KU Water Research Workshop

KU has many resources for water research. We are home to a number of centers, departments and museums that do an amazing amount of research involving biodiversity and the quality, availability and use of water. Some of the best water-related researchers in the world are faculty and staff at KU. The grand challenge with water research goes well beyond science and engineering, however. To understand how everything relates you also need to engage the humanities, the arts, the social sciences and education. KU has research strengths in all these areas and is bringing them together to think about water in new and challenging ways.


Current and Upcoming Events

Characterizing the subglacial hydrology of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica Using Airborne Radar Sounding

Lindley 103
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4 p.m.

Geologic CO2 Sequestration in Low-Volume Basalt Reservoirs

Lindley 103
Thursday, April 10, 2014
4 p.m.

Sedimentation Research Workshop

Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka ($25 fee)
Monday, April 14th, 2014
9:00 am to 4:10 pm

Advances in Solute Transport from Electrical Geophysics

103 Lindley
Monday, April 14th, 2014
4:00 pm

The 64th Annual KU Environmental Engineering Conference

The Kansas Union ($30)
April 16, 2014
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Chi Zhang from Rutgers University​ seminar​

103 Lindley Hall
Friday, April 18th, 2014
11:00 am

Future of Water in Kansas

Kansas Room at the KU Union
Thursday, April 24, 2014
4-6 p.m.

6th Annual Joint Conference of the Kansas Water Environment Federation (KWEA) 

Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka
August 26th, 27th and 28th, 2014
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59th Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference

Lawrence, KS Holiday Inn
October 1 and 2, 2014 
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Past Events

KU Common Book: “An Evening with Author Timothy Egan”
Lied Center
September 26, 7:30 p.m.

KU Common Book: “Coffee & Conversation with Author Timothy Egan”
The Commons
September 27, 9 a.m.

“Fables on Global Warming,” Armitage Gone! Dance
Lied Center
September 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Art and the Dust Bowl”
Curator Kate Meyer
Spencer Museum of Art
October 2, 5:30 p.m.

Governor’s Water Conference
October 24-25

“Conversation with Artist Scott Jost”
Spencer Museum of Art
November 13, 5 p.m.

Kansas Law Review Symposium
“Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for Degradation and Drought”

Green Hall
November 1, All Day

Strategic Initiative Grant Program
Level I Proposals Deadlines

November 1, March 1

Exhibition: “Robbing the Soil: Works by Don Worster”
Watson Library
Through January 31, 2014

Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need to Do to Survive in the Modern Economy
Green Hall
Friday, February 21, 2014
8:15 am-4:05 pm

Water Issues in the West: regional perspectives on an interstate law and policy
Lied Center Pavilion
Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Dr. Mary Hill, senior scientist at the USGS in Denver

Adams Alumni Center, Bruckmiller Room
Thursday, March 27
4 pm

Dr. Gabriel Bowen of the University of Utah

Hambleton Auditorium (Hambleton Hall 327)
April 4, 2014
10:00 am

Ecohydrology and Climate Change in Kansas Symposium

Emporia State University
Friday and Saturday, April 4th & 5th, 2014
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