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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-



Friday, May 29, 2015
Master's Defense: Alexandra Archer, Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Brian Barkdoll
“The Use of Jatropha curcas to Achieve a Self Sufficient Water Distribution System: A Case Study in Rural Senegal”
Dow 875 10:00 am

Thursday, May 21, 2015
3 Green Films: Story of Stuff; Story of Change; Story of Solutions
Three short films, produced between 2007 and 2013, explore our production and consumption patterns, the policies and business practices behind them, and how we can move our economy in a more sustainable direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal.
Discussion Facilitators:
Christa Walck, MTU Associate Provost
Rick Loduha, co-director of the Sustainable Keweenaw Resource Center
Cosponsored by:
Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society
Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Keweenaw Land Trust
MTU Film Board



Friday, April 24, 2015
Master's Defense: Mehjabeen Rahman, Environmental & Energy Policy
Advisor: Adam Wellstead
“ Examining Policy Capacity Initiatives within Climate Change Frameworks in Three US and Canadian Sectors Using NVIVO Content Analysis”
Academic Offices 204 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Master's Defense: Tyler Barton, Geology
Advisor: Wayne Pennington
“The Routine Disaster: A Case Study in El Salvador”
Admin 404 2:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Master's Defense: Olga Cano, Environmental Engineering
Co-advisors: Brian Barkdoll and Blair Orr
“ Low Impact Development Opportunities in the District of Lamud, Peru: A Study of Costs and Sustainability for Appropriate Stormwater Best Management Practices in Rural Communities”
Dow 875 9:00 am

Friday, April 17, 2015
Joseph Kuehl, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University
"A Region of Deep Accumulation on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope"
Reception following.
Dr. Kuehl is available for group or individual meetings on Friday the 17th. If you would like to meet with Dr. Kuehl, please contact Cathy Codere (cmbanfie@mtu.edu).
GLRC 202 4:00 pm

Thursday, April 16, 2015
2015 Green Film Series presents: Dirt! the movie
About the Film (80 min.):
Brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.
- It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
- It is a call to action. “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. From that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.” How can we affect that relationship for the better? (2009)
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Evan Kane, U.S. Forest Service Research Station
Forestry Bldg, G002 7:00-9:00 pm
Cosponsored by: Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Master's Defense: Edward Louie, Environmental & Energy Policy
Advisor: Barry Solomon
“ Writing a Community Guidebook for Evaluating Low-Grade Geothermal Energy from Flooded Underground Mines for Heating and Cooling Buildings”
Academic Offices 201 10am

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
PhD Defense: James Bess, Forest Science
Advisor: Rodney Chimner
“Description Restoration of Headwater and Coastal Fens in the Southern Lake Superior Basin of Northern Michigan”
Forestry 144 9am

Tuesday, April 14:
Ron Morton, geologist and emeritus Professor from University of Minnesota, Duluth
Carl Gawboy, Ojibwa elder and well-known artist
“Talking Rocks: Common ground geology in the Lake Superior Region and Native Americans”
Carnegie Museum Community Room, Houghton 6:00 pm
Wednesday, April 15:
Book signing (Two books: Talking Rocks and Talking Sky)
East Reading room, First floor, JR Van Pelt Library 4:00 pm
followed by a joint presentation at 4:30-5:30 pm, titled: “Talking Sky: Ojibwe constellations and sky stories-- how they used them to live on and with the land”
If you wish to meet with these visitors contact Elise Nelson (906 482-7140 or elisen@cityofhoughton.com)

Monday, April 13, 2015
Master's Defense: Lindsey Perry, Biological Sciences
Advisor: Casey Huckins
"Hippopotamus H. amphibius Conservation and the Influences on Grassland and Nutrient Transfer into the Little Scarcies River of Sierra Leone”
Chem Sci 106 1:00 pm

Friday, April 10, 2015
Erik Pischke, SS Grad student
"Forms and Justifications of Fracking-Related Collective Action in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Play"
Social Sciences' Brown Bag series
AOB 201 12:00 pm

Friday, April 10, 2015
Master's Defense: Jennie Tyrrell, Civil Engineering
Advisor: Brian Barkdoll
“The Effect of Water Temperature on Sediment Concentration and Sediment Transport Rate”
Dow 875 9:00 am

Thursday, April 9, 2015
PhD Defense: Bo Zhang, Atmospheric Sciences
Co-Advisors: Judith Perlinger and Robert Owen
“Characterization of Transport and Transformation of Air Pollutants Observed in the Free Troposphere Over Central North Atlantic”
GLRC 202 1:00 pm

Monday, April 6, 2015
Dr. Amy Marcarelli, MTU Biology Department
"Ecosystem approaches to understand stream restoration"
Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar
Fisher Hall 132 3:05-3:55 pm

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Center for Water and Society World Water Day Poster Competition! View recordings of Peter Goodwin's lecture and and the Panel discussion.

