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Fall 2012 theme:
Addressing Global Water Resource Challenges with Local Expertise
Mondays at 4:00PM
The purpose of the 2012 Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar (GRAD592) is to expose students to the broad gamut of opportunities and trends within the field of water resources through guest lectures by prominent Colorado water practitioners. The 13 week seminar series will feature the work of CSU graduate students and their major professors on tackling the big problems in water resources: scarcity, quality, energy, food, climate, population and sustainability.
Students interested in taking the one-credit seminar should sign up for GRAD592, Water Resources Seminar, CRN 67067. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis with student participation and written assignments comprising the grade requirement. The seminar will be held at 4:00 PM Monday afternoons in NATRS 109. (Students who have enrolled in GRAD592 in the past, can also enroll for this offering). For further information, contact Reagan Waskom at email@example.com
All interested faculty, students and off-campus water professionals are encouraged to attend and participate.
Information about the semester assignment can be found here.
Students may check their progress in the course here.
Employers interested in student resumes may view them here.
Fall 2012 Grading Policy / Attendance
For students taking the 2012 Interdisciplinary Water Resources Seminar (GRAD592), the course will be graded as pass/fail. To receive a passing grade, students will be asked to prepare responses to 8 of the lectures.
[2012-08-20] John Stednick, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship
Graduate Student: Erin Donnelly
Lecture Title: Environmental Flows; or can Groundwater Pumping Grow More Sturgeon?
[2012-08-27] Susan De Long, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Graduate Student: Jeremy Chignell
Lecture Title: Energy recovery from wastewater: new trends and possibilities
[2012-09-03] No Class , Labor Day
Lecture Title: Labor Day
[2012-09-10] Brian Bledsoe, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Student: Joel Sholtes
Lecture Title: River Management in a Changing Climate: Tools for Planning under Uncertainty
[2012-09-17] Larry Roesner Sybil Sharvelle, CIVE
Lecture Title: Integrated Urban Water Mangement
[2012-09-24] Kurt Fausch, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Graduate Student: James Roberts
Lecture Title: Ecological Futures for Native Trout of the Interior West in a Changing Climate: Are We in Hot Water Yet?
[2012-10-01] Patty Rettig, Library
Lecture Title: Using the Water Resources Archive for Research, Teaching and Scholarship
[2012-10-08] Patrick Byrne, Soil and Crop Sciences
Graduate Student: Steve Becker
Lecture Title: Improving Drought Tolerance in Great Plains Wheat Cultivars with Synthetic Hexaploid Wheat
[2012-10-15] Allan Andales Neil Hansen, Soil and Crop Sciences
Graduate Student: Kendall DeJonge
Lecture Title: Addressing Water Scarcity through Limited Irrigation Cropping: Field Experiments and Modeling
[2012-10-22] Susan De Long, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Graduate Student: Maria Irianni Renno
Lecture Title: Development of Sustainable Water Treatment Technologies
[2012-10-29] William Bauerle, Horticulture
Graduate Student: Grace Lloyd
Lecture Title: Measurement and Modeling of Physiological Responses to Soil Moisture Deficits: Applications to Irrigation Scheduling, Plant Breeding, and Global Climate Models
[2012-11-05] Mark Fiege, History
Lecture Title: Using Digital History for Education About Local Water Resources
Graduate Student: Faith Sternlieb
Lecture Title: Spanning Boundaries Across the Colorado River Basin: A Geospatial Analysis of Agricultural Water Governance
[2012-11-19] No Class , Thanksgiving Break
Lecture Title: Thanksgiving Break
[2012-11-26] Jorge Ramirez, CEE
Lecture Title: Vulnerability of US Water Supply to Hydroeconomic and Climate Variability
[2012-12-03] LeRoy Poff, Biology
Lecture Title: Using Environmental Flows to Stem Species Invasion of Western Rivers in a Period of Rapid Climate Change
Colorado Water Science Center