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WATER E-NEWS Vol. 1 Issue 4 November-December 2002
UD Water Resources Agency (WRA) http://www.wr.udel.edu/
In this issue of our monthly Water E-News, we announce new undergraduate internships in water resources, graduate student and professional opportunities and project funding, upcoming conferences, and new information sources in water resources.
New DWRC Undergraduate Internship Program for 2003
The DWRC will offer both general and co-sponsored undergraduate internships in water resources for 2003-2004. Co-sponsors to date and areas for internships include the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology and Applied Ecology, Bioresources Engineering, Applied Economics and Statistics, or Plant and Soil Sciences), College of Marine Studies (Marine Biology and Biochemistry, Marine Policy, Oceanography, or Physical Ocean Science & Engineering), College of Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering), Water Resources Agency (water resource policy), and Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (nutrient management and water quality). Application and program requirements remain as last year and may be viewed at http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/jobs.html#2002InternshipInfo.
STUDENT, POST-DOC and PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Purdue University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Watershed Hydrologist Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track, academic year appointment ) available in January 2003 in the Department of Agronomy, The Environmental Sciences and Engineering Institute, in West Lafayette, IN. For complete details see http://www.agry.purdue.edu. Contacts are Dr. Ronald Turco firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Craig Beyrouty email@example.com.
Application postmark deadline is
For AIP: http://www.aip.org/pubinfo.
For APS: http://www.aps.org/public_affairs/fellow/index.html
For AGU: http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/policy//sci_pol.html
For OSA: http://www.osa.org/aboutosa/awards/other/congress.cfm
Environmental/Social Change/Political career opportunities
for college water resources seniors are offered to direct year-round
environmental campaigns by
FUNDING AND AWARDS
The National Institute for Water Resources (NIWR) National Competitive Grants RFP for 2003 will soon be available. To view last year's RFP, visit https://niwr.org/104G_RFP. Abstracts of funded year 2000 projects funded totaling $1 million are at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/00grants/nationalindex.html
The National Decentralized Water Resources Capacity Development Project (NDWRCDP) announces the availability of funding for two projects that focus on a Micro-Scale Evaluation of Phosphorus Removal
The EPA is encouraged by recent favorable House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee actions on its $21 million request for the Watershed Initiative. Once the funds are appropriated, the Agency plans to select up to 20 watersheds throughout the country for grants to support promising watershed-based efforts toward cleaner water. See the EPA’s Watershed Initiative site at http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/initiative for details.
EPA and other partners announce the 2003 National Wetlands Awards. Nomination forms are on the website http://www.eli.org/nwa/nwaprogram.htm. The deadline is January l0, 2003. For questions, contact Erica Pencak at 202-939-3288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are now being accepted for both the 2003 Stockholm Industry Water Award (www.siwi.org/siwa) and the 2003 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award (www.siwi.org/sbswa).
“Responsible Water Use in the Garden,” daylong event exploring water-wise gardening, co-sponsored by the Longwood Graduate Program and Winterthur’s Garden Division on Saturday March 29, 2003 at Winterthur. Registration is due March 17 and the $105 fee ($45 for students with ID over age 12) includes all lectures on regional water supply, responsible water use and garden design and plant selection for conservation, tours of gardens and galleries, lunch and refreshments. For information or a registration brochure, visit www.udel.edu/LongwoodGrad under “Symposium” or contact: Gerry Zuka, 302-831-2517 email@example.com.
OTHER UPCOMING CONFERENCES
for papers, posters, special sessions, workshops: Deadline Fri. Dec. 13. Soil and Water Conservation
Society 2003 annual conference,
American Water Works Assn. is sponsoring their national source water protection
meeting on Jan. l9-22 in
Water Quality Conference will present work accomplished since 2000 under
the National Integrated Water
Quality Program (NIWQP),
– AWRA specialty conference "Agricultural Hydrology and Water
First Announcement and Call for Abstracts for the 2003 World Water Week in
NEW WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SOURCES
Nov. 2002 marked the first issue of the “Envirocast News” water e-newsletter. This joint project of the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation (NEETF) and the Center for Watershed Protection(CWP) is produced monthly in partnership with StormCenter Communications under an EPA-awarded agreement. For timely and informative environmental stories, information and resources relating to weather and watersheds-particularly the Chesapeake Bay Watershed – highlighting impact on our everyday lives, visit www.stormcenter.com/envirocast.
U.S. Geological Survey Water Education Poster Series on Wetlands, Water Use, Wastewater, Navigation, Groundwater, and Water Quality is now available, with each poster distributed in elementary and middle school student versions. http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html and http://www.usgs.gov/education/
Newly released reports:
EPA 2000 National Water Quality Inventory. Visit www.epa.gov/305b/2000report.
USFS Watershed Restoration Partnerships FY01 Accomplishments. Visit www.fs.fed.us/largewatershedprojects/ and click “Annual Reports”.
“State of the Nation’s Ecosystems” from
New Internet applications:
Local officials seeking to hire consultants for environmental services are encouraged to visit the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network's (LGEAN's) directory of environmental consultants at http://www.lgean.org/consultants. For more information, contact Andrew Seth at 202/962-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Searching for environmental consultants by keyword, service area, location, or name of consultant/company is supported, providing a description of company services, local government references, and contact information.
EPA is pleased to announce the new Watershed Academy Web-based training module, “Introduction to the Clean Water Act”, at: http://www.epa.gov/watertrain/cwa/, which provides 65 slides explaining the major CWA programs: 1) water quality standards, 2) antidegradation policy, 3) waterbody monitoring and assessment, 4) reports on condition of the nation's waters, 5 ) total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), 6) NPDES permit program for point sources, 7) Section 319 program for nonpoint sources, 8) Section 404 program regulating filling of wetlands and other waters; 9) Section 401 state water quality certification; and 10) state revolving loan fund (SRF). For more information about EPA's Watershed Academy Web-Based Training and Watershed Management Certificate program go to http://www.epa.gov/watertrain/.
EnviroMapper for Water is an internet-accessible GIS application that dynamically displays information about US bodies of water at www.epa.gov/waters/enviromapper/v2new.html
The new USGS National Environmental Methods Index (NEMI) is a free, web-based database facilitating comparisons and sharing of water quality monitoring methods data, at http://www.nemi.gov. The NEMI database contains chemical, micro-biological and radiochemical method summaries and will be expanded to include biological and other methods.
The CSREES National Water Quality Program web site is now available at http://www.usawaterquality.org. The new site builds upon the 10 Regional Water Quality web sites (also accessible at the above URL), which were funded through the CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP). Links are provided to the existing four National Facilitation projects funded through NIWQP. This is a unique opportunity to access information about existing water quality programs and activities across the states and associated territories.
and the state of
WATER QUALITY MODELING EXPERT JOINS UD FACULTY
Dominic DiToro, a senior level scientist / engineer known world-wide for his expertise in water quality modeling, is joining the faculty of the UD Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in January. His web site is http://www.engineering.manhattan.edu/environmental/faculty/Dditoro.html
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