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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"New Connections: Creating Interdisciplinary Knowledge through Community Engagement" features diverse topics involving UD faculty, staff and experts throughout the tri-state area. The series is sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories and The Community Engagement Initiative. The sessions will be held each Monday through May 1st, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab). Each session highlights projects presented in a TED-style talk ending with a discussion session.

Monday, February 20, 2017

"Introduction to the Citizen Monitoring Program – Protecting Delaware's Water Quality"

Edward Whereat is the Program Coordinator for the UD Citizen Monitoring Program, a volunteer water quality monitoring program that is managed by the DE Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service and housed at the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment campus in Lewes. The program was formed in 1991 to support a new National Estuary Program, the DE Center for the Inland Bays. We expanded coverage to the Broadkill River watershed in 2005. The program is supported by the DE Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control using state and EPA funding.

"Who measures all the water in Delaware?  An introduction to the Delaware Geological Survey"

David R. Wunsch is the Director and State Geologist of the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS).  Dr. Wunsch came to DGS from the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), where he served as the Director of Science and Technology. Wunsch was the State Geologist of New Hampshire from 2000 to 2010. He also served as the President of the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) in 2010, and represents AASG on the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI), and the Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW). Wunsch is a founding member of the SOGW, which developed a framework for monitoring the Nation's ground-water resources. As the State Geologist, Dr. Wunsch represents the State of Delaware on the Delaware River Master Advisory Committee per a 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decree. The Advisory Committee oversees the administration of water management and diversions for New York City's reservoirs within the Delaware River Watershed, which provides the water supply for over 15 million people.

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