NGRREC Faculty Fellow Jim Best Presents Series on the Future of Big Rivers

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRRECâ„ ) Faculty Fellow Jim Best has organized an upcoming colloquium series entitled “The Future of Big Rivers: Form, Flux, Ecology and Management.” Each presentation in the series will take place at 5 p.m. in the Digital Computer Lab room 1320 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, Professor Phil Ashworth of the University of Brighton, UK, will present “Why are the World’s Big Rivers so Different?”

Tuesday, Nov. 11, Professor James Syvitski of the University of Colorado will present “New Possibilities in Monitoring and Modeling Hydrology and Sediment Transport for Global River Networks.”

Thursday, Jan. 29, Professor Steven Goodbred, Jr., will present “Constructing the Ganges-Brahmaputra Megadelta: From Process to Morphology to Stratigraphy.”

Friday, March 13, Professor Matt Kondolf of the University of California Berkeley will present “The Mekong: Threats to a Unique Human-Ecosystem.”

Thursday, April 30, Professor Andrew Nicholas of the University of Exeter, UK, will present “Computer Simulation of Large River Evolution.”

For more information, email Best at