WWU talk will cover water-resource management

Hart Hodges, director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research, will present a talk on water-resource management on Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment’s speaker series.

Hodges’ talk, titled “Issues in Water Resource Management,” will focus on answering the following questions:

– Do you know where the water in the Colorado River goes?
– Do you know why some farmers can pump water from the streams that run next to their farms, but others aren’t allowed to?
– When you pay your water bill, do you know what your bill actually covers?
– How—and why—has per capita water consumption changed in the U.S. over the past 20 years?

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 105 of WWU’s Communications Facility. It will also include a Q-and-A session.

Hodges is an associate professor in WWU’s Department of Economics. He holds a doctorate in economics, and earned a master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University, where he studied water resource systems.

For more information, contact Huxley College at 360-650-3520.

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