MEETING OVERVIEW


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LOCATION

Oct. 14-17, 2003
Tucson Inn Suites Hotel
475 N Granada
Tucson, AZ 85701

Tuesday – October 14
A student-oriented field trip is the focus of the first day. The field trip will take participants on a tour of the fire-ravaged Catalina Mountains, where they will visit the 30m flux tower on Mount Bigelow and conclude with a tour of fire-induced flooding and public education displays at Sabino Canyon. The objective of the field trip is for students to build stronger personal and research contacts and to expose them to several interdisciplinary research problems.

Wednesday – October 15
The keynote speaker will be Ghassem Asrar, speaking on the application of NASA satellites and data to large-scale hydrologic issues.

This is the meeting’s plenary day, which is focused on a few highly integrated and publicly accessible science talks providing an overview of SAHRA accomplishments, research directions and rationale. Education and Knowledge Transfer programs will be highlighted in the afternoon. Posters covering every facet of SAHRA research will also be introduced and available for viewing during an early evening reception.

Thursday – October 16
SAHRA investigators will work together with stakeholders in a series of topics exploring future integration and coordination planning. Of special interest will be sessions devoted to Center-wide diversity, recruitment and educational initiatives. Other topics will include an introduction of three stakeholder-relevant integrating questions and the role of modeling and decision making as they pertain to future efforts in the Rio Grande and San Pedro Basins.

Friday – October 17
The previous day’s planning and integration activities will continue. Finally, we will discuss Center-wide issues such as sustainability. The meeting will conclude at 2:00.


Contact Rannie Fox, 626-6974, for any questions regarding the Annual Meeting.