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Ohio River Basin Alliance Conference Postponed

We are sorry to report that the Ohio River Basin Alliance Conference has been postponed. Federal agencies are under strict travel restrictions as a result of the Sequester and are unable to attend the conference in March. The Alliance is tentatively rescheduling the conference for August 2013. We will post updates as we receive them. 

CEES at the 2013 ILMS Annual Conference

The 'Blue-Green Algae in Indiana' pannel will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 10:15 am to noon.

Speakers will be:

CEES Presents Poster at Joseph Taylor Symposium

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science’s Robert Lugg presented a poster, “Translating Research Into Action Through Environmental Stewardship in Central Indiana Communities” at the 24th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium last Wednesday.  The Symposium was presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and Center for Service and

Taste-and-Odor Compounds in Drinking Water Supplies

CEES will attend the next Annual Indiana Lakes Management Society Conference on March 22-23, 2013 at Pokagon State Park in Angola, IN. Staff scientist Nicolas Clercin will present on Taste-and-Odor occurences in a Central Indiana water supply reservoir (Eagle Creek Reservoir) associated with resident blue-green algae.

Using LIDAR to improve fluvial erosion hazard (FEH) mapping

A major source of flood losses is damage to roads, bridges, and other infrastructure caused by fluvial or river erosion - where flood waters erode stream and river banks or even change course, shifting where they flow across the landscape.  A challenge working with fluvial systems has been predicting where a shift will occur.  We are developing a data fusion

Over 250 Students Involved in CEES Service Learning Last Semester

This fall, over 250 undergraduate students participated in eight service learning projects to enhance six local natural areas and protect central Indiana water resources within the Upper White River Watershed.  With each project, students learn and experience how their efforts directly influence the local ecosystem, water resources, and larger ecosystems.

FEH Presentations

Our first scheduled FEH presentation this year is at the Ohio River Basin Alliance Spring 2013 Conference (March 26-27) in Louisville, KY. This is the FEH team's first appearance at this forum and we are pleased to be part of the conference.

Pleasant Run Update

The CEES team is preparing to survey new channel cross-sections for the Pleasant Run Stream Corridor Naturalization Project to monitor how the channel and floodplain are developing.  The record drought of 2012 played havoc with plans for vegetating the newly-formed floodplains at Pleasant Run Golf Course.

Spring 2013 Educational Outreach: Out and About

CEES eductional outreach staff members and Discovering the Science of the Environment's popular watershed model will be attending the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township's March 7 Math and Science Community Fair as well as the March 15 and 16 

Spring Service Learning to Begin in March

Our Spring 2013 service learning event dates have been set for March and April.

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