2013 University of Washington Water Symposium

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Thank you to all who attended the 2013 Symposium, continuing the long UW tradition of bringing together regional water scientists and engineers for a day of learning, discussions, and fun!  This page now serves as an archive for the event.


Poster Winner

Thanks to all of the poster presenters for their participation!  Our Best Student Poster winner was:

  • Lara Pracht, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
    The Influence of Reducing Rice Field Irrigation Recharge on Groundwater Arsenic Concentrations in Bangladesh



Copies of presentations from the Symposium will be posted here as we obtain permission from the presenters.  

Welcome & Introductions

Session 1: Water and Energy

  • Sarah Morley, NOAA Fisheries
    Elwha River Dam Removal: Observations from Year 1: Download Audio (MP3)
  • Andrea Copping, Marine Sciences Laboratory, PNNL
    Environmental Effects of Harvesting Energy from the Oceans: Progress in Research and Sharing of Information: Download Audio (MP3)
  • Brian Polagye, NW National Marine Renewable Energy Center
    Tidal Energy Resources, Technology, and Research: Download Slides: Part 1 | Part 2 (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)

Session 2: Ocean Acidification

  • Simone Alin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
    Ocean acidification and Puget Sound: From water chemistry to larval oysters
  • Moose O'Donnell, Biology Department, Friday Harbor Labs, UW
    Experimental Systems to Explore the Impacts of High CO2 on Mussells: Download Slides (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)
  • Emma Timmins-Schiffman, Ph.D. student, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
    Using Proteomics to Understand Ocean Acidification Stress in the Pacific Oyster: Download Slides (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)

Session 3: Climate Change and Adaptation

  • Peter Lisi, Ph.D. student, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
    The importance of hydrologic variation to the spawning phenology of salmon and species they support in river systems: Download Slides (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)
  • Guillaume Mauger, UW Climate Impacts Group
    Climate, Hydrology, and Water Temperatures: Climate Impacts in the Western U.S.: Download Slides (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)
  • Rachel Gregg, EcoAdapt
    Climate-Smart Water Resource Management: Protecting the Life Aquatic in a Changing World: Download Slides (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)
  • Spencer Reeder/Andrea Martin, Cascadia Consulting
    Climate Impacts & Adaptation in the Northwest: A brief summary of the Northwest Chapter of the National Climate Assessment and introduction to the Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool: Download Slides: Part 1 | Part 2 (PDF) | Download Audio (MP3)
  • Dave Lawrence, Ph.D. student, UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
    Adaptation planning for multiple stressors:  The interactive effects of climate change, riparian management, and a non-native predator on stream-rearing salmon: Download Audio (MP3)


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