Current and Upcoming Events
The 65th Annual KU Environmental Engineering Conference
The Kansas Union
Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
NovCare 2015: Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice
The Oread Hotel
May 19-21, 2015
November 18: Big 12 Universities Water Workshop, 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., The Kansas Union.
November 17: 5 – 6:15 p.m. The Oread, 1200 Oread Ave., Lawrence, Panel: “Confronting the Continuing Depletion of the High Plains Aquifer in Western Kansas,” Hancock Room
November 1: Kansas Law Review Symposium “Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for Degradation and Drought” Green Hall
October 24-25: Governor's water conference, Manhattan
October 1 and 2, 2014, the 59th Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference, a regional conference will be held in Lawrence, KS at the Holiday Inn. The conference provides an opportunity for hydro-geologists, geologists, engineers, students and others studying ground-water resources in their respective states to meet and exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems affecting the Midwest, and summarize results of field and laboratory studies. The states that have hosted the conference include Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. A field trip will be held on September 30. The web site for the conference is http://www.kgs.ku.edu/mwgwc/index.html
August 26th, 27th and 28th, 2014 the 6th Annual Joint Conference of the Kansas Water Environment Federation (KWEA) and the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association (KsAWWA) will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Attached is the call for presentations. Abstracts are due March 7. The conference web site is being developed but can be found at http://www.kwea.net/Conference/index.shtm
Thursday, April 24, 2014: At the Governor’s Conference on Water, Governor Sam Brownback issued a call to action for a Vision that ensures Kansas water priorities are met to meet the state’s current and future needs. The Vision Team, which consists of the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Agriculture and Kansas Water Authority, is coming to campus to talk with faculty, students, industry, local government and area stakeholders to get input for developing a Vision for Kansas water. The Governor’s Vision Team for the Future of Water in Kansas will hold a meeting open to the KU and Douglas County Community on Thursday, April 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Kansas Room at the KU Union. This is an opportunity for faculty and students, as well as, local stakeholder groups to share their priorities with the Vision Team to ensure that Kansas continues to maintain a reliable long-term water supply for its citizens.
Friday, April 18th, 2014, 11:00 am, 103 Lindley Hall: Chi Zhang from Rutgers University will be providing a seminar (title will be forthcoming). Prof Zhang is working with electrical methods and nuclear magnetic resonance to investigate biogeochemical processes and to study fluid-mineral interfacial properties. A reception will be held preceding this seminar, starting at 10:30 am, in Lindley 118.
April 16, 2014: The 64th Annual KU Environmental Engineering Conference will be held at the KU Union. Additional information can be found at the conference website is https://cpep.ku.edu/environmental-engineering.
Monday, April 14th, 2014, A Sedimentation Research Workshop will be held from 9:00 am to 4:10 pm at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. The Kansas Water Office and the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment/Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI), developed a research effort to better understand of sedimentation in our lakes and to identify best management practices and policies that would reduce the rate of sedimentation. Researchers from KU, KSU, KBS, the Kansas Forest Service, United States Geological Survey and others will present their findings at this workshop. There will be time to discuss future research needs. There will be fee of $25.00 to attend the workshop and the agenda is attached. To pre-register, call 785-532-5569 or go to https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx?MeetingCode=241413.
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 4:00 pm, 103 Lindley Hall: Ryan Pollyea of Northern Illinois University will provide a seminar entitled: Geomechanical Implications of Geologic CO2 Sequestration in Low-Volume Basalt Reservoirs. A reception will be held preceding this seminar, starting at 3:30 pm, in Lindley 118.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4 pm, 103 Lindley Hall: Dustin Schroeder of the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics will provide a seminar entitled: Characterizing the subglacial hydrology of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica Using Airborne Radar Sounding. A reception will be held preceding this seminar, starting at 3:30 pm, in Lindley 118.
