The Third Annual Kent State University Water Symposium: Water in a Changing Climate: Regional to Global Issues

Co-sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences’ Arthur L. Day Prize Lecture Series
With additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance


October 14-15, 2015

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
2124 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240

October 14th, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

7:00 – 8:15 pm Keynote Address: “Water in a Changing Climate: Finding the Good News”
Richard Alley, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
8:15 – 9:15 pm Reception and Poster Session


October 15th, 2015, 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

8:45 - 9:30 am “Precipitation over the Great Lakes: Understanding Physics and the Role of Climate Change”
Allison Steiner, PhD, University of Michigan
9:30 – 10:15 am “Dissolved Organic Matter Transformation in Marine and Freshwater Systems Revealed by Microbial Community Omics”
Xiaozhen (Jen) Mou, PhD, Kent State University
10:30 – 11:15 am “Nutrient Contamination Sources in a Changing Climate”
Emily M. Elliott, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
11:15 am – Noon “Adaptive Landscapes: Risk, Ecology, and Education”
Gena Wirth, SCAPE/Landscape Architecture PLLC
1:30 – 2:15 pm “The Human Dimensions of Water Resource Management from Individuals to Institutions”
V. Kelly Turner, PhD, Kent State University
2:15 – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion
3:15 – 4:00 Poster Session


Registration was free and open to the public. Online registration closed October 7, 2015