Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, provides water to over two million residents in Clark County. As a result of persistent drought in the southwest, lake levels have dropped by an astounding 130 feet in the last 14 years. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, if these conditions continue, it is projected that levels will continually decline in 2015. To adapt to the current changing climate, strategies for adaptation and mitigation of future water supply and demand must be implemented.

The UNLV Geoscience Department will host its 10th Annual GeoSymposium on April 10-11, 2015, at the Auditorium in the Science and Engineering Building, UNLV campus. The symposium is a student-run event, designed to provide graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their original research and receive feedback from industry, civic, and government professionals, as well as academic experts.

The UNLV GeoSymposium will showcase a wide range of important graduate and undergraduate research, and provide a forum for participating students to develop presentation skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. Student research projects include such diverse topics as: soils, geomorphology, hydrogeology, paleontology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, volcanology, seismology, structural geology, and economic geology. We hope that you can join us for this event!

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Abstract Due Date:

March 13, 2015

Registration Due Date:

March 27, 2015

Science and Engineering Building Auditorium and Lobby, 1st Floor UNLV Main Campus

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