Water Seminar Series at Virginia Tech in Spring 2014 Includes Talks on Environmental Sciences and Law (Jan. 28), Ecosystem Markets (Jan. 29), Urban Stormwater (Feb. 6), and Water Threats and Opportunities (Apr. 29)

The Spring 2014 Water Seminar Series at Virginia Tech will feature the following speakers and topics.  Locations noted below are all on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.  For more information, please contact the Virginia Water Resources Center at (540) 231-5624 or water@vt.edu.

Jan. 28 – Martin Doyle, professor of river science and policy at Duke University: Measurement and Reference Frames in Hydrology, Ecology, and Environmental Law.  2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., in 310 Kelly Hall.  Sponsored by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech (ICTAS).

Jan. 29 – Martin Doyle, professor of river science and policy at Duke University: How Ecosystem Service Markets Work, and Why They Don’t.  2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Virginia Bioinformatics (VBI) auditorium.  Sponsored by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech (ICTAS).

Feb. 6 – John Sansalone, professor of environmental engineering sciences at the University of Florida: Physiochemical Properties of Urban Stormwater with Respect to Excess Nutrients, and Implications for Treatment.  1 p.m.-2 p.m., in 108 Human & Agricultural Biosciences Building 1 (HABBI); sponsored by the Department of Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering Department, the Virginia Tech Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, and the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.

Apr. 29 – Ben Grumbles, president of the U.S. Water Alliance: Water’s 3 Biggest Threats (and Opportunities).  2 p.m.-3 p.m., location to be announced.  Sponsored by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech (ICTAS).

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