The Nature Conservancy-Eastern NY Chapter.

To register please visit: http://www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.

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