WRRC Brown Bag Seminars in September, October

All seminars will be held from 12:00–1:15 p.m. in the Sol Resnick Conference Room on the UA campus (350 N. Campbell Ave.)

Safe and Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: In Theory and Reality

  • Date: September 2
  • Speaker: Grant Weinkam, Ph.D., Research Analyst, WRRC

Dr. Weinkam is an environmental specialist who works in aquatic (surface water, wastewater, drinking water, storm water), terrestrial (agricultural, urban, natural), and atmospheric systems. He is interested in applying physical, chemical, biological, and socioeconomic principles to better understand and control the fate, transport, and impact of contaminants in human and natural systems.

Modeling’s Role in Strategic Water Resources Management Planning for Clarkdale, Arizona

  • Date: September 21
  • Speaker: Laurel Lacher, Ph.D., Owner/Principal Lacher Hydrological Consulting

Dr. Lacher’s research and professional interests center on groundwater-surface water interactions. Balancing human needs for potable water with protection of fragile stream systems has become her key professional purpose.

Dam Removal and River Restoration of the Elwha River, Washington: Lessons learned 5 years into the project

  • Date: October 6
  • Speaker:  Chris Magirl, Ph.D., Studies Chief, USGS

With over 20 years of experience researching hydrology and fluid mechanics for both government and industry, Dr. Magirl has worked on fluvial geomorphology, sediment-transport, and river ecology issues throughout the western U.S. Before joining the USGS, he was an R&D project manager and engineer for Hewlett-Packard. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles on geomorphology, hydrology, and engineering and he holds six patents.

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