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Its presence and quality defines the success of every individual, community, and society.

“Water systems...can act as a powerfully unifying resource, so it is ironic to the point of absurdity that water education, management, and discourse are so fragmented. To truly assess water resources in their most holistic sense, one needs to include the many aspects of the hydrologic cycle, from meteorology to surface hydrology to soil sciences to groundwater to limnology to aquatic ecosystems. And that is just the physical system. One should also have an integral sense of the human dimensions, from economics to law to ethics to aesthetics to sociology and anthropology. Universities and management institutions are simply not organized along these lines; often they are fragmented to the point where even surface water and groundwater, quality and quantity, are separated out as if they were not inextricably inter-related.”

Aaron Wolf, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University

Events-

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bill Rose, GMES
"Geoelements of Keweenaw and Isle Royale"
Carnegie Museum Seminar Series: Natural History of the Keweenaw
Carnegie Museum Seminar Room, Downtown Houghton, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Carol MacLennan (SS)
will offer remarks and slides on her recently published book
"Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawai'i"
Nexus: the Scholar and the Library series
East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Dr. Ariel Lugo, Ecologist
Director International Institute of Tropical Forestry
US Forest Service, Puerto Rico
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
G002 Forestry 12:30 pm

Friday, September 19, 2014
Dr. Celia Chen, Research Professor
Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
"Factors Controlling Mercury Fate in Aquatic Food Webs"
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Dow 642 2:00pm
Abstract
CWS is sponsoring a joint reception for Dr. Spears and Dr. Chen from 11:30-12:30 on Friday, Sept 19 on the 1st floor of the GLRC building. All are welcome.
CWS is a co-sponsor of this visit, along with Biological Sciences and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture Series (VWMSL) funded by the President's Office and a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Friday, September 19, 2014
Fred Quivik (Social Sciences)
“Managing Underground Development from Afar: Anaconda's Walker Mine in California ”
Social Sciences Brown Bag Lunch
Academic Office Building 201 12:00 pm

Friday, September 19, 2014
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) Poster Session
MTRI scientists and engineers will be available from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. to discuss projects, collaborations with Michigan Tech departments and staff, and areas of research interest. The session is intended to outline the Institute’s current activities and to explore opportunities to develop new working relationships. MTRI focuses on education, research and development of technology to sense and understand natural and man-made environments.
For additional information, contact Lisa Phillips at lphillip@mtu.edu or visit the MTRI website.
6th floor Dow Atrium (campus side) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

September 17-19, 2014
Dr. Ellen Spears, Environmental Historian
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Sept 18: “Circulating Toxics: PCBs and the Campaign for Toxic Chemical Policy Reform”
GLRC 202 2:00 pm
Sept 19:Toxic Knowledge: Race, Pollution, and Social Movements for Environmental Justice
AOB 201 9:30 – 11:00 am
Abstracts, Flyer
CWS is sponsoring a joint reception for Dr. Spears and Dr. Chen from 11:30-12:30 on Friday, Sept 19 on the 1st floor of the GLRC building. All are welcome.
CWS is a co-sponsor of this visit, along with Social Sciences and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture Series (VWMSL) funded by the President's Office and a grant to the Office of Institutional Equity from the State of Michigan's King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

Monday, September 15, 2014
“Global Environmental Issues-Graduate Student Perspective”
Peace Corps Masters International students who have recently returned from their field experiences and new international students in the environmental engineering graduate program will share their unique insight into the most urgent environmental issues facing their home or Peace Corps countries. Student presentations will address the key environmental issues facing China, Ghana, India, Iran, Panama, and Paraguay. A panel discussion/question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
2014 Green Lecture Series presents: Rethinking Local Energy Choices & Costs
By Abhilash Kantamneni, PhD student, MTU Dept. of Computer Science
G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building, 7:00-8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by:
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Dept. of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Petroleum Day
Hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Company Expo: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, East Reading Room, Van Pelt & Opie Library
Panel Discussion: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, M&M U115
Participating companies include: Chevron, Baker Hughes, Marathon, Emerson Process Management, Rosemount, Flint Hills Resources, Trendwell Energy Corporation, and Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA).

Monday, September 8, 2014
Eric Seagren (CEE)
"Environmental Impacts of Scientific Research"
Environmental Engineering Seminar
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.


CWS Archived Events
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     October 2010 - October 2011
     October 2009 - October 2010
     October 2008 - October 2009
     October 2007 - October 2008
     October 2006 - October 2007
     October 2005 - October 2006

 

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Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA

Center E-mail: mtcws@mtu.edu

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