2024 Women Advancing River Research Seminar Series

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All seminars will be presented online live at 11:00 a.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month. Seminar recordings will be posted later. Please register in advance for all talks.

Co-hosts: Li Li, Penn State (@LiReactiveWater), Rebecca Barnes, Belmont Forum & U.S. National Science Foundation (@waterbarnes)

January 18, 2024

State of the Art and New Developments in Drought Research

Lena M. Tallaksen, University of Oslo, Norway
Anne van Loon, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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February 15, 2024

Fire and Water

Sheila Murphy, USGS
Gabrielle Boisrame, Desert Research Institute (U.S.)

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March 21, 2024

Integrating Hydrologic Modeling and Field Data with Local Knowledge Holders

Kendra Kaiser, Boise State University (U.S.)
Gene-Hua Crystal Ng, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (U.S.)

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April 18, 2024

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Inland Waters: Reach Through Global Scale

Amanda G. DelVecchia, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (U.S.)
Taylor Maavara, University of Leeds, (United Kingdom)

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May 16, 2024

Catalyzing Change in the Geosciences

Rebecca Barnes, Belmont Forum (U.S.)
Rocío Paola Caballero-Gill, George Mason University (U.S)

June 20, 2024

Unravelling Water Pathways and Their Impact on Water Quality Dynamics

Julia L. A. Knapp, Durham University (United Kingdom)
Catalina Segura, Oregon State University (U.S.)

July 18, 2024

Landscape Disturbance and River Water Quality: Long- and Short-Term Impacts

Christa Kelleher, Lafayette College (U.S.)
Heather Golden, Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.)

August 15, 2024

Salty Waters: Understanding De-icer Dynamics and Impacts from Source to Stream

Lauren McPhillips, Penn State (U.S.)
Claire Oswald, Toronto Metropolitan University (Canada) 

September 19, 2024

Braided and Meandering: Making a Career in Water and Rivers Outside Academia

Kate Brauman, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (U.S.)
Robin Abell, The Nature Conservatory (U.S.)
Michele Thieme, World Wildlife Fund (U.S.)
Ingrid Timboe, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (U.S.)

October 17, 2024

Non-Perennial Streams Over Space and Time

Julianne Scamardo, University of Vermont (U.S.)
Sarah Godsey, Idaho State University (U.S.) 

November 21, 2024

Energy Fluxes in Streams and Rivers

Joanna Blaszczak, University of Nevada, Reno (U.S.)
Erin Hotchkiss, Virginia Tech (U.S.)

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