University Council on Water Resources 2013 Conference

University Council on Water Resources 2013 Conference

As water demand increases and regional climates change, an important scientific challenge will be to understand and predict how ecological functions will respond and change to climatic and anthropogenic stresses. An understanding of changing ecological functions will be needed to manage water resources in a sustainable manner that will provide for future water needs and maintain healthy ecosystems The earth's growing population will continue to increase water demand for domestic, agricultural and industrial uses. When combined with a changing climate, this will increase the pressure on ecosystem functions needed to maintain healthy environments and sustainable water resources. UCOWR and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading water managers, educators, researchers, and other professionals from across the country to beautiful Lake Tahoe, straddling the Nevada-California state lines.