Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are held at the Sol Resnick Conference Room, Water Resources Research Center, 350 N Campbell Ave, Tucson AZ 85721
Contact: Jane Cripps jcripps(at)cals.arizona.edu or 520-621-2526
WRRC Brown Bag Lunch Seminars
Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Gardenroots: The Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona Garden Project
Speaker: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, PhD Candidate, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona
Project web link is: http://garden-roots.org/
Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Biofuel Production and Water in the Southwest
Speaker: Kim Ogden, Professor, UA Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering
The Southwest is under consideration for production of fuel from plants and algae due to the long days and ample sunlight. However, water is an issue for sustainable production. This presentation will focus on the potential for using algae and sweet sorghum as feedstocks for biofuels in the Southwest. Strategies for reducing water usage, recycling water and using wastewater for cultivation will be highlighted.
Thursday, April 19, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Valuing the multi-benefits of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan using an ecosystem service framework
Speaker: Rosalind Bark, PhD, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan aims to maximise the benefits of river reform to the Australian public. Valuing the benefits from changed flow and inundation regimes under the Basin Plan requires linking ecological outcomes and economic valuation. An ecosystem service framework is used as the bridge between ecological sciences and economic valuation.
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