We have acquired a Waterlog “bubbler” water level sensor and plan to have it tested in the laboratory this winter. We will install it for evaluation at Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed Flume 6 for the next summer’s North American Monsoon season.
The second annual Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium was held at the University of Arizona on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The objectives of the symposium were to share recent results of scientific research at WGEW and SRER. Watch for RISE presentations to be uploaded to the web site at http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/rise/ .
Another reminder: The second Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds (ICRW) is scheduled for 17-19 May 2006 at USDA SRS Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina. The purpose of this conference is to highlight current research on watershed science and management. For further information contact Randy Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-524-2128 X111.
David Goodrich will make an invited presentation entitled “Integrated Science and Decision Making in The Upper San Pedro Basin, AZ” at the 2005 annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Salt Lake City, Oct. 16-19.
Russell Scott will present a poster entitled “Southwestern Ecohydrology Array – SECA: A surface flux monitoring network to better understand energy, water and carbon exchange in semiarid ecosystems" at the 2005 Ameriflux meeting in Boulder, CO Oct. 18-20.
Russell Scott will make on invited presentation entitled “Ecohydrological Impacts of Woody Phreatophyte Invasion Within a Semiarid Riparian Environment” at a special session co-chaired by David Goodrich entitled “Groundwater, Phreatophytes, and Biological Invasions in Riparian Areas“ at the 2005 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, Dec. 5-9.
Several SWRC scientists will participate extensively in the Annual SAHRA (Sustainability of semiarid Hydrology and Riparian Areas) NSF Science and Technology Center Annual Meeting and NSF Site Visit on during Oct. 26-29 in Tucson, Arizona. Research findings pertaining to riparian hydro-ecological processes and the hydrologic impacts of vegetation change will be presented. In addition, SWRC scientists will participate in scientist-stakeholder panels to discuss riparian preservation and restoration, water banking, and the basin scale water balance.
David Goodrich will participate in the first meeting of the UNESCO Expert Working Group meeting on “Climatic variability and land cover change impacts on flooding and low flows - at what scales?” in Vienna, Austria, Nov. 27-Dec. 2. The objective of the working group is to identify the key science questions which will lead towards a five year research strategy for testing in HELP (Hydrology for the Environment, Life, and Policy) basins and other research experimental basins (Note: The USDA-ARS Walnut Gulch (AZ) and L. Washita (OK) Experimental Watersheds are part of HELP Basins).
The ARS-EPA-UArizona AGWA (Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment) Team will be represented by David Goodrich when he makes a presentation entitled “SWReGAP Data to Estimate Change in Watershed Condition for Selected Nevada Watersheds using A GIS-based Hydrologic Modeling Approach” at the National Gap Analysis Conference and Interagency Symposium in Reno, Dec. 6-8.
David Goodrich and former SWRC Post-Doc Evan Canfield presented several papers at the American Society of Civil Engineers 2005 Watershed Management Conference in Williamsburg, VA on July 19-22, 2005. These papers and more than 240 additional papers from experts from around the world can now be obtained on a CD ROM. For more information and CD purchase information see: https://www.asce.org/bookstore/book.cfm?book=5362 .