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Mississippi and Niger Rivers Compared

The Mississippi River and the Niger of West Africa will be compared during a conference open to the public in New Orleans on Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8.

River development, history, water resources, environment and culture will be discussed by speakers from the United States and Nigeria. Organizers of the Comparing Rivers conference are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tulane University.

The conference will be the 5th Randall L. Gibson Tulane-Corps of Engineers conference. It will be held at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, on the edge of the French Quarter. It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days.

The complete Mississippi-Niger conference program is at:
http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/pao/RELEASES/Niger_program.pdf

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