September 21, 2005

SIUC's Pinter to address annual science conference

by Paula Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Flood expert Nicholas Pinter, a geology professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will address the American Association for the Advancement of Science at its upcoming annual meeting.

Pinter will chair a session and talk at a symposium on "Managing Rivers, Floodplains and Flood Hazard in the New Millennium."

It will be part of the association's 2006 annual conference — "Grand Challenges, Great Opportunities" — in St. Louis in February.

Pinter's presentation will focus on cutting-edge science in the areas of floodplain management and flood hazard, including a significant discussion of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding she caused in New Orleans.

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