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Media Advisory: DRI hosts Truckee River Symposium to evaluate policy and science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 4, 2005

Reporters and Editors, Please Note

WHO: Desert Research Institute, the Nevada Water Resources Association and the Nevada Water Environment Association

WHAT: Sponsoring the 2005 Truckee River Symposium

WHERE:Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, Nev. 89512

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5

WHY: The purpose of the two-day symposium is to investigate and evaluate policy and science along the Truckee River. Discussions will provide an understanding of the Truckee River's important role in supporting northern Nevada, while serving as a valuable resource to others who utilize the Truckee River. One element of this program is to provide all groups who work on the river a comprehensive understanding of what their colleagues are doing, and to bring critical Truckee River issues to the table for discussion. Drought, water resources, technical considerations and ecological elements such as environmental and recreational perspectives will also be discussed.

HOW: There will be a poster session on Tuesday from 5:45 -7 p.m. Speakers from a variety of organizations, including DRI, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, the City of Reno and others will address topics throughout the two-day period. The invited keynote speaker at noon on Tuesday is Mike Dettinger, research hydrologist from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. The invited keynote speaker at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday is Victor R. Baker, professor of hydrology and water resources, geosciences and planetary sciences from the University of Arizona.