RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 5,
2016) – James Stone, Ph.D., a South Dakota School of Mines & Technology faculty
researcher, will deliver the John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture keynote address
at the 2016 Western South Dakota Hydrology Meeting on Thursday, April 7. The 14th
annual conference is expected to draw 350 scientists, industry professionals
and community members.
Stone’s research includes a
variety of collaborative inter-disciplinary projects focusing on sustainability
and the environment.
“Water, Food and Energy—Connections,
Challenges and Solutions” is the theme for this year’s conference, which
includes Stone’s noon luncheon keynote, other invited presentations, four
technical sessions and a poster session. All events will happen at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.
Organized by the U.S.
Geological Survey, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a
partner in the conference organizing committee, along with the National Weather Service, RESPEC Consulting & Services, South
Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and West Dakota Water Development District.
30 School of Mines faculty members and students will give presentations or moderate sessions at the
John T. Loucks Distinguished Lecture, entitled “Food/Energy/Water Nexus Challenges and Potential Solutions for the
Northern Great Plains,” is sponsored by the West Dakota Water
The meeting is an opportunity
for reporters, scientists, students and community members to meet and exchange
ideas, discuss issues and explore new science related to critical water
resources in South Dakota.
For a complete program of
events, visit the conference website.