WATERS News & Events
News: WATERS Collaborative 3-year grant
January 21, 2014
WATERS Collaborative receives 3-year grant
By Amanda Scrabis, Sonoma State Star
"The Sonoma County Water Agency has awarded a three-year, $204,318 grant to the WATERS collaborative, a group o campus taht engages students in Sonoma County watershed management challenges..." > more at Sonoma State Star
News: WATERS 3-year funding renewal in Press Democrat
December 15, 2013
Water Agency Program Trains Sonoma State University Students in Conservation
By Sean Scully, Press Democrat
"The Sonoma County Water Agency is adding more than $200,000 to a program to train Sonoma State University students to be the next generation of conservationists and water engineers." > more at Press Democrat
News: Sonoma County Water Agency approves WATERS funding
December 12, 2013
Pioneering WATERS Collaborative Support Tripled to Foster Watershed Management Research, Careers at SSU
By Jean Wasp, SSU News Center
"The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a three-year $204,318 grant to fund SSU's pioneering Watershed Academics for Sustainability (WATERS) Collaborative after a highly successful first year showed how the partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency can serve the flood control needs of the local watershed.." > more at SSU News Center
Symposium: WATERS co-hosts the Sonoma State Science Symposium
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Green Music Center
SSU students presented the results of their scientific research during the 2012-13 academic year at SSU Science Symposium. Students and faculty engaged in the WATERS Collaborative presented their work alongside student research from other departments on campus. The event was open to the community.
The SSU Science Symposium was made possible with funding by a Green Music Center Academic Integration Grant and Sonoma County Water Agency WATERS contract, and co-hosted by the School of Science & Technology and the SSU Preserves.
News: Press Democrat Profiles the SSU Science Symposium, co-hosted by WATERS
May 6, 2013
SSU Holds 1st Science Symposium Tuesday
By Jeremy Hay, Press Democrat
"Sonoma State University's School of Science and Technology on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Green Music Center, is to hold its first science symposium to showcase high-level student research projects and the brains behind them." > more at Press Democrat
News: Student Sediment Study in Press Democrat
April 25, 2013
SSU, County Team Up to Study Copeland Creek
by Jeremy Hay Press Democrat. photo: Beth Schlanker
"In the dry and rocky bed of Copeland Creek, hemmed in by blackberry bushes, Chase Takajo used a GPS device to look for the right spot to set a trap.
The Sonoma State University senior would set two, each designed to catch and measure the sediment carried from Sonoma Mountain toward the Laguna de Santa Rosa.
The work is part of a long-range effort to restore the nine-mile long waterway..." > more at Press Democrat
In her profile on the SSU Spotlight series, Dr. Claudia Luke talks about her career and the WATERS Collaborative.
November 7, 2012
Sonoma State University celebrated a year of water with a special reception entitled "Make a Splash." The reception in SSU's Person Theatre highlighted SSU's campus-wide "Water Works" initiatve, a series of performances, lectures and events surrounding our relationship with this unique substance.
WATERS Coordinator, Claudia Luke, provided a special presentation on the importance of water in our lives and ongoing work of the WATERS Collaborative. Other speakers included SSU Provost Andrew Rogerson and SSU Art Professor Kurt Kemp.
Following the reception, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presented "The Great Divide," a play about hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
For information about Water Works events continuing this Spring, see: www.sonoma.edu/waterworks
News: WATERS on Comcast Newsmakers
WATERS Coordinator Claudia Luke talks to Comcast Newsmakers about the SSU Field Stations & Nature Preserves, the WATERS Collaborative, and other water events on campus.
Events: Water Works
Fall 2012-Spring 2013 on Campus at Sonoma State University
WATERS Collaborative projects are part of a year-long celebration of water at Sonoma State University, called Water Works. Water Works explores inland water flow as a resource, theme, and metaphor, through a year (2012-2013) of academics, fine arts, and live theatre and dance. A schedule of events is available at the link above.
News: Dr. Tom Buckley Receives WATERS Collaborative Award
School of Science & Technology, News and Accomplishments - October 2012
Tom Buckley, Biology, has received $3,000 in funding from the WATERS Collaborative for his proposal "Leaf Physiology Spot Measurement Instrument", where students will use purchased sensor components to construct instruments that measure leaf physiology in riparian vegetation. The WATERS Collaborative makes funds available in both the fall and spring semesters to support faculty that are interested in engaging their students in service-learning projects surrounding watershed management issues.
Sonoma News Center - July 24, 2012
The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps project at SSU was launched thanks to WATERS, a new campus partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA). Seven members of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps worked diligently over the summer to clear the Himalayan blackberry that is choking out native species along Copeland Creek on campus and at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve. read more...