Past Events

2021

Water Talks

November 18 2020 - January 28 2021

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The Water Institute

WaterTalks is a lecture series, hosted by the Water Institute, that runs each year from September to March. Leading national and international researchers are selected to present inspiring dialogue and broadening perspectives on current water issues.

Stakeholder-driven modeling in support of GW sustainability: The Floridian Aquifer Collaborative Engagement for Sustainability (FACETS) Project

January 21, 2021 10:00AM

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The Water Institute

The Upper Floridan Aquifer (UFA) is among the largest, most productive aquifers in the world and is a vital regional resource shared between Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. The UFA supports agricultural activities worth >$7.5 billion and supplies drinking water to more than 10 million people but faces significant threats . . . 

The controls of surface water - groundwater connectivity in a critical zone context

January 28, 2021 2:00 PM

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The Water Institute

Earth’s “critical zone,” the zone of the planet from treetops to base of groundwater, is critical because it is a sensitive region, open to impacts from human activities, while providing water necessary for human consumption and food production. Quantifying water movement in the subsurface is critical to predicting how water-driven critical zone processes respond to changes in climate and human perturbation of the natural system. 

Community-driven university partnerships to assess exposures and risk perceptions of Diné Communities following the King Mine Spill

February 11, 2021 1:00 PM

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The Water Institute

On August 5, 2015, 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage was released from the Gold King Mine, eventually reaching the San Juan River – the lifeblood of the Navajo Nation. This talk will share the experiences of building community and university partnerships to quickly develop and implement a community-based risk assessment in the wake of this environmental disaster. 

This year's model - crafting better predictions in the reference condition approach to bioassessment of freshwater ecosystems

March 4, 2021 10:00 AM

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The Water Institute

Since the 60s, bioassessment of freshwater ecosystems has evolved from indicator species and biotic indices to complex predictive models. However, Dr. Bailey will argue that predictive modeling has stagnated, with too much attention on statistical correlation and not enough on building strong conceptual models. . . 

2021 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Open Science Meeting

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May 17 - 19 2021

Global Water Futures

GWF2021 will offer a variety of virtual programming to enable shared learning and insightful discussions through key events, including keynote talks, panels, and an interactive poster session.