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Edward Kolodziej

Understanding Our Chemical Fingerprints: Safer Water for Our Cities »

2016 College of Engineering Lecture Series - Wednesday, November 11, 2016 Although more than 80,000 chemicals are in circulation and thousands of new chemicals are introduced each year, only a handful are comprehensively evaluated for safety by the Environmental Protection Agency. Through daily actions, humans leave a distinctive chemical fingerprint on water, which lingers for years, impacting salmon populations and other fish, animals and plants, as well as people’s health and safety. Watch on YouTube
Anne Goodchild

Delivering Sustainability: Transporting Goods in Urban Spaces »

2016 College of Engineering Lecture Series - Wednesday, November 2, 2016 With greenhouse gas emissions threatening the health of the planet at an alarming rate, actions both big and small play an important role in addressing climate change. As the popularity of online shopping and grocery delivery rises, consumers have an opportunity to make more sustainable choices when it comes to transporting goods in urban spaces. Based on new transportation research, what you’ll learn might surprise you. From drones to delivery vans, find out which transportation methods are the most sustainable today and in the future. Watch on YouTube
Jeffrey Berman

Engineering Solutions for a Seismically Resilient Seattle »

2016 College of Engineering Lecture Series - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Compared to California, the Pacific Northwest remains largely unprepared for a major earthquake. Seattle’s seismic hazard is unique, with earthquakes that occur less frequently and faults that are not as well understood. It will take innovation, research and planning to prepare for “the big one.” At the UW, engineers are developing novel solutions to improve the resilience of buildings, bridges and other structures. In this talk by Jeffrey Berman, UW Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Professor, we'll learn about our regional earthquake hazards, examine structural engineering technologies that enable faster and stronger post-event repair and understand the risks and requirements involved. Watch on YouTube
Daniel Sperling

Transforming Transportation, Seen by an Academic, Regulator and Policy Wonk »

2016 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture - Thursday, April 14, 2016 University of California, Davis Professor Daniel Sperling discusses how to build a sustainable 21st century transportation system with 20th century institutions and budgets. Watch on YouTube
John Stanton

Bridges: A Tale of Scale »

2016 Steve and Sylvia Burges Endowed Lectureship - Thursday, February 11, 2016 Bridges are a critical link in our transportation infrastructure, but they are often taken for granted. UW CEE Professor John Stanton looks at some of the science and art that underlie bridge design and construction, and addresses some issues that constrain improvements and others that have led to major developments. Like many technological developments, progress has been driven by specific and intermittent discoveries. Watch on YouTube
David Sedlak

A Path to the Fourth Urban Water Revolution »

2015 Edward Wenk, Jr. Endowed Lectureship - November 12, 2015 Over the past 2,500 years, urban water systems have undergone three revolutions that have given us imported water, drinking water treatment and municipal wastewater treatment. A fourth revolution has the potential to solve some of our most difficult problems, but it will not happen until we adopt better technologies and management approaches. David Sedlak considers recent events in California, Texas and other regions facing the prospect of an inadequate water supply, to gain insight into the path through which technologies are being used to insulate cities from the effects of drought. Watch on YouTube
Suzanne Lacasse

Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice »

2015 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture Series - May 14, 2015 More and more, society requires knowledge of the risk to which people, property and the environment are exposed. Dr. Suzanne Lacasse, Technical Director at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, demonstrates that one can implement, with benefit, concepts of hazard, risk and reliability to assist in design, decision-making and engineering recommendations. Watch on YouTube
Boats on flood plane

Bay of Hope »

Mar 15, 2015 BanD-AID, a team of inter-disciplinary scientists and engineers working hand in hand with local stakeholders, asses the effects of sea-level rise hazards in Bangladesh. With active two-way feedback from beneficiaries in the design of research investigations, science can reach its highest potential in serving society on a faster timeframe.
Dennis Lettenmaier

Some Reflections on the Evolution of Hydrology over the Last 40 Years »

2015 Steve and Sylvia Burges Endowed Lectureship - February 27, 2015 Dennis Lettenmaier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, reflects on the evolution of hydrology over the last 40 years. Lettenmaier discusses events and research in recent history that contributed to fundamental changes and advancements in this field, covers a number of “before” and “after” examples of work, and considers challenges going forward. Watch on YouTube
Linda Ng Boyle

PacTrans - Distracted Driving »

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium Inexperienced drivers are at particular risk for distraction from factors within and outside of the car. The Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), which focuses on transportation safety, conducted a large outreach project to both examine teenage driver distraction and increase teen awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Watch on YouTube
Thomas DeLuca

Forest and Environmental Sciences and Sustainability: A Quest for the 21st Century »

Thomas H. DeLuca 2014 Edward Wenk, Jr. Endowed Lectureship - November 6, 2014 To achieve a truly sustainable society, we will need to go beyond standard interdisciplinary cooperation and employ fully integrated and systems-based thinking. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences have a long tradition of collaboration. Dr. Thomas DeLuca discusses how the challenges of the future demand that we build on this tradition, with closer integration across multiple disciplines. Watch on YouTube
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Graduate Program Recruitment Video for Hydrology and Hydrodynamics »

Jul 28, 2014 A short 2 min video showcasing the graduate program at the Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Program at University of Washington
Mark Z. Jacobson

Roadmaps for transitioning Washington State and all other 49 U.S. states to wind, water, and solar power for all purposes »

Mark Z. Jacobson 2014 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture Series - May 15, 2014 Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University, discusses the need for sustainable solutions to address escalating environmental, social, and economic issues. Watch on YouTube
Kevin Hagen

Good News! We have to redesign everything. »

Kevin Hagen Wenk Lecture Series - Nov. 7, 2013 Kevin Hagen, Sustainable Business Advocate, talks about how Sustainable Business is creating opportunity, driving innovation and unleashing the next industrial revolution Watch on YouTube
Geoffrey Morgan

China Earthquake Relief »

Profile of Geoffrey Morgan, CEE Undergraduate UW 360 - Dec. 6, 2010 Undergraduate Geoffrey Morgan's trip to China for a water resources research project turned into earthquake relief after the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Geoffrey participated in relief efforts, and also raised $65,000 for village supplies, school supplies and eco toilets. Watch on YouTube
Mark Hallenbeck

Reviving Streetcars »

Mark Hallenbeck Environmental Entrepreneurs on MSNBC - Oct. 18, 2010 Mark Hallenbeck, Director of Washington State Transportation Center, talks about the new interest in street cars in urban neighborhoods. Watch on
Steve Muench

GreenRoads »

Steve Muench and Jeralee Anderson UW Huskies YouTube Channel - Jan. 12, 2010 Steve Muench, Asst. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and doctoral student Jeralee Anderson at the University of Washington talk about the Greenroads rating system for the nation's highways and roads. Watch on YouTube