Vol. 5 Issue 3   

April 2006

Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC) http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/

UD Water Resources Agency (WRA)              http://www.wr.udel.edu/


This month’s issue, at http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/newsletters/apr06.htm

I.  DWRC Student Researchers Poster Session;

II.  Jobs in Water Resources

III.  Upcoming Water Resources Events

IV.  New water resources information; 



Friday, April 28, 2006:  Free public DWRC 2005-2006 Undergraduate Internships research project Poster Session, part of larger session sponsored by UD Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.  2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., UD Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms A, B & C, Newark, DE.




Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) Full-time probationary Geologist/Hydrologist, salary $43,650 - $65,600.   Apply in writing with resume and salary history to Richard C. Gore, Chief Administrative Officer, Delaware River Basin Commission, P.O. Box 7360, West Trenton, NJ 08628, by 4 pm Monday May 22, 2006.  Project Review Branch position providing groundwater hydrology services in the field of water resources development relating specifically to projects submitted to the DRBC for review in accordance with the Delaware River Basin Compact and the Rules and Regulations of the DRBC.  A Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university in Geology, Geological Engineering or related field; plus four years experience.  Completed graduate work may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis.  A licensed geologist or professional engineer is preferred.  Experience with groundwater flow modeling, industrial and municipal waste water treatment systems is desirable.  Competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefit package.  Additional information is available at http://www.drbc.net. 

The Delaware Coastal Program, housed in the Delaware DNREC Division of Soil & Water Conservation, is currently seeking applications for:

1) Two grant-funded seasonal openings: Combined Environmental Scientist / Planner Delaware Coastal Management Internships.  Details, visit:

http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/employment/Coastal_INTN-2 postions- 2006.pdf

2) Environmental Scientist/Benthic Mapping Internship.  Details, visit:

http://www.dnrec.state.de.us/employment/ES1_INTN 2006-benthic.pdf

The salary will be $13.50-$16.00/hour, 37.50 hours per week commensurate with education and experience.  NO STATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS. Work location: 5 East Reed Street, Dover, DE.  Contact: David Carter, (302) 739-9283. Submit all supporting information to be received by Friday April 28, 2006 via email to David.Carter@state.de.us (call to verify receipt) or US mail to David Carter, Delaware Coastal Programs, DNREC Division of Soil & water Conservation, 5 E. Reed St. Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901.  The State of Delaware application is available by calling (302) 739-5458) or online at http://www.delawarepersonnel.com/empserv/resources/empapp/index.htm.


DNREC Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program is looking to fill two seasonal Biological Aide positions; one working with piping plovers in Sussex County and one working with bog turtles in New Castle County. Planned work dates were to be 4/24/2006-8/01/2006 (approximate); contact Holly.Niederriter@state.de.us (preferred) asap or 302-653-2880 if interested.




May 8-11, 2006: Seventh Annual Marine and Estuarine Shallow Water Science and Management Conference.  Holiday Inn, Atlantic City, NJ.  Early registration rate has been extended to May 1. Conference theme:  Interrelationship between shallow water  habitats, water quality and adjacent land use.  For more information, complete schedule, updated list of all presentations, please see:  http://www.WetlandsWorkGroup.org 


May 18, 2006: Delaware NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) half-day workshop “Natural Resource Based Planning” for local government leaders through the University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration’s Planning Education Program (http://www.ipa.udel.edu/localgovt/training/planning-ed.html)  For Delaware NEMO information, visit http://www.nemo.udel.edu or contact Joe Farrell at jfarrell@udel.edu.  This is part of Delaware NEMO’s ongoing Conservation Design Roundtable/workshop program.  The last Roundtable (held on March 28th) was designed to bring together local government officials, developers and design consultants, and state agencies to encourage the use of low impact development approaches and to bridge institutional barriers. The workshop featured National NEMO partner Lynn Richards from EPA’s Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation.  Ms. Richards offered approaches for protecting water resources with higher density development.  This publication, the subject of one of her office’s most recent publications, is available at http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/water_density.htm .  


Reminders from Delaware Section, American Water Resources Association (AWRA):

May 15, 2006: Call for abstracts for Nov. 6-9, 2006 AWRA National Conference, Baltimore, MD.  For proposed topics, online registration, and more, visit http://www.awra.org/meetings/Baltimore2006/

June 14-16, 2006: Annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic sections of the AWRA (NJ, NY, PA, DE and Philadelphia Sections), Montclair State University's New Jersey School of Conservation, Branchville NJ (near the PA/NJ/NY nexus).  Conference theme: "Stream Restoration and Protection in the Mid-Atlantic Region".  For information, visit http://awra.org/state/new_jersey/mac2006/.




Delaware NEMO is pleased to announce the availability of their new publication Delaware NEMO: Guide to Natural Resource Based Planning.  Delaware NEMO (Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) is an educational program designed for local land use decision makers that addresses the relationship between land use and natural resource protection, with a focus on watersheds.  The resource guide provides an overview of natural resource management principles and practices to help guide local planning commissions and councils as they weigh the decisions of what to preserve and where to develop. The Delaware NEMO Steering Committee team, comprised of members from several University of Delaware programs, state agencies, local government, and nonprofit organizations, all pitched in to contribute chapters in their areas of expertise.  The manual will be available in a web version and on CD.  The manual can be downloaded at http://www.nemo.udel.edu, or to obtain a CD, contact Martha Corrozi, mcorrozi@udel.edu.


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