Water & Biogeochemical Cycles

CANCELLED - Water Insights Seminar - Living Through the City of Cape Town's Water crisis

Presenter: Mumbi Kimani Water scarcity is one of the major problems facing many countries. South Africa is a water scarce country and the gap between supply and demand has been increasing. Urbanization has been on the rise, by 2017 almost two thirds of South African's lived in urban areas. This influx has seen cities like the City of Cape Town struggle to cope with increasing water demand. The recent drought in Cape Town triggered a water crisis leading to the city declaring a date “day zero” on which it would turn off the city's taps.

Environment and Natural Resources Institute

CANCELLED: Water Insight Seminar: Modeling Hydroelectric Generation for Large-Scale Regional Electricity Grid Resilience Studies: Methods and Challenges

Mort Webster, Professor of Energy Engineering, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering gives a talk on work being done on Modeling Hydroelectric Generation for Large-Scale Regional Electricity Grid Resilience Studies: Methods and Challenges. Food and beverages will be served. Also available via Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/440746219

The Shape of Water: An Artist Works with Rain, Watershed and Hydrology

The Arboretum at Penn State is pleased to invite the public to attend a seminar by Stacy Levy, the artist who designed the Ridge and Valley sculpture in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens. The inspiration for this educational work of art was the desire to celebrate rainwater and its importance to all life.

Ms. Levy’s academic training was in sculpture, forestry, and architecture. Her  environmentally-focused installations have been showcased across the country.

Susquehanna River Symposium Call for Abstracts

We are calling for abstracts for the 13th Susquehanna River Symposium which will take place on Oct. 26-27, 2018 at Bucknell University in the Elaine Langone Center. The symposium is a great way to share your projects with others who are also working in the Mid-Atlantic watersheds. The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

2019 Desalination and Water Purification Research Program

The goal of the DWPR Program is to increase water supplies by reducing cost, energy consumption and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters.

2019 PA Groundwater Symposium

Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to attend the 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at it's new location at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.

The Symposium theme, Emerging Concerns for Groundwater, will provide a forum for researchers, students, professionals and educators working in the groundwater field to exchange information and promote protection of groundwater resources throughout the state.