VCU’s Rice Rivers Center Working To Preserve Water Resources
The World Resources Institute has just released a report that 17 countries around the world are under extreme risk of running out of water, and though Virginia has been considered a water-rich state, it is beginning to face some of the same pressures. Charles Fishburne reports. Transcript: Charles Fishburne: That is especially true in Tidewater. Greg Garman: Trying to pull more waters out of coastal rivers. Fishburne: VCU’s Rice Rivers Center’s Director Greg Garman. Garman: Trying to pull more ground water out of coastal aquifers, and most of these resources are already stretched. Fishburne: He says it is mostly rising populations, climate change and rising sea levels. Garman: And so we are working real hard with engineers, with policy makers. Fishburne: Garman says the Rice Center is about taking good science and applying it to good policy. Garman: Not only create awareness of the problem but then provide the science that will be necessary to tackle these problems in the most effective way possible. Charles Fishburne VPM News.
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