Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

Jason Hubbart is a professor of physical hydrology and water quality in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design (DCANRD). He serves as the director of the West Virginia University (WVU) Institute of Water Security and Science (IWSS) and also directs the WVU DCANRD Interdisciplinary Hydrology Laboratory (IHL). He serves as the assistant director of the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and is the West Virginia gubernatorial appointee to the Science and Technical Advisory Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program (STAC). He advises post-docs, graduate students, conducts research, and has published over 115 peer reviewed articles in the field. 

Advancements in contemporary watershed management are both a major challenge, and urgent need of this century. The experimental watershed study (EWS) approach was originally applied in forested wildland watersheds over a century ago to quantitatively characterize basic landscape alterations (e.g., forest harvest, road building) on water quality and various ecosystem responses. These long-term EWS monitoring programs created a model system to show stakeholders how investing in science-based monitoring initiatives improves decision-making and reduces long-term costs, thereby improving management decisions, increasing management efficiencies, and sustaining natural resources through more focused investments. Applications of classic wildland EWS’s to contemporary EWS designs in multiple-land-use watersheds will be presented while illustrating how such an approach can encourage innovation, cooperation, and trust among diverse watershed stakeholders working towards a common goal of improving and sustaining hydrologic regimes and water quality.

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Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

Presenter: Jennifer Tank, Galla Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Environmental Change Initiative at Notre Dame.

Tank's research focuses on the cycling of nutrients in streams and river with an emphasis on the restoration of ecosystem function in impacted systems. She leads a multidisciplinary group of researchers examining the effect of agricultural land use on freshwater as part of the Indiana Watershed Initiative. Her research is helping to quantify the water quality benefits of agricultural conservation practices through watershed-scale implementation of effective practices.

Register at https://bit.ly/35AVFMt.

Virtual sessions are free and open to the public. Sessions will be recorded and posted on INRC’s website with speakers’ permission. Questions can be directed to Malcolm Robertson, INRC Program Coordinator, at malcolmr@iastate.edu.

Download the INRC Spring 2021 Water Research Seminar Series flyer to post or share.