Watering the Farm: Stanford's Water Systems Old and New, Near and Far

Speaker: David Freyberg, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and FSI

Ever since the Farm was a farm, managing water on Stanford’s lands has been a challenge and adventure.  Today, Stanford University operates a complex water source, distribution, and management system that typifies the challenges of managing water resources in a densely-populated, semi-arid environment.  Stanford operates old dams and new fish passageways, pumps ground water from wells and diverts water from streams both local and distant, reclaims used water for further use and discharges storm water to local creeks and the Bay.  Professor Freyberg's talk will discuss Stanford’s water resources and systems, looking both to the past and to the future.

When:
Wednesday, October 13, 2010. 5:30 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where:
Room 2, Building 200 (History Corner) (Map)
Audience:
Faculty/Staff
Alumni/Friends
General Public
Students
Members
Tags:
Lecture / Reading
Environment
Engineering
Sponsor:
Stanford Historical Society
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Admission:
Free

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