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Call for Abstracts: 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016

The USGS Institute and NOAA Sea Grant Programs will be hosting a special session at the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, June 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Special Session
Sea Grant College Programs and Water Resources Research Institutes: Research and Partnerships Investigating Land-Sea Interface

NOAA Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the USGS Water Resources Research Institutes (WRRI) through the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) are both Federal-State partnerships federally mandated to address the Nation’s oceans, coastal, Great Lakes, and water resources issues. Sea Grant is working on integrated research, education and outreach including water issues to assist coastal communities. The Institutes focus research and student training to address water issues related to resource availability, infrastructure and ecosystem services in watersheds. These programs intersect at the land-sea interface and in some locations over entire watersheds, but no coordinated effort to explore and exploit synergistic capacity between the Federal Agencies has occurred to date. Focusing on the significant aspect of the connection between coastal waters and the fresh water inputs they receive, we welcome submissions demonstrating the intersecting foci described above and/or where Sea Grant and NIWR have partnered on research, education and/or outreach efforts.

Earl Greene, USGS, Chief of External Research, eagreene@usgs.gov
Darren Lerner, University of Hawaii, Director, Sea Grant College Program and Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center, lerner@hawaii.edu
For more information

2016 Annual Student Water Conference on March 24-25, 2016

About the Conference: The conference will consist entirely of student presentations to be judged by a panel of faculty members for providing constructive feedback to students in regard to their research presentation skills. Student activities will promote interaction among students of all disciplines. The conference includes two major lectures: the annual Buchanan Lecture and a Career Perceptions Lecture.

Oral Presentation Guidelines: Oral presentations will be made with PowerPoint. We will have a computer and projector for you to use. You can either bring your presentation on a flash drive or e-mail to garey.fox@okstate.edu before the conference. Please ensure that your presentation is approximately 15 minutes, which will leave 2-3 minutes for questions.

Cafe-Style Poster Presentation Guidelines: We will provide easels and poster boards (3 ft by 4 ft) for mounting your posters. You will be required to print your own posters and bring them to the conference. At the start of the session, poster presenters will give a brief, overview (maximum of 2 minutes) of their poster to the audience.

Awards will be given for outstanding student poster and oral presentations.

Abstract Submission: Apply to present at this conference by completing the abstract submission form (linked here) by January 15, 2016.

Airport Shuttle: A shuttle will be provided between the Oklahoma City Airport (Will Rogers World Airport) and Stillwater on Wednesday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 27th.
For more information about the Student Water Conference, please contact Dr. Garey Fox (garey.fox@okstate.edu).

More Information

Can Low Impact Development Fix the Urban Stream Syndrome?

ANAND JAYAKARAN, PH.D., PE
Associate Professor and LID Specialist

The talk will focus on the transformation of hydrologic processes associated with land use change, and how engineering using ecosystem-centric principles could lead to the better management of surface runoff in urbanizing watersheds. Ani will outline some of his work and those done by colleagues at three spatial scales, as well as relating past efforts to current work that promote the use of Low Impact Development techniques in the state of Washington.

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015
Place: Sloan 175
Time: 4:10 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

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“What’s the Dam Problem?: A Panel Discussion on the Future of the Four Lower Snake River Dams”

Thursday, November 5th, University of Idaho is hosting a panel discussion consisting of:

(1) David Doeringsfeld, the Lewiston Port Manager
(2) Linwood Laughy, a local Citizen activist, author and historian
(3) John McKern, a Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fish and Wildlife Biologist
(4) Patrick Wilson, a Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho
(5) Todd Myers, the Environmental Director of The Washington Policy Center
(6) Rebecca Miles, the Executive Director of the Nez Perce Tribe

The discussion will be moderated by Professor of Law & Coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program, Barbara Cosens.

When: Thursday November 5, 2015 at the
Where: University of Idaho College of Law, Courtroom
Meet and greet with refreshments: from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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Jenny Adam: Model Conditions

 

 

 Jenny Adam, model conditions
 
 For more than 75 years, Washington State University researchers have created models for hydroelectric power plants along the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and around the world
Today, WSU researchers like Jennifer Adam are developing advanced computer models to assess how future economic and environmental conditions will affect water supply, hydropower generation, and agricultural productivity in the Columbia River Basin. Their forecast will provide policy leaders with the critical information needed to make better decisions about where and how to fund water supply projects in the future.
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 125 years, and counting. Learn more about Jennifer Adam’s research.

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Dr. Tim Scheibe

“A hybrid multiscale framework for subsurface flow and reactive transport simulations”

Dr. Tim Scheibe, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Date: Monday, October 12, 2015
Place: Sloan 175
Time: 4:10 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
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Call for Special Sessions

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and
National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Water Resources Conference

June 21-23, 2016 Pensacola Beach, FL

We will be on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf Coast for the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference. We will be discussing critical water issues in the southeastern United States, as well as across the continent and globe. Water quantity and quality concerns continue to take center stage in the United States and world. Please join the dialogue, as we seek to develop multi-disciplinary solutions to complex water problems. More details

Important dates:
Proposals for Special Sessions due: October 19, 2015
Notification of Special Sessions acceptance: October 26, 2015
Abstracts due: January 19, 2016
Notification of Abstract acceptance: Late March 2016

2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

SPR Talks: Our Water, Our Future

This year’s drought conditions have seriously impacted more than recreational life in the Inland Northwest. Tourist dollars are down in communities that rely on those recreational visits. Crop damage and dry pastures are harsh realities for agriculture. Smoke from various wildfires keeps those with asthma indoors. And many climate specialists believe this is only the beginning of our water-related problems. Read More

Falling a drop of water
Falling a drop of water

The 11th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit

Keynote speaker Stephen Leahy, author of
“Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products”

Pullman, WA Did you know that it takes more than 7,600 liters (2,000 gallons) of water to make a single pair of jeans? That morning cup of coffee required 140 liters (37 gallons) of water before it found its way to your table—water that was used to grow, process and ship the coffee beans. When we spend money on food, clothes, cell phones or even electricity, we are buying water — a shockingly large amount of water.     To learn more.

Please Join Us!
•Appetizers & no host bar
•Annual Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee water usage report
•Raffle for low-flow toilet and individual xeriscaping plan

Our Water Footprint
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015
Schweitzer Engineering Event Center
1825 Schweitzer Drive

http://www.palousewatersummit.org/

“Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Term Drought and Climate Uncertainty”: Conference and opportunity for student travel award

The goal of this conference is to provide information on management tools and approaches that can improve water managers’ ability to cope with increased variability of drought and flooding.

•The conference will bring together academics; federal, state and local agency personnel; and water users, water district managers and other practitioners.
•Poster session on evening of October 28. Submission form on registration website or below.
•Limited travel assistance for students. Student travel award opportunity, see registration website or below for application and deadlines.
•$50 registration fee includes meals.

October 28-29, 2015
Radisson Hotel, SLC downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah

For more information:
Conference Announcement_August28
Grad Travel Award application
CallForPosters_Aug 28
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