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    • 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 ...
    • Calibrating vascular plant abundance for detecting future climate changes in Oregon and Washington, USA 

      BRADY, TIMOTHY; MONLEON, VICENTE; GRAY, ANDREW (ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS, 2010)
      We propose using future vascular plant abundances as indicators of future climate in a way analogous to the reconstruction of past environments by many palaeoecologists. To begin monitoring future short-term climate changes ...
    • 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 ...
    • Centuries of Change in Pacific Northwest Forests: Ecological Effects of Forest Simplification and Fragmentation 

      Swanson, Mark (2005-10-24)
      The forests of the Pacific Northwest have undergone significant changes in the relative proportions of various forest types, including dramatic reductions in certain habitats such as oldgrowth forests and early successional ...
    • 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 ...
    • Changing Social Norms to Improve Water Quality: Getting the Masses to Choose Fish and Water Friendly Actions 

      Swint, Suzi Wong (University of Washington Water Center, 2010-01-26)
      Keys to getting the masses to be fish and water-friendly: 1. Be clear about your real goal - Bennett’s Hierarchy. 2. You don’t need to reach EVERY person – Roger’s Diffusion of Innovation. 3. Remember that humans change ...
    • Characterization of Stormwater Runoff in Residential Catchments 

      Engstrom, Amy (University of Washington Water Center, 2004-02-06)
      Engstrom will discuss stormwater runoff from residential catchments. She will describe a study that monitored natural drainage systems in Seattle. She will consider construction, performance, and application of knowledge ...
    • Climate and Land Use Change Impacts on the Endangered Chinook Salmon Populations in the Snohomish River Basin 

      Palmer, Richard (University of Washington Water Center, 2006-02-16)
      Palmer will provide an initial framework for the inevitable debate over the threat posed by climate change on salmon recovery plans. He will outline the paths of impacts, including stream temperature, low flows, peak flows, ...
    • Climate and the Future of Water Resources in the Northwest 

      Mote, Philip (University of Washington Water Center, 2005-02-17)
      Mote will consider the roles and behavior of temperature and precipitation on stream flow. He will conclude that warming shifts flow from summer to winter, and that warming will continue, although the effect on precipiation ...
    • Climate Change and Fish in the Pacific Northwest: Case Study of the Snoqualmie River Basin 

      Bisson, Pete (University of Washington Water Center, 2009-04-28)
      In this presentation, Bisson compares the results of a 50-year retrospective analysis of temperature, precipitation, and flow in the upper Snoqualmie River basin with the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group’s ...
    • Climate Change in the Puget Sound: Will it Impact the Region's Water Resources? 

      Palmer, Richard (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-05-08)
      Palmer will discuss the impact of climate change on water resources. He will frame the problem in context and present an overview of climate change: global and regional. He will outline the hydrologic impacts of climate ...
    • Climate Forecasts and Streamflow Prediction: a Western U.S. Experiment 

      Wood, Andrew (University of Washington Water Center, 2005-02-17)
      Wood will provide an introduction to hydrologic forecasting in the western United States. He will discuss seasonal climate prediction and an experimental hydrologic forecasting system. He will then discuss the results of ...
    • Climate Variation and Natural Selection in Salmon: Simon and Garfunkel Were Right 

      Quinn, Thomas (University of Washington Water Center, 2007-02-14)
      Quinn will point out that many scientists have focused on the predicted global warming trend, and on the ecological processes. He will ask: what about the other effects of climate? And what about evolutionary processes? ...
    • A Closer Look at the Law of Water Pollution 

      Rodgers, William Jr. (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-02-14)
      Rodgers will discuss water pollution laws. He will begin by reviewing local media stories about environmental legal problems. He will describe laws regarding killer whales, dolphins, reefs, salmon, and walruses. He will ...
    • Cold Water Fishes and Thermal Refuges in Hot Water 

      Torgersen, Christian (University of Washington Water Center, 2008-11-25)
      Torgersen will discuss coldwater refuges: 1. What role do they play in salmonid ecology? 2. How can they be identified at multiple spatial scales? 3. Can their distribution be predicted based on hydrologic and ...
    • Collaborative Watershed Planning in Washington State: Implementing the Watershed Planning Act 

      Ryan, Clare; Klug, Jacqueline (Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2005-07-01)
      In 1998 the Washington State Legislature enacted the Watershed Planning Act, which encourages local governments to develop watershed plans using collaborative processes. Objectives of the statute are to address water ...