NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30 -9:30 pm

 Cascade Culinary Institute's Elevation Restaurant ,

                                                             2555 NW Campus Village Way - Bend, OR

 

   Banquet Menu 

Join us at the evening banquet for....

 

GREAT CONVERSATIONS 
     & A DELICIOUS MEAL 

Wetting our Appetites: 
    the Changing Landscape of Water in the West 

 

 

 

 

biography...

 Gordon Grant is a Research Hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station and also a Courtesy Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, OR.  Following a decade-long career as a whitewater river guide on western rivers, he received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins University in 1986.  His research focused on the geomorphic response of rivers to changes in stream flow and sediment transport due to land use, dams, dam removal, volcanic eruptions, and climate change.  This work involves extended collaborations with research groups in Japan, China, and Italy.  Gordon is a former Deputy and Associate Editor of the journal, Water Resources Research, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.  He currently chairs the National Steering Committee for the U.S. National Science Foundation- sponsored Critical Zone. 

 

  The noted sage Yogi Berra once said,

              "It's hard to make predictions,

                        especially about the future".

 

  Predicting the future of water in the West falls under this adage, given current cycles of drought and flood, scarcity and over-abundance, but it is worth a try! 

 

  Drawing on a career of playing in (as a whitewater guide) and studying rivers (now as a USFS research hydrologist), Gordon Grant will explore the causes, consequences, and possible novel solutions where water is headed in the future, with particular focus on the Pacific Northwest.

 presented by Gordon Grant

Research Hydrologist, USFS PNW Research Station

  presented by Dr. Gordon Grant
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