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Agenda

Monday, Apr. 1, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Welcome - John Bolt, Senior Executive Director/Office of Communications
10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. West Virginia water security – implications and opportunities of a changing climate
Nic Zegre director, WVU Mountain Hydrology Laboratory
10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. If Trees Could Talk: The Climate History Stored in the Rings of Trees
Amy Hessl, professor, Department of Geology and Geography
11:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Geohealth: Thinking Beyond Traditional Water Resources Engineering
Antar Jutla, associate professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch/Keynote: Being an R1 university: What does it mean and how do we stay there?
Fred King, vice president for research
1:10 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Accelerating intellectual property commercialization of clean energy solutions
James Wood, interim director, WVU Energy Institute
1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
2:10 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. When the levee breaks and other tales of public health in a changing climate
Robert Duval, professor, School of Public Health
2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. The Clean Air Act and climate change leave their fingerprints on forest health in West Virginia
Richard Thomas, professor and chair, Department of Biology
3:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Break-opportunity for one-on-one interviews
3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. The hidden half: The consequences of climate change on the ability of West Virginia soils to store carbon
Edward Brzostek, assistant professor, Department of Biology
4:10 p.m. - Wrap up and adjourn