Dr. Viney P. Aneja, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
Date: Monday April 3, 2017
Place: PACCAR 202
Time: 4:10 p.m.—5:00 p.m.
Agricultural air emissions produce significant local, regional and global impacts, such as odor, particulate matter (PM) exposure, eutrophication, acidification, climate effects, exposure to toxics, and pathogens. Excess reactive nitrogen threatens the quality of air, soil, and water, with implications for human health and the environment. Most important in the US are ammonia (where agriculture accounts for ~90% of total emissions), reduced sulfur (unquantified), PM2.5 (~16%), PM10 (~18%), methane (29%), nitrous oxide (72%); and odor and emissions of pathogens (both unquantified). Reactive nitrogen inputs in the US and the world have been increasing, largely due to human activities associated with food production and fossil fuel combustion. Despite the obvious benefits of a plentiful supply of food and energy, the adverse consequences associated with the accumulation of reactive nitrogen in the environment are large. Nitrogen pollution poses an even greater challenge than carbon, because once a new reactive nitrogen molecule is created, it can, in sequence, travel throughout the environment contributing to major environmental problems, i.e., the nitrogen cascade. There is a need for an integrated nitrogen management strategy and new policies that cover these concerns, while simultaneously challenging the scientific community to continue quantifying the benefits of nitrogen mitigation.
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Good communication skills are critical not only for increasing public understanding of environmental science, but also for crossing disciplinary boundaries and helping to inform important societal decisions. This workshop is designed for environmental scientists and students who’d like to learn how to tailor their ideas and information for the general public. Led by several award-winning local faculty, including Scott Slovic from University of Idaho, and Peter Chilson, Linda Russo and Debbie Lee from WSU, this 1.5 hr workshop will include a discussion of several models of powerful science writing, and provide hands-on training in small groups to offer strategies for reaching non-scientists. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://cereo.wsu.edu/envsci-writing-workshop/
If you care about Green Energy, Water Rights, and The Salmon Population
Join us for WRC YP@WSU Snake River Dams Debate
Join Washington Policy Center’s Young Professionals Club at WSU for a lively discussion over the future of the Snake River Dams. State and local experts will be there to debate the question: Should the Snake River Dams be removed?
The event is free to attend and open to all!!
Washington State University
March 28, 6:30pm in Goertzen 21
To register, go to www.washingtonpolicy.org/events
The Day 1 half day schedule and agenda is complete. Day one provides three workshops/ training sessions options. Day 1 Pre-Conference Activity (organized and hosted by the Eastern Washington Stormwater Group) Join the Eastern Washington Stormwater Group during this 2-hour open house as they present posters of their BMP Effectiveness Studies.
The Day 2 schedule is complete. The Day 2 agenda tracks are completing the review process by the municipal advisory committee (comprised of municipal stormwater managers statewide) and Ecology with the goal of completion March 2nd.
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If you have further questions, please call Laurie Larson at 253-445-4593 or Email.
On behalf of the water sciences and engineering groups at Washington State University, I’d like to announce the formation of the Water Club at WSU, where undergraduate and graduate students interested in water-related sciences can have a hands-on opportunity to experience each other’s research, share in new opportunities, and socialize in a relaxed environment.
This contingent will largely be run by graduate and undergraduate students, meaning that we are in control of what its mission, function, vitality and visibility. Potential activities may include, but are not limited to student-run research projects, opportunities to get involved in and acquainted with water related studies across sciences and humanities, and opportunities for professional development, social activities, and volunteer opportunities. Above all, this will be a contingent run by students and for students. No prior background with water-related study is required!
We will have a brown-bag informational meeting with pizza courtesy of the Water Research Center on Friday, February 10 12:00-1:00 pm in VCEA Paccar Building, Room 305.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email Michael Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie Padowski (email@example.com).
October 4-6, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.
Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students, and all others working in an industry related to water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday, February 10, 2017.
For additional information or to submit abstracts, click here.
Hosted by the Oregon State Hydrophiles, March 6 and 7th, 2017 in Corvallis Oregon.
Abstract submission deadline; Feb 1st. Registration deadline Feb 6th (Free).
To submit your abstract and register
This research is part of a larger effort to understand, model, and improve drought resilience, especially in the face of changing water demands and changing climate. This fellowship will focus on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) aspects of drought resilience, building on existing approaches. LCA is a tool to avoid shifting impacts in time, space, or environmental media, and there is a need to improve characterization of water use in this systems framework.
Location: Cincinnati, OH.
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Abstracts are due Friday, January 20th.
This conference covers a wide range of topics related to simulating eco-hydro-bio-geochemical systems and offers opportunities to interact with some of the most prominent figures in numerical modeling of hydrologic systems. Sessions will focus on groundwater quality and quantity, including aquifer recharge, mining, contaminant transport, as well as modeling methods and analysis and data visualization.
Conference and abstract submission information
Hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles, on March 6th-7th 2017
The abstract deadline is this Friday, Feb 1! Registration is free!
The purpose of this symposium is to foster connections between students and professionals across a variety of water resources fields. The symposium offers interactive learning opportunities through workshops, networking, and presentations of current student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. This year’s keynote speaker will be Tom Byler, Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department. Graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond have the opportunity to share their research with a diverse audience. Conference website