English Hydrologist To Speak Feb. 10 at NMSU Water Lecture
Date: Jan. 26, 2005
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LAS CRUCES – Computer models that can simulate the hydrologic cycle from
rainfall to river flow will be in the spotlight Feb. 10 at a New Mexico State
University water lecture series.
“New Mexico could use a simple, user-friendly hydrologic model to involve
local people in an investigation of water resource options,” said Geoff Kite,
a hydrologist and consultant with Hydrologic Solutions, a British-based
Newly developed computer models can run on a personal computer or laptop. Users
can change input data, such as dam operations and diversions, to see the effects
on water supplies, he said.
“Water demand in many areas is reaching the limits of supply,” Kite said.
“Water resources planning and management is needed to ensure optimum
allocation of these resources.”
Kite will speak at 3 p.m. in Room 105 of Wooton Hall, located on the western
edge of campus. His free, public seminar titled “What links the Egyptian
Pyramids, the Greek City of Ephesus and a Chinese take-away?” is part of a
water lecture series from NMSU’s Water Task Force, Water Resources Research
Institute and the civil and geological engineering department.
For more than 35 years, Kite has worked in hydrology and water engineering
projects across the globe. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil
engineering from the University of Durham, England, and a master’s degree in
hydrology from Colorado State University. His doctorate in water resources
engineering is from the University of Ottawa.
Upcoming water lecture series speakers include on March 10 Nolan Doesken,
assistant state climatologist with the Colorado Climate Center’s Department of
Atmospheric Sciences, and on April 7 Thomas Schmugge, NMSU’s new Gerald Thomas
Chair in Food Production and Natural Resources.
For more information, or if you are an individual with a disability who is in
need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, please
contact Leeann DeMouche at (505) 646-3973 or firstname.lastname@example.org before the event.
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