The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute was founded in 1965 by authority of Congress as one of the 54 Institutes throughout the nation and is administered through the United States Geological Survey. The Institute's office is located in the College of Engineering and Architecture of North Dakota State University (NDSU), the land grant university of the State.
NDWRRI Fellows and Advisors Present at the Midwest Groundwater Conference in Bismarck
Several North Dakota Water resources Research Institute (NDWRRI) Fellows and affiliated faculty presented at the 58th Annual Midwest Groundwater Conference, September 23-25, 2013 in Bismarck, ND. Approximately 140 researchers and practicing professionals from government agencies, industries, and universities from the Midwestern states attended the conference. A tour of the Bakken oil country was a highlight of the conference. The tour included an oil drilling site, production well, water depots and transport, wastewater handling, and a man camp. An intake tower with horizontal wells on the Missouri river for Bismarck water supply was also a part of the tour.
The Midwest Groundwater Conference is a forum in which individuals, universities, industry, and government agencies of the Midwestern states come together annually to share research and case studies related to all aspects of groundwater. The conference began in 1956 in Illinois and has been held at one of the member states ever since.
G. Padmanabhan, Director, NDWRRI, served on the Planning Committee and chaired a session.
Scott Korom, Associate Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering, UND, an NDWRRI affiliate faculty, and also a planning committee member was the banquet speaker. His talk was about nitrogen issues in the Lake Taupo Catchment in New Zealand. He also chaired a session.
Other NDWRRI affiliate faculty members who chaired sessions are Francis Casey, Professor of Soil Science and Director of School of natural resources, NDSU, and Xinhua Jia, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU.
Presentations by Fellows (F) and affiliate faculty (AF) include:
Achintya Presenting NDWRRI participants in Banquet dinner
Bakken Oil Patch tour participants
Dr. Achintya Bezbaruah, assistant professor in civil engineering, NDSU and an affiliate faculty of the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute, organized a teleconference “The Second International WateRediscover Conference” for middle and high school students from four different countries to present water research at NDSU on May 15, 2013. WateRediscover is an international program on water recycling/reuse among middle and high school students. Seven teams from Bangladesh, India, Saudi Arabia, and the USA presented their research findings from their six-month long projects in which they designed, fabricated, tested water treatment and wastewater recycling units following the Engineering Design Process (EDP).
President Bresciani, NDSU, inaugurated the teleconference. Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University (India) Dr. Mihir Chaudhuri, NDSU Dean of Engineering and Architecture Dr. Gary Smith, and West Fargo School District Superintendent Dr. David Flowers addressed the participants.
|Harjyoti Kalita (NDWRRI Fellow), Andrea Meyer, Graduate Student Mary Pate, Achintya Bezbaruah at EWRI 2013 at Cincinnati||Achintya Bezbaruah, West Fargo STEM Center Middle School students Jadyn Voeller, Emelia Asa, Alison Ault, STEM Teacher Eric Dobervich|
Undergraduate Students Amanda Grosz, Laura Clarens, Achintya Bezbaruah (GlobaKonnect)
Dr. Zhulu Lin, Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU, made a presentation titled “Modeling the Impact of Tile Drainage on Streamflow and Water Quality in Red River Using SWAT” in the Red River Basin Water Quality and Watershed Modeling Meeting at the Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks on April 30, 2013. Dr. Lin is an affiliate faculty of NDWRRI. The meeting was attended by various federal and state water agency personnel. There were over 55 participants at the meeting.Modeling Meeting Proceedings: http://redriverbasincommission.info/Proceedings%20for%20the%20RRB%20Water%20Quality%20and%20Watershe/Forms/AllItems.aspx?View=%7b785A0A25%2dD49A%2d4B78%2dAA0B%2dE4D68850263B%7d
WRRI Fellows and Advisers Reach Out to High School Students with Presentations of their Research in North Dakota River Watch Workshop, Kathryn, North Dakota
Joint North Dakota Water Quality Monitoring Council and ND WRRI Meeting 02/07/13
North Dakota Water Quality Monitoring Council and ND Water Resources Research Institute Joint Meeting Agenda
North Dakota Water Quality Monitoring Council Presentations
ND WRRI Fellowship Research Presentations
EMERGING SCIENCE: Water Dynamics - Vermont EPSCoR
Selected Podcasts on Water - US Geological Survey
Drinking Water: Understanding the Science and Policy behind a Critical Resource - National Research Council's Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB)
"So You Live Behind a Levee" - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publication