Weston Roundtable Series

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Thursdays, 4:15-5:15 PM
1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue

*unless noted otherwise in the list


The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability. These lectures build on the tremendous success in past years of the Weston Distinguished Lecture Series and the SAGE Seminar Series.

Spring 2018 Schedule

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Thursday, February 1
Prof. Paul Barford
Department of Computer Sciences, UW–Madison

Lights Out: Climate Change Risks to Internet Infrastructure
One of the most alarming effects of climate change is sea level rise due to melting polar ice and seawater thermal expansion. In this talk, I will describe our work to assess the risks to U.S. Internet infrastructure due to sea level rise. I will provide details on our Internet Atlas project for mapping Internet infrastructure, the methodology used to align our data with sea level incursion projections, and key results from our study.

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Thursday, February 8
Bill Robichaud
Global Wildlife Conservation

Destruction as Development: Lessons from Pouring Concrete to Save People and the Environment

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Thursday, February 15
Caitlin Clarke
Senior Supply Chain Fellow, The Nature Conservancy
Daniel Hutter
Chief Sustainability Officer, Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Nelson Institute Supply Chain Workshop

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Thursday, February 22
Kim Cobb

UW Climate Change Symposium

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photo of Dr. Molly Anderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College

Thursday, March 1
Dr. Laura Lengnick, Cultivating Resilience, LLC

Dr. Molly Anderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College

at 4:15PM L. Lengnick: "Climate Change, Resilience and the Future of Food" and at 6PM M. Anderson: "Food Systems Transformation: What Is Necessary and Why?"

Also sponsored by: UW Food Studies Network

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Thursday, March 8
David LeZaks
Delta Institute

Regenerative economy

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Thursday, March 15
Mark LeChevallier
American Water

Rethinking how we disinfect water distribution systems

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Thursday, March 22
Trevor Caughlin
Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University

Quantitative spatial ecology

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Thursday, April 5
Valerie Stull
SAGE, UW–Madison

Microlivestock, environment and health

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Thursday, April 12
Mallika Nocco
Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota

Groundwater and agriculture in the Upper Midwest

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Thursday, April 19
Jamon Van Den Hoek
College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Environmental impacts of violent conflict

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Thursday, April 26
William Burgos
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University