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SafeZone Training: CIRES Main

SafeZone Training: CIRES Main

Morgan Seamont and Scarlet Bowen from the CU Gender and Sexuality Center will lead us through scenario-based exercises common in our discipline. Safe Zone Training is offered in order to build an inclusive work environment for LGBTQAI+ employees, students and allies. Practice your new skills in a safe environment and meet others who are interested in these topics. Light refreshments will be served. 

RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/CIRESSafeZone

Can't make this one? Three Sessions:

  • 4/30/18 RL-2 East Campus, Rm 155, 11:30-1p
  • 5/1/18, CIRES Main Fellows Room, 10:30a-12n
  • 5/2/18, NOAA DSRC, Rm 2A305, 9:30-11a [Note: Must have CAC badge or RSVP by 4/30/18 so that your name may be provided to DOC security.]

date

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
10:30am to 12:00pm

location

Fellows Room, CIRES

contact

Susan.Sullivan@colorado.edu
2018-05-01
 
SafeZone Training: NOAA Campus

SafeZone Training: NOAA Campus

Morgan Seamont and Scarlet Bowen from the CU Gender and Sexuality Center will lead us through scenario-based exercises common in our discipline. Safe Zone Training is offered in order to build an inclusive work environment for LGBTQAI+ employees, students and allies. Practice your new skills in a safe environment and meet others who are interested in these topics. Light refreshments will be served. 

RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/CIRESSafeZone

Can't make this one? Three Sessions:

  • 4/30/18 RL-2 East Campus, Rm 155, 11:30-1p
  • 5/1/18, CIRES Main Fellows Room, 10:30a-12n
  • 5/2/18, NOAA DSRC, Rm 2A305, 9:30-11a [Note: Must have CAC badge or RSVP by 4/30/18 so that your name may be provided to DOC security.]

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9:30am to 11:00am

location

DSRC, Rm 2A305

contact

Susan.Sullivan@colorado.edu
2018-05-02
 
ESOC Weekly Coffee

ESOC Weekly Coffee

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am

location

ESOC Reading Room

contact

Ashley.Olson@colorado.edu
2018-05-02
 
CIRES ASA Presentation/Discussion

CIRES ASA Presentation/Discussion

Heather Davis, Chief of Operations, Lucia Harrop, CIRES liaison with NOAA, and Nate Campbell, Director of CIRES IT will host a brief lunchtime presentation and discussion about the ASA process, in the CIRES Auditorium. Please attend to learn more about the CIRES Annual Summary of Accomplishments, including changes to our process which should speed up our process (e-filing!) 

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm

location

CIRES Auditorium
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ESOC Weekly Coffee

ESOC Weekly Coffee

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am

location

ESOC Reading Room

contact

Ashley.Olson@colorado.edu
2018-05-09
 
Sedimentation Monitoring

Sedimentation Monitoring

By Dr. Greg Morris, P.E.

Reservoir sedimentation monitoring is necessary to determine up-to-date water surface area and storage capacity data, knowing the sedimentation rate, and being able to predict when sedimentation will impact dam and reservoir facilities such as outlets, water intakes, boat ramps and marinas. In this webinar, Dr. Greg Morris will discuss reservoir sedimentation monitoring methods, data analysis, and interpretation of results.

Dr. Morris is a professional engineer with over 40 years of experience, working on reservoir design problems and lecturing in over 30 countries. Dr. Morris is co-author of the Reservoir Sedimentation Handbook and numerous peer-reviewed publications. He seeks to make the water resources community more aware of cost-effective design and operational practices that can sustain operation of critical reservoir infrastructure.

This event is part of a series of webinars on reservoir sedimentation, sponsored in part by the CIRES Education & Outreach group and the CIRES Western Water Assessment group, focused on reservoir sedimentation and sustainability. Organizers are part of the U.S. Subcommittee on Sedimentation’s National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, presenting sustainable solutions to reservoir sediment management.

The full list of upcoming and recorded webinars as well as professional development hour certificates can be found at this link: Announcing the Reservoir Sedimentation Management Webinar Series.

date

Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:00am
Mountain Daylight Time

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Event Type

Seminar

contact

J. Toby Minear

2018-05-10
 
 
 
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ESOC Weekly Coffee

ESOC Weekly Coffee

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am

location

ESOC Reading Room

contact

Ashley.Olson@colorado.edu
2018-05-16
 
Special Seminar

Special Seminar

Fighting fire with smoke: prescribed burning and human health by Dr. Owen Price, Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfire, University of Wollongong

 

Prescribed burning is one of the main strategies for reducing the impact of wildfire in Australia and parts of the USA and Europe. However, prescribed burning produces smoke which is known to affect human health. Recent research has found that in most regions of the world, the area treated by prescribed burning is greater than the reduction in wildfire area it causes. This raises questions about the balance of risks between wildfire and prescribed fire: 1) does prescribed burning produce a higher or lower impact on human health than wildfire? 2) how can prescribed burning be managed to reduce the impact?