Friday and Saturday, April 4th & 5th, 2014: The Kansas Academy of Science will hold a Symposium on Ecohydrology and Climate Change at Kansas Natural Areas and Research Stations. The Symposium will be held at Emporia State University. Information can be found athttp://www.kansasacademyscience.org/meeting.html.
April 4, 2014: Dr. Gabriel Bowen of the University of Utah will be speaking at 10:00 am in the Hambleton Auditorium (Hambleton Hall 327) at the Kansas Geological Survey. Dr. Bowen, Associate Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics is the 2012 James B. Maclewane Medalist from the American Geophysical Union for outstanding scientist under the age of 36 (http://wateriso.utah.edu/spatial/people.htm). Dr. Bowen will be speaking about his innovative work on spatial distribution of stable isotopes of water. The final announcement with abstract and bio will be forthcoming.
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 4:00 pm: Dr. Mary Hill, a senior scientist at the USGS in Denver will be presenting a Bold Aspiration lecture:Recent Lessons about Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Environmental Modeling, in the Adams Alumni Center, Bruckmiller Room. A reception will follow Dr. Hill’s talk at 5 PM in the All American Room of the Adams Alumni Center. Dr. Hill has received the National Groundwater Association M. King Hubbert Award, the American Society of Civil Engineers Walter L. Huber Engineering Research Prize, and has served as the NGWA Distinguished Darcy Lecturer. She has authored textbooks and played an instrumental role in the development of the industry standard code MODFLOW.
February 28, 2014: 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the Lied Center Pavilion. Water Issues in the West: regional perspectives on an interstate law and policy. Featuring: Mike Hayden, Former Governor of Kansas and Executive Director, Missouri River Association of States and Tribes and Burke Griggs, Consulting Professor, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21, 2014, 8:15 am to 4:05 pm, 2014 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium, Preventing the Ghost Town: What Rural Communities Need to Do to Survive in the Modern Economy, Green Hall, University of Kansas ( announcement is attached).
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 4:00 pm, Dr. Lindsay Rowan, UNAVCO, presenting "Geoscience Geek Meets Policy Wonk: The Role of Geoscience in Policymaking and Communicating with Decision Makers" in 103 Lindley Hall.
Through January 31, 2014: Exhibition: “Robbing the Soil: Works by Don Worster” at Watson Library
January 30th: Dan Reuman, Imperial College of London, UK will be presenting a seminar entitled “A cure for the plague of parameters: Toward a mechanistic understanding of warming effects on whole communities,” 1005 Haworth -- 3:45 p.m. Reuman addresses how human impacts affect populations, communities and ecosystems. His work includes studies of marine food webs.
January 28th: David Vasseur, Yale University will be presenting a seminar entitled: “The ups and downs of environmental fluctuations for population performance and persistence,” 1005 Haworth -- 3:45 p.m. Vasseur explores population and community dynamics in aquatic systems. His work includes studies of effects of biotic interactions and climate effects on plankton communities.
January 23, 24 and 25, 2014 the School of Architecture, Design and Planning will be hosting an All School Charrette on Water.
January 23rd: Maarten Eppinga, Utrecht University, The Netherlands will be presenting a seminar entitled: “Putting ecological models to the test: A snapshot approach,” 1005 Haworth -- 3:45 p.m. Eppinga seeks to understand how plant communities respond to environmental change. His work includes research on invasive species in wetlands.
January 21st: Drew Allen, Macquarie University, Australia will be presenting a seminar entitled: “Temperature dependence of carbon dynamics in aquatic ecosystems,” 1005 Haworth -- 3:45 p.m. Allen focuses on the processes that control the storage, flux and turnover of energy and materials in ecological systems. He has diverse collaborations, including those with aquatic ecosystem ecologists and coral reef biologists.
Tuesday December 17: Apollo Room: “Water Issues in Kansas” Speaker: State representative Tom Sloan
Through December 15: Spencer Museum of Art, Exhibition: “Conversation XV: Dust”