Will we have enough water in the future, and is California’s drought last year going to be the new normal? Not wanting to leave these questions to a crystal ball, enter people like research hydrologist Gordon Grant of the US Forest Service and OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
Grant will be presenting at Science Pub this month with “Where’s Water? How Geology and Climate Conspire to Dictate the Future of Water in the West.” Realistically, the availability and distribution of water will look very different in 50 years.
The evening will focus on the knowledge gained over the last 30 years about the location of water in the Willamette Basin and the western US and how we can help keep water available.
Grant’s research centers around watershed and river dynamics, particularly the interactions between geological, hydrological, and climatic processes in creating landscape.
Corvallis Science Pub is free and open to the public. The presentation runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old World Deli, located at 341 SW 2nd Street in Corvallis.