Original Research
1st place: Jennifer Fuller
Developing a Sustainable Solution to an Urgent Problem: Pharmaceuticals in the Water Cycle
2nd Place: Anika Kuczynski
Shining Light on Cladophora in the Great Lakes
3rd Place: Marcel Dijkstra
Ecosystem function in Lake Superior: The impact of “big heat” (2012) and “big chill” (2014)

Coursework/Informational
1st place: Hayden Henderson group
Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (DEWATS): San Francisco del Valle, Panama
2nd Place: Erica Coscarelli group
LEED Certification of the Van Pelt and Opie Library
3rd Place: Sarah Harttung
Hawai’ian Coral Reef Sedimentation from Industry and Its Impacts


Friday, March 27, 2015
Lisa Johnson, Visual and Performing Arts
"Art in the Field: Reimagining environmental experiences as art, science and community"
Biological Sciences Seminar
Dow 642 4:00 pm

Thursday, March 26, 2015
MS Defense: Briana Drake, Environmental Engineering
John Gierke, Advisor
“Improving Flow Distribution in Small-Scale Water-Supply Systems Through the Use of Flow-Reducing Discs and Methods for Analyzing the Effectiveness of Solar Powered Pumping for a Drinking Water Supply in Rural Panama”
Dow 610 3:00 pm
     
2015 World Water Day - March 19-24, 2015

       Event Flyer

  • Dr. Peter Goodwin - Monday, March 23 at 4:00 pm, GLRC 202
    Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho
    Lecture topic: River Restoration
  • CWS World Water Day Poster Competition
  • on Monday, March 23-24, GLRC 1st Floor
  • Green Film Series presents "DamNation", Thurs., March 19 at 7:00 pm, Forestry G002
  • "Texture of Water" Art Exhibit
  • Panel Discussion: "What role will dams play in future water resource management?"
    Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 am, GLRC 202
    Peter Goodwin, University of Idaho
    William Leder, Copper Country Trout Unlimited and CEE, Michigan Tech
    Dave Rulison, Otter Lake Property Owners Association
    Jim Pawloski, Michigan DEQ, Water Resources Division, Dam Safety



Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Kareena Schmidt, expert on natural plant communities, SFRES
“Natural History and (un)natural future of plants in Keweenaw and Isle Royale”
Carnegie Museum Seminar Series: Natural History of the Keweenaw
Carnegie Museum Seminar Room, Downtown Houghton 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Monday, March 2, 2015
Rod A. Chimner, SFRES
“Management and Restoration of Peatlands”
Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar
Fisher 132 3:00pm

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Susan Martin, Social Sciences, emerita
"Indigenous Cultural Elements 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

Monday, February 23, 2015
Rita Neff, MS Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Municipal Solid Waste Management in the Developing World”
Cassandra Kussow, Environmental Engineering Student
“California; How did we get here and what do we do now?”
A brief look at the history of California's agricultural water use. The effects of continued ground water use and a look at new legislation to persevere the state of California.
Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar
Fisher 132 3:00pm

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Green Film Series presents: Forks Over Knives
Two out of every three of us are overweight. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. What can we do? The film will empower us to live healthier lives by changing the way we understand nutrition. (96 min)
Discussion Facilitator: Ray Sharp, Community Planning & Preparedness,
Western U. P. Health Department

G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building 7:00 – 9:00pm
Co-sponsored by: Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Jennie Tyrrell, Ph.D. candidate, CEE
"The Effects of Climate Change on Sediment Transport and Bridge Scour"
Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar
Dow 642 4:00 pm

Monday February 18, 2015
Dr Kate Buckeridge, Post-doctoral Scientist
Kansas Biological Survey & Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas
"Global change feedbacks to ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling"
Biological Sciences Faculty Candidate in Environmental Microbiology
MEEM 402 1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
PhD Defense: Ashley Coble, Biological Sciences
Amy Marcarelli, Advisor
“Biogeochemical Cycling in Lake Superior Tributaries: Seasonality, Quantity, and Quality of Export”
GLRC 202 9am – 10am

