PRISM Lecture Announcement (fwd)
Linda Bich-Kieu Wasson
lwasson at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 30 14:36:44 PDT 1999
You are invited to attend a PRISM* sponsored lecture regarding:
HUMAN INFLUENCES ON THE PUGET SOUND - THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Professor Derek Booth will be giving a lecture about
"Urban Streams in the Pacific Northwest"
on Tuesday, Oct 5th at 4:30 - 6pm in the Physics and Astronomy Building
Auditorium, Room A118.
The talk will cover five major points: the consequences of urban
development on hydrologic systems, physical and biological responses,
social attitudes towards streams, stream rehabilitation strategies, and
appropriate goals and objectives for urban and urbanizing watersheds.
Derek Booth is a Research Associate Professor at the University of
Washington and the director of the Center for Urban Water Resources
Management, a research center established to investigate the effects of
land-use changes on the Pacific Northwest's water resources. Prior to
this appointment he worked for two years as the geologist in King County's
building department and eight years in King County's "Basin Planning
Program." He received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature in 1974,
his Master's Degree in Geology from Stanford University in 1980, and his
Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Washington in 1984. He presently
holds faculty appointments in the departments of Civil and Environmental
Engineering, Geology, Forestry, and Landscape Architecture. Since 1980,
his own research has focused on two major topics: the physical effects of
urban development on aquatic systems, particularly stream channels, and
the regional geology of the Puget Lowland.
Lectures are open to anyone interested in attending!
For details go to http://courses.washington.edu/urbdp498/
Or contact Shannon Winger -prismsem at u.washington.edu
*PRISM - Puget Sound Regional Synthesis Model - Interdisciplinary
modeling of the Puget Sound environment, with special attention to
hydrologic processes and the human drivers that affect water quality and
quantity. For details - www.prism.washington.edu
Center for Urban Water Resources Management Center's web site,
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