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May 8, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

A press conference on the risk of catastrophic levee failures in California will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Building 540, 439 Panama Mall, on the Stanford campus. Three experts are scheduled to attend¬óretired Brig. Gen. Gerald Galloway of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, geologist Jeffery Mount of the University of California-Davis and risk analyst Carel Eijgenraam of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

All three will participate in a public symposium at 7:30 p.m. in Stanford's Kresge Auditorium on effective strategies for managing levee risks (see http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2006/may3/shah-050306.html). The symposium and press conference will be moderated by Stuart Leavenworth, associate editor of the Sacramento Bee. For information and directions, contact Mark Shwartz or Racquel Hagen.

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Mark Shwartz, News Service: (650) 723-9296, mshwartz@stanford.edu
Racquel Hagen, Blume Earthquake Engineering Center: (650) 723-4150, racquelh@stanford.edu

 

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