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Center for Water & Society Colloquium Course – UN5100
Topic: Impediments to Action
Papers: Oreskes 2013; Cash 2003; Daily 2009
Spring 2015 Theme: Science & Policy
Dow 873 3:35-4:24

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Dr. Alice Ortmann, Department of Marine Sciences
University of South Alabama, Mobile
“Characterizing the effect of environmental variation on the diversity of aquatic bacterial communities”
MEEM 402 1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Center for Water & Society Colloquium Course – UN5100
Topic: Anti-Science
Papers: Langston 2011; Spears 2013; Michaels 2005
Spring 2015 Theme: Science & Policy
EERC 227 3:35-4:24

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Roger Juntunen-Hewlett, Engineer on the icebreaking tug, Erika Kobasic
“Freighters on Ice”
The Great Winter Freeze of 2014 Video presentation
First of the Great Lakes Maritime Series by Roger Hewlett
Portage Lake District Library 6:30 pm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Center for Water & Society Colloquium Course – UN5100
Topic: Limits of Science
Papers: Sarewitz 2004; Oreskes 2004; Lubchenco 1998
Spring 2015 Theme: Science & Policy
Dow 873 3:35-4:24

Monday, January 26, 2015
David Watkins, Chenfu Huang, Zoe Miller, Nathan Zgnilec, Anika Kuczynski and Rasika Gawde
"Integrated Water Quality Monitoring, Modeling and Decision Support for Cleveland, OH"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
Fisher 132 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Wendy J. Pabich, Water Futures, Inc.
What’s Your Water Footprint?
Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Poster Design Workshop
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Government
Wondering how to design a poster and bring out the best of your research? Want to know how to effectively convey your ideas in the poster to the audience? Come and find out in this upcoming Lunch 'n' Learn event. Jennifer Sams from the Library will present guidelines and give suggestions on how to design your poster and effectively present your research. No RSVP is needed.
MUB Ballroom A 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Center for Water & Society Colloquium Course – UN5100
Topic: Torch Lake Case Study
Facilitator: Noel Urban
Spring 2015 Theme: Science & Policy
EERC 227 3:35-4:24

Friday, January 16, 2015
Valoree Gagnon, SS
"Ethnography and Oral History in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community: Collecting Oral Histories as a Social Experience with Tribal Narrators "
Social Science Brown Bag Series
AOB 201 12:00 pm

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Green Film Series: The Human Scale
How we can make our cities and towns more attractive and healthy? Based on the work of famed architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, the film brings real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and the car-centric urbanism of the 1960s and '70s. (83 min)
Discussion Facilitator: Nathan Miller, Keweenaw Land Trust, M.S. Regional Planning, University at Albany SUNY
G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Co-sponsored by: Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Raymond Shaw, Physics
Lake Superior in my driveway: lake effect snow in the Keweenaw?
Carnegie Museum Seminar Series: Natural History of the Keweenaw
Carnegie Museum Seminar Room, Downtown Houghton, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rolf Peterson, SFRES
“Animal Elements 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

Wednesday, December 10
MS Defense: Rhianna Williams, Environmental & Energy Policy
Richelle Winkler, Advisor
A Case Study of Data in the Management of Water Resources in the Gunnison River Basin, Colorado”
Academic Offices 204 10:00 am

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
PhD Defense: Venkata Ramana Pidatala Biological Sciences
Rupali Datta, Advisor
“Metabolomic and Proteomic Approaches to Understand Lead Stress in Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides L. NASH)”
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

Monday, December 8, 2014
Dale Griffin, USGS
“A Stairway to Heaven: The Role of Desert Dust Storms in the Global Scale Dispersion of Microorganisms”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, December 8, 2014
Joseph Wagenbrenner, SFRES
“Understanding erosion and sediment delivery across spatial scales: A case study on severely disturbed forest lands”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Monday, December 1, 2014
Caryn Heldt, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Tech
“Virus Removal from Water and Bioterapeutics”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Friday, November 21, 2014
Seth DePasqual: Cultural Resource Manager, NEPA Specialist
Isle Royale National Park
Social Sciences Brown Bag lunch series
12:00pm

