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  • Sep
    27

    EES Seminar: Andrew Wilcox

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Dams, Dam Removal, and Fluvial Sediment Regimes: Contrasting Cases From the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Colombia

    Over 1400 dams have been removed in the United States, whereas hydroelectric development to meet growing energy demands is proliferating along neotropical rivers. Both dam removal and construction perturb fluvial sediment regimes in a manner that can have impacts on aquatic and human systems. This talk describes dam-removal research from the U.S. Pacific Northwest aimed at understanding post-dam-removal geomorphic responses to the introduction of large volumes of impounded reservoir sediment, including on the White Salmon River, Washington, and the Clark Fork River, Montana. New dam construction and implications for sediment dynamics are also discussed, in the context of the Magdalena River, Colombia, which has exceptionally high erosion rates, hosts high freshwater biodiversity, is at the heart of human and environmental systems in Colombia, and is experiencing rapid expansion of hydroelectric dams. Combining insights from studies of dam removal and construction highlights the importance of considering both sediment regimes and geomorphic context for river ecosystem management.

    Biography
    Andrew Wilcox, a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Montana, is a geomorphologist whose research entails field studies and modeling of river flow, sediment transport, and channel morphology, which he in turn seeks to relate to aquatic ecosystem processes, disturbances, and watershed management. His research focuses on quantifying sediment balances, particularly with respect to geomorphic responses to dam construction and removal; feedbacks between riparian vegetation and morphodynamics; and application of geomorphic principles to river restoration.

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    TIME Friday, September 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Sep
    23

    Welcome & Luncheon for New Full-time Graduate Students

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    11:30 AM Ryan Family Auditorium, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Sep
    24

    Fall classes begin 8 a.m.

    University Academic Calendar

    All Day

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    TIME Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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  • Sep
    25

    SPREE Seminar: Robert Bachus

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    2

    SPREE Seminar: Emmanuel Detournay

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    4

    EES Seminar: Laura Sanchez

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    11

    EES Seminar: Ian Bourg

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    15

    The Inaugural Stephen H. Davis Symposium

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    10:00 AM Hive Studio, 2-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • Oct
    18

    EES Seminar: Na Wei

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    Estimating Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    4:30 PM G21, Annenberg Hall

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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    CONTACT Alison Rodriguez    alison.rodriguez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Oct
    25

    EES Seminar: Jessica Ray

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    15

    EES Seminar: Patricio Carnelli

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Nov
    20

    SPREE Seminar: Chloé Arson

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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