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CANCELLED! WRGP Winter Seminar Series

Please join us for the upcoming Water Resources Engineering Seminar. Dr. Lindell Ormsbee, Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering at University of Kentucky will present “My Lifelog Fascination with Hydraulic Structures: A Visual Journey from Panama to Scotland” on Wednesday, March 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in STAG 111.

About Dr. Ormsbee: 

Dr. Lindell Ormsbee is the Raymond-Blythe Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky.  He currently serves as the director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, the executive director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, and the associate director of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center.

Dr. Ormsbee’s past research efforts have focused on the application of systems analysis methods to complex problems in water resources and environmental systems with a focus on water distribution, stormwater management, watershed management, groundwater remediation, and stakeholder engagement. Over a thirty-five-year career, Dr. Ormsbee has served as a PI or Co-PI on over $20 million in directly supervised research funding, and a collaborator on $40 million in additional research funding.  During that time-period he has published over 300 publications on this research, which have resulted in over 2,800 citations. He is a recipient of numerous water related awards, including the 2016 ASCE Julian Hinds Award.

From 1983 to 2000, Dr. Ormsbee partnered with Dr. Don Wood at the University of Kentucky in translating water distribution system research into commercial software (KYPIPE).  During that same time-period, he taught over 150 workshops and short courses dealing with KYPIPE applications, ultimately training thousands of engineers and students.  These efforts have led to the application of water distribution system research to hundreds of water distribution systems both in the US and around the world.

Over the last twenty years, Dr. Ormsbee has been actively engaged in research and technical support associated with cleanup efforts at Paducah Uranium Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  As director of the Kentucky Research Consortium for Energy and Environment from 2003 to 2010, he secured $8 million in DOE funding to address environmental problems at the site and ultimately managed a research portfolio that included 30 separate projects. Since 2010, he has served as the associate director of the NIH funded University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center which focuses on both biomedical and environmental research in addressing the health and environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals associated with the nation's Superfund sites, including the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.  From 2010 to 2014 he helped lead two multi-million dollar Homeland Security projects that focused on security issues related to water distribution systems. For the last three years, Dr. Ormsbee has been working with the distillery industry in Kentucky to address water sustainability associated with their facilities.  Most recently he has been working with failing water systems in the impoverished counties of eastern Kentucky with a goal of making them ultimately sustainable.

The seminar is free and open to the public. 
We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Strand Agriculture Hall, 111
170 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Biological and Ecological Engineering, Graduate School, Water Resources Graduate Program
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Sophia Bauer

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