November 20-21, 2014
Dr. James Gibbs, Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology and Associate Chair
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
Director of Roosevelt Wild Life Station
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Thursday, Nov. 20 in Forestry G002 at 12:30pm
“Integrating science and management to advance giant tortoise conservation in Galapagos, Ecuador”
Friday, Nov. 21 in Forestry G002 at 3:00pm
“Saving Russia's last snow leopards”

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Dr. Richelle Winkler, Social Sciences
Jay Meldrum, Director, Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Research Center
“Using Mine Water for Geothermal Energy in the Keweenaw”
2014 Green Lecture Series
G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Building 7:00 – 8:30pm

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
MS Defense: Colin McCorkle, Environmental Engineering
Brian Barkdoll, Advisor
“Tank Sizing and Optimizing Loop Placement in a Branched Water Distribution System”
Dow 875 9:00 am

2014 Water Festival photos and videos

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sarah Green, Chemistry
“Lake Superior’s natural history and future ”
Carnegie Museum Seminar Series: Natural History of the Keweenaw
Carnegie Museum Seminar Room, Downtown Houghton, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
MS Defense: Justina Silva, Applied Ecology
Ann Maclean & Erik Lilleskov, Advisors
“The Use of Geospatial Tools for Novel Methodologies of Complex Soil and Minirhizotron Imagery Analysis and the Assessment of the Relationship between Landform and Riparian Zone ”
Forestry G002 8:00 am

Monday, November 17, 2014
Charles Brumleve, Environmental MIning Specialist
Jessica Koski, Mining Technical Assistant
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
“The Role of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in UP Mining Issues: A Closer Look at Groundwater & the Eagle Mine”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00pm

Monday, November 17, 2014
MS Defense: Donald Norris, Mechanical Engineering
Michele Miller & John Gershenson, Advisors
“Water Access and Maintenance in Karonga, Malawi”
MEEM 405 10:00 am

Thursday, November 13, 2014
MS Defense: Yaoxian Huang, GMES
Shiliang Wu, Advisor
“Global modeling of atmospheric ozone and aerosols: model improvements and applications”
Dow 875 12:00 pm

Monday, November 10, 2014
Noelle Selin, MIT Global Change Institute
“Biogeochemical Cycling of Toxic Pollutants: Constraints from Global Modeling ”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, November 10, 2014
Jessica Daignault, SEH, Inc.
"From Student to Consultant: Building a Career after Michigan Tech "
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Monday, November 10, 2014
MS Defense: Paul Pebler, Civil Engineering
Brian Barkdoll, Advisor
“Double Vault Composting Latrines in Rural Paraguay: Feasible Construction and Optimal Use ”
GLRC 202 10:00 am

Friday, November 7, 2014
MS Defense: Timothy Veverica, Applied Ecology (SFRES)
Evan Kane & Amy Marcarelli, Advisors
“Ionic Liquid Extraction Unveils Previously Occluded Humic-Bound Iron in Peat Porewater”
Admin 404 11:00 am

Monday, November 3, 2014
Jeff Collett
Atmospheric Chemistry / Air Quality Program, Colorado State University
“The Increasing Importance of Ammonia for U.S. Air Quality”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, November 3, 2014
Jianqiu Zheng, Atmospheric Sciences, Michigan Tech
“N2O emissions”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 31, 2014
W. Charles Kerfoot, Biological Sciences,
“A Plague of Waterfleas: Exotics Impact Aquatic Food Webs”
Biological Sciences Seminar
Dow 642 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Abhilash Kantamneni, PhD student, Computer Science
"Solar Powering Michigan"

Many local markets in Michigan present significant opportunities for solar photovoltaic development due to high electricity rates. The presentation will cover the basics of going solar on your own property, and the future of solar in the regional energy mix.
2014 Green Lecture Series
G002 Hesterberg Hall, Forestry Bldg 7:00-8:30 pm

Monday, October 27, 2014
Hunter Carrick
Central Michigan University
“Occurrence of Key Members in Lake Michigan’s Microbial Food Web: Contribution to a Changing Ecosystem”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 27, 2014
Alex Mayer, Judith Perlinger, and David Watkins
Michigan Tech
A Panel Presentation on Interdisciplinary Research on Coupled Natural Human Systems in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MTU
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
M&M U113 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
2014 Lake Superior Water Festival
The Water Festival is designed to: offer students (Grades 4-8) engaging standards-based experiences taught by Michigan Tech scientists, students, and community experts involved in Great Lakes and STEM career fields. Activities will span content areas and will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students.
GLRC 8:45 – 3:00

