Water Week Archives

Presented by: TFISE Water Systems Working Group
Water week is a week-long series of events designed to inform our campus of the environmental and economic importance of water. This year we will look at conserving, preserving, and managing this natural resource.  The project is a collaborative effort between the Colleges of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering as well as the Kentucky Geological Survey and Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute. 

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Featured Events for 2015


Mon, 10/19 Conversations on Conservation
Lunch (provided), film shorts*, and discussion
The 90, Room 202, 11:45 to 1:00
Mike Floyd (US Fish & Wildlife Service) & Steven Price (UK’s Forestry Dept)
Lead: Dr. Chris Barton, Forestry Dept and Appalachian Center Director
Co-sponsored by the Appalachian Center
*("Bringing Back the Brooks" and "The Last Dragons")

Tues, 10/20: Swim for the River
Film Screening & Panel Discussion
WT Young Auditorium, 5:45 PM, pre-film food in Alumni Gallery at 5:00 PM
Panelists: Mike Hensley (Nature Conservancy); Pat Banks (Kentucky Riverkeeper) & Corrine Mulberry (Watershed Technical Advisor);
Leads: Dr. Jimmy Fox , Civil Engineering and Trish Coakley, ERTL
Link to Panelist Bios

Wed, 10/21: Career Panel
Dinner & discussion with science and engineering experts
The 90, Rooms 215 and 217, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Panelists: Eric Dawalt (Ecogro); Amy Sohner (Bluegrass Greensource), Mark Gumbert (Copperhead Consulting)
Dinner Provided
Lead: Dr. Carmen Agouridis, Biosystems & Ag Engineering
Thurs, 10/22: Seminar, "Values of GRACE Satellite Data for Assessing Changes in Water Resources”
Bridget Scanlon, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Austin
Slone Building Room 303, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, Refreshments at 3:30
Lead: Dr. Alan Fryar, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Fri, 10/23 Tuning Into the Bluegrass
A transdisciplinary design workshop facilitated by Public Works
School of Arts & Visual Studies, 236 Bolivar; 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Limited to 30 participants, Lunch provided
Lead: Sarah Wylie VanMeter, Arts & Visual Studies
Co-sponsored by the School of Arts, Visiting Artists Program & the SSC
Register here        Link to flyer       (Registration deadline: October 21)

Fri, 10/23: Cane Run Stream Restoration
Field trip and work day
Targeting middle school participants
Lead(s): Dr. Chris Barton, Forestry/Appalachian Center and Dr. Carmen Agouridis, BAE

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