Engineering Holds CaterpillarTalk on River Basins Nov. 1

Monday, October 29, 2007

University of Iowa News ReleaseĀ 

Real time management of river basins will be the subject of a free, public talk by Jorg Imberger, director of the Center for Water Research at the University of Western Australia, Crawley Australia, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Stanley Auditorium, Room 1505, of the Seamans Center on the University of Iowa campus.

A Caterpillar "On the Edge of Technology" Seminar lecture, the talk is titled "Real Time Self Learning River Basin Management Systems" and is hosted by the UI College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Imberger plans to discuss recent developments in three major real time tools used in river basin management: water measurement sensors, molecular probes for water pathogens, and fast, 3-D computer models of flood plane, rivers and other waterways.

The Caterpillar "On the Edge of Technology" Seminar is made possible through grants awarded to the College of Engineering through the UI Foundation by the Caterpillar Foundation of Peoria, Ill. The grants comprise the Caterpillar Excellence Fund, which aids students, faculty, and curriculum development in the College of Engineering.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. People requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program are asked to contact in advance Judy Holland, UI College of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at 319-335-5647.

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