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Changing Climate & Challenges for Water Quality: From the Rocky Mountains to Antarctica

  • Townsend Hall Commons University of Delaware Newark, DE (map)

Mark your calendar for an talk by a distinguished scientist and speaker which is being co-sponsored by the Water Science & Policy Graduate program, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Geography, and the Plant & Soil Sciences Departments.

The seminar will be the plenary talk for the 2016 Water Science & Policy Graduate program symposium which will start at 3:30pm in the Townsend Hall Commons.

Seminar attendees are requested to arrive at 3.30pm at the start of the symposium. If you will be attending the seminar please email Linda Brannen at so that we can have a head count.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Diane McKnight is a Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Her research focuses on interactions between hydrologic, chemical and biological processes in controlling the dynamics in aquatic ecosystems. She has conducted her work in diverse freshwater environments, including lakes and streams in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica.  

She is the recipient of many distinguished awards and recognitions including: John Dalton Medal, European Geosciences Union, 2015; Elected member, National Academy of Engineering, 2012; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009; Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2004; Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Geological Survey, 1995. She is currently serving for a year as Program Officer at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.