Water & Biogeochemical Cycles

Request for Information (RFI): Clean Water Technologies

The purpose of this modification is to change the submission deadline for responses to this RFI from 07/28/2017 to 08/28/2017. EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) partners with industry, small business, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.

A Novel Water Management Tool for Your Landscape Plantings

The Tree Diaper is a National Science Foundation sponsored new technology that features rain/snow-water harvesting, super slow release irrigation, weed control, stormwater retention, erosion control, and mitigation of harsh weather conditions. This webinar presents findings of field tests comparing the Tree Diaper with traditional watering bag on trees planted in road medians in Richmond, Virginia.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

The AFRI Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate (RACC) Challenge Area focuses on sustainable increase in agricultural productivity and the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food. In FY 2017, the AFRI RACC Challenge Area will invest in one priority area, Climate, Land Use, and Land Management.

Managing Risk in a Changing Climate

In conjunction with Penn State Earth Week activities, WPSU-TV and the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) invite you to the premiere screening of the television documentary "Managing Risk in a Changing Climate" at 7pm on Tuesday April 18th at the State Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

This 30-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion with our Penn State panelists:

Kappe Lecture: The aquatic photochemistry on naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants

Kris McNeill, professor of Environmental Chemistry at ETH-Zurich, will be visiting Penn State Wednesday 3/15 - Thursday 3/16 to present at the first Kappe Lecture co-organized by environmental engineering and chemistry. His talk will be at 5:00 pm in Berg Auditorium, 100 Huck Life Sciences Building on Wednesday March 15. The talk is titled “The aquatic photochemistry on naturally occurring sensitizers and antioxidants”. The abstract and a brief bio of Prof. McNeill are given below. 


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.