Hydrology professor to deliver Darcy lecture

Plant and Food Research will host Dr Ty Ferré, a professor of hydrology and water resources at the University of Arizona, as the 2016 Darcy Lecturer. His talk is entitled ‘Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship between Data, Models and Decision Making’.

Dr Ferré will build from the basic concepts of decision science to present concepts and recent developments in optimal design of hydrogeologic monitoring networks. He will also discuss how hydrogeologic models can be used for decision support under uncertainty. Finally, he will show that focusing hydrologic analysis on the specific, practical problems of interest can guide optimal measurement selection, advance hydrologic science, and improve the integration of science into economic and policy decisions.

The Darcy Lecture Series is sponsored by the US’s National Groundwater Association and honours Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations which established the physical basis of groundwater geohydrology.

View Ty’s Darcy odyssey:  https://darcylecture2016.wordpress.com/

Details: 1– 3pm Friday 5 August, Lecture Room C2, Lincoln University

Contact: Brent Clothier – brent.clothier@plantandfood.co.nz

Organiser: Plant and Food Research

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