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January 22, 2009

Adell Amos and Patricia McDowell Present January 29 ENR Fireside Conversation

The University of Oregon School of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program along with the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, continues its “Seeking Sustainable Solutions: A Series of Fireside Conversations on Global Warming 2008-09″ with a joint presentation by Assistant Law Professor Adell Amos and Geography Professor Patricia McDowell. Amos and McDowell will discuss, “Water for People and the Environment: Conflict, Compromise, and New Directions.”

Professor McDowell has been affiliated with the University of Oregon since 1982, serving as associate vice president of research from 1990-1992 and head of the Department of Geography from 1993-1996. Her current research project uses evidence from historic large floods to understand the spatial pattern and controls of channel changes resulting from large floods, and to determine whether human response to historic floods has limited the ability of rivers to regenerate fish habitat.

Professor Amos joined the Oregon Law faculty after practicing environmental and natural resources law for six years with the Solicitor’s Office at the United States Department of the Interior and now serves as director of the law school’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. Her scholarship addresses citizen participation in water rights adjudications, the relationship between federal and state governments on water resource management, and the role of administrative agencies in setting national and local water policy.

The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 29, at the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law located in Knight Law Center 225. It is free and open to all members of the university community.

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