2014-2015 SWAN Central Seminar

The UofA-iGlobes/CNRS SWAN project team hosts a transdisciplinary and multi-institutional Central Seminar Series, in which speakers from different disciplines and countries are invited to present their work on issues related to water. Each seminar consists of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by a 25-30 minute round table discussion.

The Central Seminar takes place on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Harshbarger Building Room 316F (1133 E James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ) at The University of Arizona, and is streamed live over the internet to enable remote attendance and participation by European teams participating in the SWAN project. This mechanism for scientific exchange is proving to be essential to the integration of efforts by overseas researchers and students with those of the University of Arizona and iGlobes/CNRS teams in Tucson. 






Sept 3, 2014

Christopher A. Scott
University of Arizona

Title: The Water-Energy Nexus in Global Context
Authors: Christopher A. Scott & Zachary Sugg

Sept 17, 2014

Susan Harris
University of Arizona

Title: Complex Water Issues: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Assessing Knowledge and Negotiating Solutions (slides)
Author: Susan W. Harris

Oct 1, 2014

Benjamin Burkhard
Kiel University

Title: Ecosystems services as a framework for integrative transdisciplinary research
Author: Benjamin Burkhard

Oct 15, 2014

Murielle CoeurdrayJoan Cortinas, and Brian O'Neill

Title: The CAP and stalemates over water management in Arizona. A sociological perspective on environmental policies

Authors: Murielle Coeurdray, Joan Cortinas, and Brian O'Neill

Oct 29, 2014

Gregory Y. Harris and Michael F. McNulty

Title: The Arizona Stakeholder Process

Authors: Gregory Y. Harris and Michael F. McNulty

Nov 12, 2014

No Central Seminar
Progress Meeting

No Central Seminar
Progress Meeting

Winter Seminar Break

Feb 3, 2015

Kelly Mott Lacroix
Water Resources Research Center

Title: Explore, Synthesize, and Repeat: Improving process design for effective stakeholder engagement in water management (slides)

Author: Kelly Mott Lacroix

Feb 17, 2015 Rafael Routson de Grenade
University of Arizona's Udall Center

Title: The Water-Food-Energy-Environment Nexus in the Context of Global Change: Ica Basin, Peru (slides)

Author: Rafael Routson de Grenade

Mar 10, 2015 Claire Zucker, Mead Mier, and Josh Pope
Pima Association of Governments

Title: PAG’s interactive water map and implications for green infrastructure and shallow groundwater area planning in the Tucson basin (slides)

Authors: Claire Zucker, Mead Mier, and Josh Pope

Mar 17, 2015 No Central Seminar - Spring Break
Mar 24, 2015 No Central Seminar Scheduled
Apr 7, 2015 TBA TBA
Apr 21, 2015 No Central Seminar -  6th SWAN Progress Meeting in Bulgaria
May 5, 2015 TBA TBA