2011 UW Water Symposium

Start Date/Time: Monday, April 18, 2011, 9:00 AM
Ending Date/Time: Monday, April 18, 2011, 5:00 PM
Location: Kane 225


The Center for Urban Waters is pleased to announce the 2011 UW Water Symposium, to be held on Monday, April 18 in Kane Hall on the UW Seattle campus. This event continues the long UW tradition of bringing together regional water scientists and engineers for a day of learning, discussions, and fun. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to anyone who may be interested.

The event flyer is attached to this e-mail; complete details are also available on the Symposium website.

We are currently accepting abstract submissions, with a priority deadline of 5pm Friday, April 1. Submission guidelines are attached here and also available on the symposium website. Abstracts should be submitted to this e-mail address.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged so that we can plan accordingly for the printing of programs and providing refreshments. Please register online here.

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers for the event:

Dr. Usha Varanashi
Dr. Varanasi recently retired as director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) in Seattle, WA, part of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The NWFSC conducts basic and applied research to support the management and conservation of the Pacific Northwest region's anadromous and marine fishery resources and their habitats. Dr. Varanasi's leadership and management have resulted in increased communication and partnerships with constituents, and new research programs that address current and future science and management needs, including the Cumulative Risk Initiative, and the marine groundfish research program, which is dramatically improving stock assessments and resource surveys in the Pacific Northwest. For her achievements, she was awarded the prestigious 2000 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service, the Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the NOAA Distinguished Career Award, and an honorable mention as one of NOAA's History Makers.

Dr. Derek Booth
Dr. Booth is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and the Senior Geologist of Stillwater Sciences, a 60-person environmental consulting firm in California, Oregon, and Washington. He has studied geomorphology, hydrology, and watershed management for the past 30 years, first with the US Geological Survey and then with the Basin Planning Program for King County (Washington), as a full-time University of Washington research professor as the director of the Center for Urban Water Resources Management and it successor, the Center for Water and Watershed Management, and now in private practice.

Dr. Steven Chapra
Dr. Chapra teaches at Tufts University, where he holds the Louis Berger Chair in Computing and Engineering. Dr. Chapra worked for EPA, NOAA, Texas A&M and the University of Colorado. He has also served as the Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Decision Support in Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES), and has been a visiting professor at Duke University and the University of Washington. His general research interests focus on surface water-quality modeling and advanced computer applications in environmental engineering. He has authored five textbooks including Numerical Methods for Engineers, which has been used at over 150 universities since it was first published in 1985.

We still have openings for sponsors for the event. Please contact Kim Davenport at kimmd@uw.edu or 253-254-7030 for more information or to donate sponsorship packages. Sponsorship packages are processed via the University of Washington Foundation/ UWT Matejka Urban Waters Project Fund. The University of Washington and the University of Washington Foundation (Tax ID# 94-3079432) are registered as charitable organizations with the Secretary of State, State of Washington.

For more information, see the flyer.

Abstract submission guidelines.