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Current floodplain management policies in Puget Sound have led to significant development in floodplains, loss of aquatic and riparian habitat, and diminished floodplain function. The consequences include costly floods, declines of salmon and orca...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-02-02
Patrick Christie, Associate Professor in the UW School of Marine Affairs and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, will present an introduction to the coral reefs and fisheries of the Philippines, which are the most biodiverse in...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-02-09
The currents that result from the daily rise and fall of the tides are a potential source of clean, renewable energy for coastal communities. Tidal In-Stream Energy Conversion, or TISEC, uses submerged turbines, with no surface expression and...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-02-16
In this talk, Dr. Istanbulluoglu will: 1. Examine the effect of climate and "nature's engine" on resource/water management, impacting recreation, clean water, ecosystem, natural hazards, and irrigation. 2. Consider wildfire causes, including the...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-02-23
Professor Peña will discuss the background to and implications of Colorado's HB 09-1233, "On the Recognition of Acequias," a new water law signed by Governor Ritter in April 2009. The Recognition law acknowledges that "The first nonnative...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-03-02
This paper offers extended commentary on the challenges posed by the law and ethos of prior appropriation, long dominant in the western United States as the foundation of water rights, for a newly resurgent commitment to communitary water...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2014-11-23
Power relations influence the way we claim and use natural, and especially water, resources. Predicted impacts of global climate change on water resources in the Pacific Northwest presuppose intensified conflict among users/uses. This talk will...
2011-03-23
2011-03-23
2010-03-09
Steve Hirschey and Mark Buscher, both with King County, will provide an overview of reclaimed water: What it is and its benefits. They will describe where it is being produced and how it is being used locally. They will give an overview of the...
2011-03-24
2011-03-24
2009-10-06
Peter Oppenheimer will present visualization tools, including Virtual Puget Sound and Google Earth, that can help us understand complex systems, such as Puget Sound. Virtual Puget Sound can be used as a tool for visualizing scientific data and as...
2011-03-24
2011-03-24
2009-10-13
Joseph Anderson will begin with a brief history of efforts to colonize Chinook salmon, as well as some alternative hypotheses. Next, he will present a research project that examined the success of Chinook and coho salmon colonizing efforts in...
2011-03-24
2011-03-24
2009-10-20
Cynthia Barton will outline a brief history of the USGS, including its recent reorganization and mission. Next, she will describe how the USGS carries out the Water Program through a structure that consists of: 1. Headquarters a. Technical b....
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-10-27
The speakers will present a guide to implementing watershed approaches: 1. Do you have clear goals and can you stick to them? 2. Go get data on basin hydrology, hydraulics, geomorph and biology.3. Put the basin first, then temper ideas with...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-11-03
Cliff Mass will speak about the unique precipitation patterns in the Northwest. This has major societal impacts, such as flood control and damaging storms, usually associated with the "Pineapple Express." There has been major progress in...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-11-10
Richard Horner will describe the elements of Pacific Northwest forest hydrology: trees and soils. He will contrast this to urban hydrology, where the hydrologic services of trees and soils are lost. He will describe the impacts of urban hydrology...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-11-17
Curtis Hinman will discuss the problem of urban pollutants and stormwater conditions affecting water quality treatment in the Puget Sound and surrounding watersheds. Structural stormwater controls alone have limitations for protecting native...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-11-24
The Puget Sound Partnership Action Agenda (2008) proposes four basic questions: 1. What is a healthy Puget Sound (and how do we know if we are moving toward one)? 2. What is the status of Puget Sound and what are the biggest threats to it? 3. What...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-12-01
Bill Labiosa will present the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model, which is a regional tool for supporting ecological restoration planning. He will outline the background and context of the project, describe development scenarios for Puget...
2011-03-25
2011-03-25
2009-12-08
Examination of a 20-year record of spawning coho salmon abundance from more than 80 streams in central Puget Sound indicated that even modest levels of development within a watershed were associated with reductions is salmon abundance. The fact...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-03-31
In a time of international tension and insecurity, water will become increasingly important, particularly in the arid lands of the Euphrates-Tigris. One of the security challenges, not often discussed, is the long range prospect for Iraq to have...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-04-07
Professor Ryan discusses a study that examined planning outputs from watershed planning processes in the Puget Sound region of Washington state. Collaborative watershed planning processes have been widely used in Washington state for more than a...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-04-14
This seminar describes a variety of ecological, geomorphological, and hydrodynamic studies that are currently underway in the Skagit Delta, in Washington State, and describes how they are being applied to planning and design of tidal marsh...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-04-21
In this presentation, Bisson compares the results of a 50-year retrospective analysis of temperature, precipitation, and flow in the upper Snoqualmie River basin with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group’s generalized predictions....
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-04-28
Carol Volk will present an introduction to managing and understanding data. She will cover the following topics: 1. What is data? 2. Where is all the data? 3. What do we do with it? 4. Is it useful? As examples, she reviews two case studies: the...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-05-05
Habitat restoration along 235 kilometers of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is meant to support endangered juvenile salmonids on their migration to the Pacific Ocean by reestablishing lost tidal marshes and swamps in the floodplain. This...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-05-12
Bianca Perla will discuss a major conservation challenge we face: how do we manage linked social and ecological landscapes to incorporate change while maintaining sustainability? She will present research that investigates the role of social and...
2011-03-28
2011-03-28
2009-05-19
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