STEM Lecture Series

Thursday, February 21, 2013
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University Union, Redwood Room
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STEM Lecture Series

Issues, Myths and Potential Solutions: An Overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.  ♦  University Union, Redwood Room

FREE COMMUNITY LECTURE presented by Leo Winternitz, Senior Advisor at the Nature Conservancy

The Delta’s environmental health has been deteriorating prior to the 1970s; it’s now at a critical stage and water supply reliability has been significantly disrupted. This has resulted in a resumption of “water wars” in the Delta and calls for environmental restoration. Leo Winternitz will provide an overview of major Delta issues, discuss common myths about Delta water use and provide recommendations for the future health of the Delta’s environment and water supply. Winternitz earned his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Gonzaga University in 1975 and his M.S. in Water Resources Management from the University of San Francisco in 1992. He has over 30 years of water resource experience in California. He is currently a senior advisor for The Nature Conservancy’s water program, focusing on San Francisco Bay-Delta water and restoration issues.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Center for STEM Excellence website at The postcard/parking permit advertising the event is attached. Please forward it along to all interested parties. Questions can be directed to The Center for STEM Excellence at (916) 278-2789 or e-mail

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