WATER E-NEWS Vol. 3 Issue 1 Jan. – Feb. 2004
UD Water Resources Agency (WRA) http://www.wr.udel.edu/
Featured in this issue of our monthly Water E-News:
I. 2004 Undergraduate Internships in Water Resources from DWRC and more;
II. Graduate student, post-doc and professional opportunities;
III. Project funding and awards programs;
IV. Upcoming conferences; and
V. New water resources reports.
I. 2004 Undergraduate WATER RESOURCES Internship ProgramS: PLEASE POST / PROMOTE THIS SECTION WITH UD / DSU / WESLEY STUDENTS
New Co-Sponsor and Stipend level for DWRC 2004 internships: Apply by
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Projects, Summer 2004
Two programs are announced:
Applications are due
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Undergrad Science Policy Internship
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Online Awards Program / Careers Postings
American Society of Agronomy www.agronomy.org
Crop Science Society of America www.crops.org
Soil Science Society of America www.soils.org
Do you know of undergrad/grad
students with an interest in science policy? Forward this announcement and
encourage them to apply by March 5 for
the Societies’ Science Policy Internship
(a paid, 3 to 6 month position). This has been an excellent opportunity for
students to get experience working on a wide array of science and policy
matters. The internship features flexible start and end dates at the societies’
Science Policy Office in
The Societies have dozens of scholarships and awards (including the prestigious award of Fellow) available to eligible undergrad/grad students, professionals, international researchers, and other scientists. March 5 is the deadline to submit nominations, including the online receipt of 3 reference letters. Visit: www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/awards/ The Societies also have a careers / job posting site at http://www.asa-cssa-sssa.org/career/.
See http://ag.udel.edu/iseq/internships.htm for more environmental undergraduate internships.
II. GRADUATE STUDENT, POST-DOC
and PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
2004 Universities Council on
Water Resources (UCOWR http://www.ucowr.siu.edu/)
Dissertation Awards: Applications are due
Graduate students in water science and technology: the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) offers $15,000 fellowships for 2004-2005
(visit www.nwri-usa.org or contact
714-378-3278). Applicants must be
enrolled fulltime at a
March 5: deadline for ASA/CSSA/SSSA Online Awards Program nominations, see II. above.
III. PROJECT FUNDING AND AWARDS
WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL Competitive GRANTS Applications are due
USDA’s Cooperative State
Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
million (est.) National Integrated Water Quality Program RFA: Applications due
IV. WATER RESOURCES CONFERENCES
Web conferencing: Free Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUASHI) cyberseminars are offered for spring 2004:
02/27/04Dave Tuck - NAPLogic, Inc.
"Time for a New Dimension in Capillary Pressure-Saturation Space"
03/05/04David Tarboton - Utah State University
"Terrain Analysis and Hydrologic Modeling using Digital Elevation Models and GIS"
03/19/04David Goodrich - USGS-ARS-SWRC
"Integrated Science and Decision Making: Cutting Edge Science to Address Real-World
04/09/04Matt Moore - National Sedimentation Laboratory
"What Role Do Ecologic and Hydrologic Research Play in the TMDL process?"
All lectures will be given over the web at Eastern Time, and seminars are open to all interested parties. Each lecture will have a PowerPoint presentation shown over the web in conjunction with a conference call for narration. Although there is no cost for attending these seminars, advance registration is required (e-mail by 48 hours in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org). Please visit http://www.cuahsi.org for further details.
National / International Water Resources Symposia:
abstracts are due
Poster Proposal forms (http://www.estuaries.org/objects/2004RAECFP.pdf) are due by March 1, 2004 for Restore America's Estuaries' Second National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, September 12-15, 2004, Seattle, Washington (http://www.estuaries.org/2ndnationalconference.php). Questions, contact Steve Emmett-Mattox at Restore America's Estuaries, email@example.com, 703-524-0248.
Symposium: “Integrated Monitoring &
Assessment for Effective Water Quality”,
V. NEW WATER RESOURCES REPORTS
A guidance document describing EPA’s recommendations for watershed-based permitting under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program is now available online at http://www.epa.gov/npdes/watersheds. This approach is aimed at achieving new efficiencies and environmental results through the NPDES program. The watershed approach to permitting provides a process for considering all stressors within a hydrologically defined drainage basin, rather than addressing individual pollutant sources on a discharge-by-discharge basis.
“Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge; Final Agency Response to the National Research Council (NRC) Report on Biosolids Applied to Land and the Results of EPA's Review of Existing Sewage Sludge Regulations” is the U.S. EPA’s action plan announced Dec. 31, 2003 addressing the NRC's biosolids recommendations and stakeholder input received through the Biosolids Research Summit sponsored by the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) in July 2003. The plan lists 14 projects the agency expects to complete or begin within the next two to three years to strengthen sewage sludge use and disposal programs. Read about it at: http://www.werf.org/Press/News_Events.cfm#actionplan.
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