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Scientist and Sustainability Expert to Speak on “Chasing Water” at Saint Leo February 5

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 18, 2019

Internationally known water scientist, author, and sustainability educator Brian Richter will speak at Saint Leo University in east Pasco County on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., in Selby Auditorium, Lewis Hall. His topic is “Chasing Water in a Dynamically Changing World.”

The talk is open to the public and there is no charge for admission or parking.

Saint Leo is located at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. The main entrance is four miles east of Interstate 75. Lewis Hall is a three-story building immediately visible just inside the main entrance; visitors can enter Selby Auditorium directly from outdoors. Parking is available in surface lots or the campus garage.

Richter worked for 30 years in water science in leading roles for the Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization. He has worked extensively on challenges surrounding river protection and restoration efforts. Richter currently serves as president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization based in Charlottesville, VA, and promotes sustainable water management to local communities, governments, and corporations.

Richter’s most recent book is called Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability and was published in 2014 by Island Press. He earned the Master of Science degree in earth resources and hydrology from Colorado State University, and an undergraduate degree in environmental biology and journalism at San Diego State University.

For more information on attending the talk, please leave a voicemail for Megan Orendorf Case at the College of Arts and Sciences at (352) 588-8401, or email her at [email protected].

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