COLLEGE STATION — Jonathan R. “Jon” Pawlow will be the Distinguished Lecturer for the eighth Ellison Chair in International Floriculture Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University on Oct. 27. His topic will be “Emerging Water Resources Issues — What are the Trends? What are the Policy options?”
Pawlow is counsel for the water resources and environment subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He is responsible for matters within the subcommittee’s jurisdiction relating to water pollution control and water infrastructure, wetlands, hazardous waste cleanup, and water resources management, conservation, and development.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. on October 27 with a reception in the Horticulture and Forest Science Building atrium, and his address will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 102.
The Distinguished Floriculture Lecture Series is sponsored by the Texas A&M Horticultural Sciences department’s Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, currently held by Dr. Charlie Hall.
“Given the importance of water across all sectors of agriculture, we are extremely excited to have Jon as our next lecturer, given his vast knowledge and experience with water-related issues in the country,” Hall noted.
Pawlow is an attorney and scientist/engineer with expertise in the environmental and intellectual property fields. He has more than 15 years of private law practice experience, and substantial public sector legislative, regulatory, law, policy, and technical experience with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as assistant chief counsel with the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration prior to joining the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
He earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in water resources engineering and environmental science from Rutgers University. Pawlow is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars, and is registered as a patent attorney to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.