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Water Resources Center
Confluence — News for the University's water community

October 10, 2018 Issue 92

We are Water Minnesota Exhibit
October 12- November 16
IonE's Commons Meeting and Art Space
October 12 through November 26, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will host We Are Water MN. This popular statewide traveling exhibition explores the connections between the humanities and water, inviting visitors to reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota – and add their own stories to the mix.

Opportunities

MN DNR Lake Superior Coastal Program Annual Grant Opportunity
Deadline: November 19, 2018
3:00pm

CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowships to support graduate student travel to field sites
Applications due October 31, 2018

Events

The Current Webinar: Imagine a Day Without Water
October 10, 2018
2:00 pm

We Are Water MN Grand Opening Ceremony
October 12, 2018 
3:00-7:00pm
IonE's Commons meeting and art space
October 12 through November 26, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will host We Are Water MN, and multiple events surrounding the exhibit. The traveling exhibition explores the connections between the humanities and water, inviting visitors to reflect on local stories and the meaning and experiences of water in Minnesota – and add their own stories to the mix.

Minnesota Water Resources Conference
October 16-17, 2018
RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

Resources

GEWEX coordinates science activities to facilitate research into the global water cycle and interactions between the land and the atmosphere.Visit their Resources page to access climate datasets. View last week's Headwaters lecture by Peter van Oevelan for more discussion of GEWEX activities.

National Academies Report on National Water Priorities 
Produced at the request of USGS, this report identifies the nation’s highest-priority water science and resources challenges over the next 25 years. 

Seminars

WRS Seminar Twin Cities
Chloride Contributions From Water Softners and Other Domestic, Agricultural, and Industrial Sources to Minnesota Waters
Alycia Overbo, WRS Ph.D. candidate
October 12, 2018
3:00pm 
375 Borlaug

WRS Seminar Duluth
Microbes-to-Macrophytes in Minnesota: Water Quality and Sediment Chemistry
Chanlan Chun, Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Resources Research Institute
October 15, 2018
4:00pm
202 Swenson

SAFL Seminar
Vortex wake dynamics: the surprising connections between bat flight and tidal energy harvesting
Kenny Breuer, Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University
October 16, 2018
3:00-4:15pm
SAFL Auditorium

SWAC Seminar
Unraveling Regulation of Soil Nitrification
Florence Sessoms - Department of Horticulture - UMN
October 17, 2018
3:30pm
S415 Soils

Earth Sciences Seminar
Alpine hydrogeology: The critical role of groundwater in sourcing the headwaters of the world
Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience
October 18, 2018
4:00pm
20 Tate Hall
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