USA PUB Workshop—October 16-19, 2006

LaSells Stewart Center | Oregon State University, Corvallis

USA PUB Workshop

Towards a community action plan for the hydrological sciences

Agenda as of September 24, 2006

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Sunday
15 October
6:00 - 7:00pm
7:00 - 9:00pm
Registration, Hilton Garden Inn
Welcome Reception
OSU Room
Hilton Garden Inn
Monday
16 October
7:30am Registration, LaSells Stewart Center
8:30am Opening, LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Room
Welcome by OSU President, Ed Ray (tentative)
Welcome by Director, OSU Inst. Water and Watersheds, Michael Campana
Workshop Goals: Jeff McDonnell, OSU
  Plenary Session: The PUB Movement
Chaired by Michael Campana, OSU
8:45am The IAHS PUB movement: Past, present and future
Jeff McDonnell, OSU
9:15am CUAHSI and PUB: Towards a community science agenda for the USA
Rick Hooper, CUAHSI
9:45am PUB and vision for a new science of hydrology
Siva Sivapalan, University of Illinois
10:15am Coffee
  Plenary Session: Watershed Classification
Chaired by Chris Duffy, Penn State
10:45am Towards a typology of catchments
Ross Woods, NIWA New Zealand
11:15am The new USGS watershed classification system
Dave Wolock, USGS Kansas
11:45am Geology as destiny at the large watershed scale
Gordon Grant, USFS Corvallis
12:15pm Lunch (Memorial Union and Marketplace West)
  Plenary Session: Conceptualization Of Process Heterogeneity
Chaired by Siva Sivapalan, University of Illinois
2:30pm Seeing through process heterogeneity in the subsurface: Coupled hydrolopedalogical systems
Henry Lin, Penn State University
3:00pm Thresholds as a characteristic form of nonlinearity in hydrogeomorphic systems
Jonathan Phillips, University of Kentucky
3:30pm From landscape heterogeneity to terrain-based scaling rules
Peter Troch, University of Arizona
4:00pm Beer (or coffee) and Poster Session
Chaired by Jeff McDonnell
Posters will remain "up" for the duration of the conference in the coffee area
6:00pm End of Sessions
6:30pm PUB at the pub: Squirrels Tavern, 100 SW 2nd St, Corvallis (beer and food),
Pub crawl back to OSU to follow…….
Tuesday
17 October
  Plenary Session: Uncertainty Estimation and Model Diagnostics
Chaired by Larry Band, UNC
8:30am Bayesian uncertainty estimation approaches
Jim Freer, Lancaster University
9:00am Towards an uncertainty framework
Thorsten Wagener, Penn State University
9:30am Scaling in hydro-geomorphology and its use in modelling and prediction
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, University of Minnesota
10:00am Coffee
  Plenary Session: Development and Use of New Data Collection Approaches
Chaired by Rick Hooper, CUAHSI
10:30am Field based mass spectrometers for real time water cycle tracing
Carol Kendall, USGS
11:00am On the need for new radar technologies
Witold Krajewski, University of Iowa
11:30am Fibre optic hydrology
John Selker, OSU
Noon Lunch (Memorial Union and Marketplace West)
1:30pm Breakout Session: Towards USA community science questions: Where are the gaps?
Goal of these breakout groups
- Build on talks and posters to discuss, in a highly interdisciplinary way:
What the current state of the art?
What are the current gaps in the state of the art?
  (1) Watershed classification
Chair: Gordon Grant
(2) Conceptualization of process heterogeneity
Chair: Larry Band
(3) Uncertainty estimation and model diagnostics
Chair: Rick Hooper
(4) New data collection approaches
Chair: Ty Ferre
(5) New hydrological theory and modelling
Chair: Siva Sivapalan
3:30pm Coffee
  Plenary Session: New Hydrological Theory
Chaired by Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois
4:00pm New theory derived from systems theory
Hoshin Gupta, U. Arizona
4:30pm Self-similarity and a new hydrology
Chris Duffy, Penn State University
5:00pm It's not that we need physically based models-it's what physics do we use in our models?
Jim Kirchner, UC Berkeley
5:30pm End of Discussions
6:30pm Conference Dinner, OSU Alumni Center
Dinner music by John Bliss Xtet;
Dinner Speaker: Robert Glennon, Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (book signing to follow)
Tales of Bottled Water and French Fries:
The Environmental Consequences of Groundwater Pumping
Wednesday
18 October
  Plenary Session: New Modelling Approaches
Chaired by Chris Duffy, Penn State
8:30am TopDown modelling
David Post, CSIRO Townsville
9:00am Large scale models of ungauged basins
Upmanu Lall, Columbia University
9:30am Ecologically-based models
Marc Stieglitz, Georgia Tech University
10:00am Coffee
10:30am Breakout Session: Towards USA community science questions: Filling in the gaps
Goal of these breakout groups
- Build on talks, posters and previous day's discussion to address:
Where do we want to be in 10 yrs?
What do we need to do to get there?
What science can be done with today's infrastructure?
What science cannot be done with today's infrastructure?
  (1) Watershed classification
Chair: Gordon Grant
(2) Conceptualization of process heterogeneity
Chair: Larry Band
(3) Uncertainty estimation and model diagnostics
Chair: Rick Hooper
(4) New data collection approaches
Chair: Ty Ferre
(5) New hydrological theory and modelling
Chair: Siva Sivapalan
12:30pm Lunch (Memorial Union and Marketplace West)
  Plenary Session: PUB Implementation
Chaired by Siva Sivapalan, U. Illinois
1:30pm International PUB Implementation
Ian Littlewood, CEH Wallingford
2:00pm CUAHSI HIS and PUB
David Tarboton, Utah State U.
2:30pm Remote sensing, Hydroclimatology modelling and PUB
Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois
3:00pm Coffee
3:30pm What type of facilities do we need?
Larry Band, University of North Carolina
4:00pm Detailed Reports back to the group from break-out group chairs
6:00pm End of Sessions, Evening on your own
Thursday
19 October
8:30am Breakout Session: Towards USA community science questions: Recommendations
Goal of these breakout groups
- Build on previous breakout group discussions to address cross-cutting issues:
What cannot be done in the current funding model?
What do we want to recommend to NSF (for new rfp's, program solicitations, etc)
  (1) Infomatics and Cyber-infrastructure
Chair: Dave Tarboton
(2) Field data and data collection (sensors, remote sensing and beyond)
Chair: John Selker
(3) Community facilities
Chair: Larry Band
(4) Barriers to including the human dimension
Chair: Rick Hooper
(5) Education and Outreach: How to engage beyond NSF funding
Chair: Ian Littlewood
  Coffee break on a group-by-group basis as needed
11:30am Reports back to the group by discussion chairs
Noon Plenary Discussion: Summary, Synthesis and Way Forward
Jeff McDonnell, OSU
12:30pm End of Conference - Lunch