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Many people know that tropical cyclones and hurricanes cause high winds and storm surges. But two of their other effects, heavy rainfall and inland flooding, can be just as dangerous and impact larger areas.
Marc Edwards, Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and an expert on water treatment and corrosion, will present the Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Lecture, titled The Flint Michigan Water Crisis: Miracle or Disaster?", from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Many people talk about improving water quality in Iowa — and, by extension, shrinking the "Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico — but Larry Weber is doing something about it.