Category Archives: Events


Links to Current Water and Environmental Events:

2020 Events that PAWRRC is co-sponsoring or participating in:

  • seminar by Dr. Jeff Chanat of USGS Virginia Science Center: “Exploring Drivers of Regional Water-Quality Change Using Differential Spatially Referenced Regression,” February 4, 2020
  • NIWR Directors Conference, Washington, DC, February 10-12, 2020
  • seminar by Dr. Benjamin Hayes of Bucknell University: “Landscape Memory: The Legacy of Logging on Pennsylvania Streams and Implications for Adaptive Restoration Approaches,”, February 25, 2020
  • Penn State IEE stewarding our planet’s resources communuity forum, May 7, 2020
  • Penn State IEE spring 2020 water faculty meeting, May 11, 2020
  • Other events planned for 2020, such as the annual PA groundwater symposium previously planned for May 11, have been postponed due to covid19.

2019 Events that PAWRRC is co-sponsoring or participating in:

2018 Featured Events:

Educator Workshop.  PAWRRC led a workshop in 2018 on water resources and earth sciences in the French Creek watershed of Pennsylvania and New York. French Creek is nationally renowned as one of the most important streams in eastern North America.  At Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, we brought together 4 faculty, 6 extension educators, 9 staff from non-governmental organizations, 15 science teachers from middle and secondary schools, and 9 college and university students. We engaged all educators in bringing aquatic habitats and water resources into their respective educational settings through field studies, visual imagery, digital maps, and data. See a video of teachers in the creek!  This effort improved regional science communication about the origin of the interrelationships among the history, water quality, and aquatic ecology of waterways in northwest Pennsylvania.

Public Colloquium.  IEE hosted internationally renowned climate scientist Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Colloquium on the Environment.  Watch her presentation about climate change here.

Public Seminar.  PAWRRC supported a multi-day visit in 2018 from Dr. Chante Davis, a NOAASeaGrant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.  She met with students and faculty from around campus, and her public seminar presentation was filled to over-capacity.

Water Seminars. Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at Penn State. Watch recorded water webinars here.