Water Seminar: Spring 2014

If you’re looking to soak up as much amazing knowledge as possible this spring, you’re in luck, as we have a veritable flood of seminars and guest talks lined up for your enjoyment. Among the offerings this quarter is the long-running Water Seminar (ESRM 429/SEFS529), which is held on Tuesday mornings from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Mary Gates Hall, Room 389.

The talks are open to the public, so take a look at the schedule below and see which topics whet your intellectual appetite! (Our apologies for posting too late for you to make the first talk.)

Schedule

April 1
“Science, public policy and society: Experiences in river conservation and restoration”
Tom O’Keefe
Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director
American Whitewater Association

April 8           
“Assessing land use effects and regulatory effectiveness on streams in rural watersheds of King County, WA”
Gino Lucchetti
Environmental Scientist
King County

April 15
“Mythbusters: Challenging commonly held beliefs in stream restoration”
Jen O’Neal
Project Manager/Fish Biologist
TetraTech

April 22
“Pacific Northwest beavers are a lot like you: a little different”
Ben Dittbrenner
UW Ph.D. student

April 29
Film: History of Water
Terje Tvedt – Norwegian series

May 6
“Regional assessments of floodplains in the Puget Sound basin”
Chris Konrad
Research Hydrologist
USGS Tacoma

May 13
“Levee setbacks and removals in urban and rural rivers of King County”
Sarah McCarthy and Josh Latterell
Senior Ecologists, Green and White River Basins, River and Floodplain Management Section King County Water and Land Resources Division

May 20
“Fish passage through culverts: Considerations for design and evaluation”
Martin Fox
Fisheries Biologist
Muckleshoot Tribe

May 27
“River Restoration for a Changing Climate”
Tim Beechie
Research Scientist
Watershed Program, NOAA/NMFS

June 3
“Stream temperature: It’s not just another number”
Ashley Steel
Supervisory Statistician/Quantitative Ecologist
USFS, Seattle

The Water Seminar: Water, Soils and Watersheds

Water Seminar 2013We’re already four weeks into the Water Seminar and Environmental Science and Resource Management Seminar series (ESRM 429), but there are still six presentations remaining, starting this Tuesday, February 5! The focus this Winter Quarter is “Water, Soils and Watersheds,” and the presenters represent outside partners as well as several schools within the College of the Environment and broader university community.

The seminars are open to the public and are held Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. in Anderson 223. So mark your calendars for the dates below!

(Contact SEFS Professor Darlene Zabowski or Lynn Khuat with questions about the seminars.)

February 5
How Watershed Complexity Promotes Sustainability of Freshwater Resources to People and Wildlife
Daniel Schindler, SAFS/Department of Biology

February 12
Serving Multiple Ends: Water and Urban Design
Nancy Rottle, Landscape Architecture

February 19
Sustained Productivity Along Subarctic River Systems Explained by Biological Nitrogen Fixation
Tom DeLuca, SEFS Director

February 26
What New Learning Tells Us About the Efficacy of Riparian Forest Practice Regulations
Kevin Ceder and Mark Teply, Cramer Fish Sciences

March 5
Tsunami Impacts Past and Present: Water Where It isn’t Wanted
Jody Bourgeois, Earth & Space Sciences

March 12
Brightwater: A Wastewater Treatment System for the Future
Stan Hummel, King County