Friday, March 20, 2015

Michigan Tech's Center for Water and Society to host World Water Day events March 23-24

This Carrara Marble sculpture, "ladle 696," by Tom Rudd of Calumet, will be part of the "Texture of Water" Art Exhibit, opening in GLRC (Great Lakes Research Center) 201 on March 23 during the World Water Day celebration at Michigan Tech. Rudd says of his sculpture, "This piece was inspired by a small lake created by glacier runoff in the northern Rockies." (Photo courtesy Tom Rudd)

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Center for Water and Society (CWS) will celebrate World Water Day with several events next Monday and Tuesday, March 23-24, in the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). The 2015 World Water Day theme is Water and Sustainable Development.

Here is the schedule:

4 p.m. Monday, March 23, in GLRC (Great Lakes Research Center) 202: Dr. Peter Goodwin, director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho, will present a lecture on "River Restoration and Flood Management." (Inset photo of Dr. Peter Goodwin courtesy Michigan Tech University)

Monday and Tuesday, March 23-24: CWS World Water Day Poster Competition, GLRC 1st Floor. Monday, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Q and A with students.

3:30 p.m. Monday, March 23 in GLRC 201: Introduction to the "Texture of Water" Art Exhibit: Jamie Allen (painting), Tom Rudd (sculpture), Paul Rose (photography). The exhibit will run through the end of April.  

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, in GLRC 202: Panel Discussion: "What role will dams play in future water resource management?"
Peter Goodwin -- Director, Center for Ecohydraulics Research, University of Idaho William Leder -- President, Copper Country Trout Unlimited and Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech
David Rulison -- Otter Lake Property Owners Association
Jim Pawloski -- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division, Dam Safety (invited)

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