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    Pacific President’s Third Forum of “Beyond Our Gates” Series to Focus on Environment

    Mar 1, 2010
    University of the Pacific professors and local environmental experts will discuss the best ways to address the environmental challenges facing the Central Valley on Wednesday, March 3. The discussion is part of a series of community forums organized by Pacific to address the area's most pressing issues.

    The community forum, titled "Exploring a Sustainable Future for Energy and the Environment," is from 9:30 am to noon at the Commercial Exchange Club (at the Port of Stockton), 2305 W.Washington St. It is free and open to the public. Experts will discuss the impact of supplying Southern California with water from the San Joaquin Delta, explore how best to balance the use of chemicals in agriculture, and assess the region's current and future transportation needs.

    The panel will include representatives from the Port of Stockton, San Joaquin Council of Governments, San Joaquin Rapid Transit District, San Joaquin County's Community Development department, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Delta Protection Commission, Restore the Delta, Campaign for Common Ground and the Great Valley Center.

    Pacific panelists will include experts from the Natural Resources Institute in Engineering and Computer Science, the John Muir Center, the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Pacific McGeorge School of Law and the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.