Women Plus Water Lecture Series
Women Water Networks Catalysts for Change
Join host Dr. Leila Eamen and guests Dr. Li Li, Dr. Ellen Wohl, and Jennifer Mandeville for a panel discussion on “Women Water Networks” as a catalyst for change. This event is in honour of the United Nations International Day for Women and Girls in Science (February 11, 2023).
Thursday, February 9, 2023
12:30 - 1:30 CST
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- Dr. Leila Eamen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), The University of Saskatchewan
- Dr. Li Li
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PennState, Institute of Energy and the Environment
Women Advancing Rivers Network
- Dr. Ellen Wohl
Professor of Geology and University Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University
Women Advancing Rivers Network
- Jennifer Mandeville
Environmental Educator, Swarovski Waterschool National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Dr. Leila Eamen
Dr. Leila Eamen (Ph.D.) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan. Her research is focused on exploring interdisciplinary and integrated frameworks to support decision-makers in governing water resources in the face of changing future conditions. She brings her experience from working for over 15 years as a practitioner in water resources management in semi-arid regions to the academia to move towards bridging the gap between science and practice in water governance.
Dr. Li Li
Dr. Li Li is the Barry and Shirley Isett professor in environmental engineering at Penn State. She received a bachelor's and master's degree in environmental chemistry from Nanjing University in China and a doctoral degree in environmental engineering and water resources from Princeton University. She worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a postdoc and as a research scientist before joining faculty at Penn State in 2009. Her group asks questions on how external drivers and internal watershed structure regulate water flow paths, biogeochemical processes, and river water chemistry under diverse climate, geology, and land use conditions. She is active in the Critical Zone community and collaborates broadly with biogeochemists, hydrologists, ecologists, and geologists.
Ellen Wohl received a BS in geology from Arizona State University and a PhD in geosciences from the University of Arizona. She is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on physical processes and forms in river channels and floodplains, and how these interact with biogeochemistry and ecological and human communities. She has conducted field work on every continent except Antarctica and written numerous science books for non-specialists; the most recent is Dead Wood: The Afterlife of Trees (Wohl, 2022, Oregon State University Press). When not doing science, she enjoys reading, hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and watching movies.
Jen Mandeville is a US-based Swarovski Waterschool educator. Jen's passion for protecting water resources began as a child growing up on the ocean. It became her professional focus while serving in the Peace Corps in Benin and working on hygiene projects. Jen has worked with a variety of NGOs as a researcher and water educator. In her free time, Jen is on the water: swimming, kayaking or paddleboarding.
- 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM CST