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Alex Mayer, CEE/GMES
“The (un)natural history of Huron Creek, a working stream on the Keweenaw Peninsula ”
Carnegie Museum Seminar Series: Natural History of the Keweenaw
Carnegie Museum Seminar Room, Downtown Houghton, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Monday, October 20, 2014
Zhong Lu, Professor of Geophysics
Southern Methodist University
“Frontiers of Radar Remote Sensing”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 20, 2014
Dr. Steven Chapra
Tufts University
Research Interests: Water Quality Modeling, Numerical Methods, Advanced Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Dr. Peter B. McIntyre, Associate Professor,
Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin
"Making Connections: Linking Migratory Fish and Tributary Ecosystems in the Great Lakes Basin"
Dow 642 2:00pm
Abstract
Co-sponsored by CWS, GLRC, and Biological Sciences

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Camden Burd, a PhD student from the University of Rochester
"Environmentalism at the Point of Extraction: Viewpoints, Politics and Memory in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during the Environmental Movement "
Van Pelt and Opie Library's East Reading Room 4:00 pm

Monday, October 13, 2014
Andrew Detwiler, Professor
Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program and Department of Physics
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
“Atmospheric Physics: Observing Electrification and Lightning in Thunderstorms”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, October 13, 2014
Fernanda Lares Orozco

Natural Resource Management at the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
“Life Cycle Assessment of Wheat Production Systems in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, Mexico ”
Dr. Agustin Robles, Associate Professor (via Skype)
Dept. of Water and Environmental Science and School of Natural Resources at the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
“Ecohydrological Monitoring Program for the Adaptation to Climate Change in Northwest Mexico: An Overview ”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
2014 D80 Conference ("Engage in Community")
The Michigan Tech campus hosts this annual conference in the fall every year to give a platform to the voices of university students working with under-served communities both domestically and abroad. The public is always invited to join us.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jonathan Mellor (CEE/PCMI ' 09), Yale Climate & Energy Institute Keynote Address: "The Complexities of Water, Climate and Health"
Register by September 28 for a free conference t-shirt and by October 4 for a free conference lunch (http://mtu.libcal.com/event.php?id=791868). Registration for attendees closes on October 8, 2014. If you would like to present at this year's conference, please indicate this on the registration form.
Location: Dow Environmental Sciences & Engineering Bldg. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, October 6, 2014
Richard C. Flagan, California Institute of Technology
“Much Ado about Almost Nothing — Atmospheric Nanoparticles”
EPSSI Seminar - Richard Honrath Memorial Lecture
M&M U115 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Dr. Leena Finér, Professor of Agriculture and Forestry
University of Helsinki, Finland
“Interactions between forest management and water quality in boreal landscapes”
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
Forestry G002 12:30 PM

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

Monday, September 29, 2014
Michael Dutter & Matt Zika
NOAA/National Weather Service, Marquette
"Building a Weather-Ready Nation through Science and Research"
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, September 29, 2014
Abhilash "Abhi" Kantamneni, Computer Science
"Solar Powering Rural America"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

Friday, September 26, 2014
Barry Solomon (SS)
"Policies for the Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Pan-America: A Review and Synthesis of Five Countries"
Social Sciences Brown-bag lunch
AOB 201 12:00 noon

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Carol MacLennan (SS)
"Creating the Torch Lake Industrial District and Its Environment"
"Fourth Thursday in History" series
Lake Linden-Hubbell High School Auditorium 7:00 pm

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Dr. Ariel Lugo, Ecologist
Director International Institute of Tropical Forestry
US Forest Service, Puerto Rico
"Novel ecosystems: humans accelerate a 200-year-old process"
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
G002 Forestry 12:30 pm

Monday, September 22, 2014
Pei Hou, Ph.D. Candidate, Atmospheric Sciences, Michigan Tech
"Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Meteorological Events and the Implications for Air Quality"
Yaoxian Huang, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech
"Evaluating GEOS-Chem simulations of ozone and ozone precursors at Summit, Greenland"
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 p.m.

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 2008 - October 2009
     October 2007 - October 2008
     October 2006 - October 2007
     October 2005 - October 2006

 

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Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA

Center E-mail: mtcws@mtu.edu

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