Water & Biogeochemical Cycles

The Economic Value of Protecting, Restoring and Expanding Nature’s Financial Benefits

John Rogers, President, Keystone Conservation Trust

This webinar answers a basic question. "What is nature worth?" Does it have a hidden value beyond the beauty and welfare of a community? What are we willing to pay to maintain or enhance our quality of life, health, cost of living and economy that nature provides?

CANCELLED: The Effect of Climate Change on Riverine Inputs to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays

Raymond Najjar, Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Meteorology at The Pennsylvania State University

The success of efforts to restore the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, two large, degraded estuaries in the Eastern United States, will depend on the future climate of the watersheds of these estuaries.

Coffee Hour with Alfred Kalyanapu: Flood Modeling in the 21st Century: Dealing with Challenges and Making Advances

Alfred Kalyanapu is an assistant professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) since 2011. At TTU, he leads the Tennessee Tech Water Resources Modeling and Simulation (TechWARMS) research group focusing on understanding water and its interaction with urban areas through modeling & simulations. He holds Ph.D. and M.S in Civil Engineering degrees from the University of Utah and B.Tech degree from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.

Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World

Brian Richter
President at Sustainable Waters and Global Water Director at The Nature Conservancy


NSF Funding INFEWS Collaboration Meeting

Faculty and researchers are invited to meet, network, and build research partnerships around the NSF's funding opportunity on Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary and convergent research to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus.

Keeping Pesticides Out of Groundwater

During 2016, Penn State Extension Personnel delivered 19 “Keeping Pesticides out of Groundwater” presentations, reaching 14 separate Pennsylvania counties. A total of 1,178 pesticide applicators, representing 16,418 acres of land where pesticides are applied, attended the extension trainings. Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Jim Clark, will share the contents of this groundwater protection presentation. Applicators were taught, and the webinar will discuss, the characteristics of groundwater, how contamination can happen, and what steps can be taken to protect groundwater.

The Need for, and Implications of Geoengineering Research

Jane Long, Environmental Defense Fund

SCRiM Seminar – Sustainable Climate Risk Management Center