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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations



Was that an earthquake? What does all this mean?
February 5, 2015

The seminar was presented by Nancy Dorsey, an Environmental Scientist in EPA Region 6's Underground Injection Control/Ground Water Section. Ms. Dorsey provided a brief introduction including where to find out what earthquakes are occurring, their reliability, and what the available information really means.

Global Energy Trends, Fracking, and the Energy Water Nexus
June 4, 2014

The seminar was presented by Dr. Michael E. Webber from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Webber's presentation focused on global energy trends with additional insights on US energy trends. The worldwide energy section is going through dramatic shifts in energy demand, end-uses, and sources. Population growth and economic growth are driving up total demand whereby industrialization, electrification and motorization are changing how we use energy and a policy push for domestic, low carbon and renewable fuels is changing our sources of energy.

Soils Contamination: The Scourge of the Planet?
October 25, 2013

The seminar featured Dr. Nadia Plata, who visited the Region all the way from Switzerland. Dr. Plata holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Chemistry, a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences, an Executive MBA in Management and Finance, in addition to a degree in International Environmental Law, thus making her a well-rounded speaker. This talk does not necessarily reflect the views of the EPA, however the Regional Science Council would like to thank Dr. Plata for agreeing to share her research.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Environmental Response and Restoration Program
September 4, 2013

The seminar featured Alan Butler and Greg Conley of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Kills and Spills Team (KAST) investigate fish and wildlife kills resulting from pollution events such as oil and brine spills, releases of chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, sewage, and chlorinated water. KAST assesses impacts on habitat alterations such as dam maintenance, the creation of dead-end canals, and the channelization of streams and storm water conveyances to determine the causes of events. This presentation covers current pollution events, fish and wildlife kills, and TPWD and EPA collaboration.

Waterborne Pathogen Research to Support Water Quality Regulations
August 21, 2013

The seminar was presented by Dr. George D. Di Giovanni, a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences with the University of Texas – Houston School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus. This talk does not necessarily reflect the views of the EPA, however the Regional Science Council would like to thank Dr. Di Giovanni for agreeing to share his research.

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