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Walter Presents to Host Drought, Climate Change and California's Water Panel

California State University, Bakersfield's (CSUB) Walter W. Stiern Library will be presenting Drought, Climate Change and California Water, a panel discussion on the current California drought and the potential impact of global climate change on the dynamics of water resources in the state. The panel presentation, which will take place on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 pm in the Library's Dezember Reading Room, will feature three prominent participants whose research and scholarship focus on the development of natural water systems in California and in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

“The effect of climate change on our dire water situation is an issue that affects the well being of all of us who live in California. These speakers will bring some light to this topic for us and offer interesting insights,” said Library Dean, Curt Asher.

The panel examines the current water crisis from the perspective of scholars and writers who study it. Ms. Braxton Little, an environmental journalist, has written about the effects of climate change and drought on forest fires in the Sierras. Braxton Little lives in the rural Sierras and writes extensively on the environment for national and international publications. She recently returned from an assignment for National Geographic in the Galapagos Islands.  She is also a longtime correspondent for the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Joining Braxton Little on the panel will be Dr. Rob Negrini, CSU Bakersfield geologist, whose work includes a compilation of 20,000 years of Sierra streamflow to the Central Valley; and Brian Pitts, a CSU Bakersfield geologist, who teaches the course “Water in the West.”

For more information, please contact 654-3042. This event is free to the public. Parking will be available on January 26. To claim your parking permit at one of the machines, press “#4528997,” then press OK. The letter “D” will appear on the permit machine and will will show your authorization code. A permit will print below. 

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