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    • The ABC's of the ESA 

      University of Washington Water Center; Lynch, Jim (University of Washington Water Center, 2000-01)
      This Fact Sheet introduces the terminology of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and describes the ESA process. The fact sheet explains designated critical habitat, consultation, recovery planning, and exceptions for timber harvest.
    • Above the Dam: Salmon Colonization of New Habitat 

      Anderson, Joseph H. (University of Washington Water Center, 2005-02-17)
      Anderson will discuss salmon colonization. He will define homing versus straying, and review the history of salmon colonization. He will describe a project to pass salmon above Landsburg Dam in Washington State. This study ...
    • Aging Dams, Dam Removal, and Sustainable Development 

      Khagram, Sanjeev (University of Washington Water Center, 2006-02-16)
      Khagram will discuss adaptive management of existing dams for sustainable development. He will review environmental impacts and mitigation, social impacts, decision making and governance, water quality and human health and ...
    • Among-Individual Niche Variation of a Marine Top Predator Species, the Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas), Suggests Diverse Functional Roles within Coastal Food Webs 

      Wirsing, Aaron (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-01-27)
      Wirsing will present a study about the trophic niches of bull sharks. These predators may induce direct and indirect effects in food webs on an individual basis. Study results and implications for conservation will be discussed.
    • Anadromy and the Life History of Salmonid Fishes: Nature, Nurture, and the Hand of Man 

      Quinn, Thomas P. (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-05-06)
      Quinn will present a life history of anadromous salmonid fishes. As a case study, he will discuss a model system, sockeye salmon, in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Scientists have been studying these fish, in this habitat, for decades ...
    • Application of a Land Surface Model for Drought Monitoring and Prediction in Washington State 

      Shukla, Shraddhanand (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-02-14)
      Shukla will provide an introduction to drought modeling. There have been 20 major drought events since 1900. This provided the motivation to develop objective measures of climate and hydrology to help characterize and ...
    • The Application of Science to Address Management and Restoration-Related Questions in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed 

      Bohle, Todd (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-03-03)
      Bohle will present: 1. Three recent studies. 2. Current understanding. 3. Approaches. 4. Available tools, models and information needs. 5. Unknowns and on-going challenges. He will sum up what has been learned: 1. ...
    • Aquatic Bioinvasions Associated with Ships: Possible Solutions or Lost Cause? 

      Herwig, Russell (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-04-15)
      Herwig will discuss the introduction of non-indigenous aquatic organisms in ballast water, and the development of ballast water treatment technologies that can be used to control the introduction of non-indigenous organisms.
    • An Argument for Structuring Responsible Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to Delivery Quality Water in Developing Countries 

      Gale, Diana (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-01)
      This fact sheet promotes Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a tool for delivering water in developing countries. Common objections to PPPs are reviewed and rebutted.
    • Assessing and Mitigating Drought in Washington State 

      Fontaine, Matthew (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-02-14)
      Fontaine will provide an overview of a study that investigated drought in Washington State. He will discuss the motivation behind the study, the study objectives, and the methods used. He will assess drought impacts and ...
    • Assessing Green Roofs for Stormwater Management in Western Washington 

      Taylor, William J. (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-06-01)
      Interest in the use of green roofs for stormwater flow control (among other benefits) has increased both internationally and locally. Taylor Associates has been conducting hydrologic monitoring of runoff from a number of ...
    • Assessing Land Use, Land Cover, and Wastewater Infrastructure for Shellfish in the Puget Sound Nearshore 

      Spirandelli, Daniele (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-02-17)
      Oysters, clams, mussels, and other bivalve mollusks are prized species of the Puget Sound estuary. Settling on the Puget Sound shores, shellfish play a critical role of filtering water, providing habitat, supporting local ...
    • Assessment of Landscape Characterization and Classification Methods 

      Berman, Cara H. (University of Washington Water Center, 2002-12-31)
      The absence of a hierarchical approach to classification that integrates landscape and riverine ecological theory hampers scientific and regulatory endeavors to define natural resource management strategies protective ...
    • The Blue Death: the Past, Present and Future of Drinking Water and Health 

      Morris, Robert (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-04-01)
      Morris will present a history of waterborne diseases, beginning with the outbreak investigation of the cholera pandemic in England in the 1850s. He moves on to discuss problems in mdern public water supplies, including ...
    • A Brief Guide to Restoring Salmonid Habitat in Pacific Northwest Watersheds 

      Beechie, Timothy; Bolton, Susan (University of Washington Water Center, 1999-01)
      This fact sheet describes salmon restoration approaches in the Pacific Northwest. A recommended approach to restoration is to restore and manage watershed processes responsible for creating and maintaining habitat. This ...
    • Buffer Strips and Tree Windthrow: Proglem or Habitat Enhancement? 

      Martin, Doug (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-11-27)
      Martin will discuss windthrow in buffer strips. He will compare the effects of logging to the effects of storm exposed landscapes. Next, he will ask: What are the effects of tree windthrow in buffer strips on fish habitat? ...
    • Bull Trout in Western Washington 

      Shellberg, Jeffrey; University of Washington Water Center (University of Washington Water Center, 2002-01)
      This fact sheet introduces the bull trout, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest. The fact sheet reviews their appearance, distribution, life history, basic biology, and factors leading to population decline. Further ...
    • Carbon and Water Exchange in Amazonian Rainforests 

      Hutyra, Lucy R. (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-02-19)
      Hutyra will present the scientific background and characteristics of the Amazon rain forest. She will consider controls on the net ecosystem exchange of CO2, photosynthesis, and respiration. She will ask, is forest growth ...
    • The Cascade Agenda -- an Uplands Strategy for Saving Puget Sound 

      Stonington, Dan (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-01-19)
      In 2005, Cascade Land Conservancy developed The Cascade Agenda, a bold, long-term vision for conservation and smart growth in the Puget Sound region that brings together business, civic and government leaders to accomplish ...
    • Challenges in Water Management: Science, Engineering, and Policy 

      Steinemann, Anne (University of Washington Water Center, 2004-04-20)
      Steinemann will discuss the challenges of water management. She will describe four case studies, each in three parts (problem, project, lessons): 1. Interstate/State (ACT-ACF “Tri-State” Water Wars). 2. State/Regional ...