Leo Winternitz, senior advisor for The Nature Conservancy, is the first speaker in Sacramento State’s spring 2013 STEM Scholars Lecture Series. He will discuss “Issues, Myths and Potential Solutions: An Overview of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the University Union’s Redwood Room.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking also is free with a proper permit.
The Delta’s long-deteriorating environmental health is at a critical stage, he says, which has significantly disrupted its reliable water supply. Winternitz will offer his recommendations to ensure the Delta’s healthy, productive future.
Winternitz has a degree in biological sciences from Gonzaga University and a master’s in water resources management from the University of San Francisco. He has than 30 years of water resource experience in California and currently focuses on the San Francisco Bay-Delta’s water and restoration issues for The Nature Conservancy.
His appearance is a part of the Sac State’s One World Initiative: Global Perspectives on Water.
For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Office of Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.
– Dixie Reid