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Confluence — News for the University's water community

March 1, 2017 Issue 16

Year of Water Action:  March's  theme is Impacts of Climate Change on Minnesota Water. At the U, Holly Meier and others are helping build climate readiness in Lake Superior communities.

Opportunities

Call for papers: Special issue on Water Management and Payment for Environmental Services in the Journal Water Economics and Policy

Manuscript submission deadline: June 30, 2017

Upcoming Events

CFANS Research Development and Safety Fair
Learn about research resources, meet with representatives from Health and Safety, meet program officer of organizations that offer research funding opportunities.
Free pizza lunch provided (registration requested).
March 8, 2017, 11am-1pm
St. Paul Student Center

Minnesota River Congress public meeting
May 18, 2017
Redwood Area Community Center
for more info, contact Scott Sparlin sesparlin@gmail.com

Agricultural Drainage + Future of Water Quality Workshop
9am-3pm. Hosted by ISG and Prinsco. 
March 27, 2017
Willmar, MN

Lectures

WRS Seminar
Estimates of Annual Loads of Total Nitrogen Contributed to Streams by Groundwater, Landscape, and Point Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Paul Capel, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo Engineering
March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
375 Borlaug Hall

WRS Seminar -  Duluth
Exploring the Two Water Worlds in Catchment Hydrology
Salli Dymond,  Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Research Laboratory Building Room 200

SAFL Seminar
TBD
March 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

SWAC Seminar
North Central United States: Climate, Runoff, and Flooding 
Karen Ryberg  |  USGS, Bismarck, ND
March 8, 2017
3:30pm
375 Borlaug Hall

FWCB Seminar
Managing invasive aquatic macrophytes and enhancing native plant communities in Minnesota lakes  
Ray Newman, Professor, Dept. Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.
March 3, 2017 12:00– 1:00pm.
335 Borlaug Hall.

Data Visualization webinar from eXtension.
Scott Cummings, Texas A&M, will cover various tools for the creation of infographics and data visualizations.
2:00pm
March 2, 2017

Risk-based management for bigheaded carps: a workshop from MAISRC.
8:00-4:30pm
March 15, 2017

Resources

Adaptive Management for De-icing in Minnesota
by Larry Baker
Contamination from road salt has become one of the most serious urban pollutants for cities in cold climates.

Check out the Winter 2017 issue of the Minnesota Water Science Center Newsletter, summarizing reports on lake level changes in the Metro area, dimensionless sediment rating curves, harmful algal blooms and more.

The 2017 Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters (HSHW) Symposium on February 1, 2017 featured research, professionals, and farmers from across the country. Read the Symposium summary here.
Fun fact: Speakers of Japanese and Korean probably would view Wednesday as the obvious day for Confluence to arrive. Days of the week in those languages are named for elements of nature, with Wednesday being "water day."
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