 

We have embarked on a five year program to try to answer these questions for the Sydney basin in Australia, using four approaches:

1)     Better characterisation of emissions from prescribed and wildfires;

2)     Better measurement of the spatial distribution of particulates around prescribed and wildfires;

3)     Statistical analysis of historical fire, plume and air quality measurements to develop models to predict the likely magnitude and location of pollution impacts from a prescribed or wildfire.

4)     ‘Scenario’ testing using Atmospheric Dispersion Models to explore the pollution impacts of a range of possible prescribed burning regimes across the region.

In this talk I will outline the program and present some of the early results. Among other things, these demonstrate that i) prescribed burns can have a significant effect on regional air quality; ii) current Atmospheric Dispersion Models can perform poorly at predicting prescribed fire pollution events; iii) prescribed fires produce smoke plumes that are smaller and lower in the atmosphere than wildfires (corrected for burn area).

 

Seminar held Thursday, May 17 from 9:00-10:00am

in 372A/B on the 3rd floor of SEEC

 

Please stay after to meet with Owen and other fire researchers at the University and the region.

date

Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:00am to 10:00am

location

SEEC 372

contact

christine.wiedinmyer@colorado.edu
2018-05-17
 
Rendezvous 2018

Rendezvous 2018

The CIRES Members' Council is pleased to announce the 13th annual CIRES Rendezvous. This institute-wide symposium will take place on Friday, May 18th, 2018 with the aim of bringing awareness to the depth, breadth, and quality of the pacesetting science being done at CIRES. We hope to encourage collaborations that might result in new interdisciplinary research, and to facilitate connections among our many innovative scientists, science support staff, and administrative staff.

This half-day event includes an entire afternoon devoted to CIRES science and poster presentations. Read more, including poster abstracts, on the Rendezvous website here.


Agenda

Poster Setup — 10:00am - 11:30am

Check In — 11:00am - 11:25am

Luncheon — 11:30am - 1:30pm

Poster Session — 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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Friday, May 18, 2018
10:00am to 4:30pm

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Rendezvous

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Lunch provided

Refreshments provided

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Economics of Sustainable Reservoir Sediment Management

Economics of Sustainable Reservoir Sediment Management


Dr. Rollin H. Hotchkiss
Dr. George Annandale, P.E.

By Dr. Rollin H. Hotchkiss, P.E., and Dr. George Annandale, P.E.

The application of traditional economic analysis methods to dam and reservoir construction can lead to inter-generational inequities. This is because reservoir sedimentation can eventually lead to large dam decommissioning costs and because of the scarcity of suitable dam and reservoir sites. This webinar will illustrate the limitations of current economic analyses and how they can be modified to ensure sustainable reservoir sediment management practices. Innovative financial instruments and economic evaluations will be explained.

Dr. Rollin H. Hotchkiss is a professor and Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Brigham Young University. He is a core member of the International Sediment Initiative sponsored by UNESCO, a member of the National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, chair of the ASCE-EWRI Task Committee on Reservoir Sediment Management and chair of the Environmental Advisory Board of the Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Hotchkiss has authored or co-authored more than 150 technical papers and was the 2017 recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Hydraulic Structures Medal.

Dr. Annandale is a civil engineer with more than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering. He is the author of over 100 articles and several popular books on reservoir sedimentation. One of his greatest concerns is that we will not be able to reliably supply fresh water in the future because of a global net loss of storage in water supply reservoirs caused by reservoir sedimentation. 

This event is part of a series of webinars on reservoir sedimentation, sponsored in part by the CIRES Education & Outreach group and the CIRES Western Water Assessment group, focused on reservoir sedimentation and sustainability. Organizers are part of the Subcommittee on Sedimentation’s National Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainability Team, presenting sustainable solutions to reservoir sediment management.

The full list of upcoming and recorded webinars as well as professional development hour certificates can be found at this link: Announcing the Reservoir Sedimentation Management Webinar Series.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
11:00am
Mountain Daylight Time

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Event Type

Seminar

contact

J. Toby Minear

2018-05-24
 
 
 
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