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Friday, February 5, 2016

Evan Variano on Viktor Schauberger’s Drawings of Water Turbines and Impellers: Perspectives on the Architecture of Life: Lunchtime Talks

Lecture | February 5 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Evan Variano

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


At this lunchtime talk, UC Berkeley associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Evan Variano responds to the drawings and models of late nineteenth-century Austrian naturalistand inventor Victor Schauberger.


$12 General Admission, $10 non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons, Free BAMPFA members; UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, and Retirees; 18 & under + guardian

Lectures are included with Gallery Admission. Buy tickets online.



Can we predict an El Niño event?

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Dr. John Dracup, Professor of the Graduate School, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Monday, February 8, 2016

The San Francisco International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower: SEMM Seminar

Seminar: Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall


Laura Whitehurst, PE, SE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Associate, Walter P. Moore, San Francisco, CA

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


The San Francisco Air Traffic Control Tower is the tallest vertically post-tensioned, self-centering structure in the United States.  It sits on fill and bay mud, less than 3 miles from the San Andreas Fault. It is expected to remain operational after a M8.0 earthquake in order to bring in emergency supplies to the region.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

NOWHERE TO RUN: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis: A Documentary by The Yar'Adua Foundation

Film - Documentary | February 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, B100, Blum Center for Developing Economies


Michael Watts, Professor, Class of 1963 Chair, Department of Geography; Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, Former Senior Special Advisor to the President of Nigeria, Activist and Author

Center for African Studies, Department of Geography, Justice in Nigeria Now, Masters of Development Practice, Priority Africa Network


Nigeria faces a looming climate and environmental crisis that it can no longer afford to ignore. Creeping effects of climate change and unchecked environmental degradation in communities across the country pose monumental socio-economic, political and sustainable development challenges to the nation. With the country’s population projected to an astronomical increase of 450 million by 2050,...   More >

Friday, February 12, 2016

From Arsenic and Bacteria Removal to Household Behavior Change: How to Improve Access to Safe Water in West Bengal, India?

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering: Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate | February 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Caroline Delaire, PhD Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Friday, February 19, 2016

East Bay Municipal Utility District - Organizational Overview and Discussion of Water and Wastewater Issues and Efforts

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Alexander Coate, General Manager, East Bay Municipal Utility District

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Water and sanitation in Brazil: Lessons from the past, constraints for the present and challenges for the future

Seminar: Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall


Dr. Marcelo Nolasco, Professor, University of San Paolo

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)