The Urban Water Institute partners with local entities to organize symposia on water-related issues for industry, government, faculty and students. Invited regional and national experts present on areas of interest at the K-State Olathe and Manhattan campuses and on video streamed to regional partners.
Hutchinson to discuss water resources from an engineering perspective for students of natural resources and environmental sciences
March 4, 2014 11:30 a.m.
Stacy Hutchinson, associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering and interim director of the Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University, will give a public lecture at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the K-State Student Union Little Theater.
Hutchinson will discuss the issues surrounding water quantity and quality and how engineers contribute to a better understanding of water resources in urban and rural areas. Her talk is being presented for students participating in the capstone course of the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and is open to the general public as part of the new Natural Resources and Environmental Science and Sustainability Science Seminar Series. Undergraduate students interested in natural resources, environmental science, and sustainability issues are especially encouraged to attend.
The presentation is sponsored by the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and the office of sustainability.
Understanding Climate Change and the Implications for Kansas City: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Possible Adaptations
March 31, 2014 4-5:30 p.m.
Location: K-State Olathe
Considerable evidence exists that the climate for our planet is changing, with system modeling indicating that additional change is in the pipeline. Mid-America Regional Council and the Urban Water Institute invite you to a presentation by Professor John Harrington, Jr., Department of Geography at Kansas State University, to provide updated information on the nature of global climate change, along with local examples of climate variation. The date for the presentation is set to occur soon after release of findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR5 Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
Following the presentation, for further discussion, Dr. Harrington will be joined by panelists:
- Doug Kluck, Central Region Climate Services Director, NOAA
- Stacy Hutchinson, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University Urban Water Institute
- Ed Peterson, Johnson County Commissioner
Contact Joan Leavens, Urban Water Institute Program Coordinator, for more information.
Seminar on water sustainability in a changing world presented at K-State Manhattan
A seminar, "Water Sustainability in a Changing World," was presented by Dr. Jerald Schnoor in Fiedler Auditorium at Kansas State University on October 7. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment, the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and the Urban Water Institute.
"Water sustainability is very important in Kansas, and this lecture will be of interest to many faculty and students at K-State," said Larry Erickson, professor of chemical engineering and director, Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University.
Dr. Schnoor is Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of occupational and environmental health and co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. He is editor-in-chief of Environmental Science and Technology, a recipient of the prestigious Clarke Prize, a national award recognizing significant contributions to the area of water research and technology and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He was selected to lead the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council by Governor Chet Culver in 2007; the Council developed a report on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.