Washington, D.C., Think Tank Â??resources for the Future’ President to Give Public Lecture at Colorado State March 11

The Fort Collins and campus communities are invited to attend a public lecture at Colorado State University by Paul Portney, president of Resources for the Future, a Washington, D.C. environmental policy think tank, at 7 p.m. March 11 in Ammons Hall. As part of the university’s 24th Annual Hydrology Days conference, Portney will present "Numbers Tell the Tale: The Role of Data in Environmental Policymaking," which will address the need for a Bureau of Environmental Statistics.

Portney’s talk, sponsored by the American Institute of Economics, is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1952 as an independent institute dedicated exclusively to analyzing environmental, energy and natural resource topics, Resources for the Future gathers under one roof a unique community of scholars conducting impartial research to enable policymakers to make sound choices. Portney assumed his role as president of the organization in 1995.

Resources for the Future’s staff of more 100 people in its Washington, D.C., headquarters is supplemented by 20 university fellows, four academic fellowship and internship programs that have supported numerous scholars and students, and a network of scholars and practitioners that span the globe from Uganda and China to Mexico and Russia.

Colorado State’s annual Hydrology Days conference welcomes hydrology experts, water managers, civil engineers and other water-related researchers and policy makers from across the United States and throughout the world who are gathering at Colorado State University March 10-12 to address critical water issues. The yearly symposium provides a unique, multi-disciplinary forum for researchers and professionals in hydrologic science and closely related disciplines to exchange ideas and discuss all aspects of water.

For more information about Portney’s talk or Hydrology Days and a complete conference program including all presentations, speakers and presentation abstracts, visit the Web at http://hydrologydays.colostate.edu or call (970) 491-7621.