WATER E-NEWS   Vol. 6  Issue 2  March 2007
Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC)  http:ag.udel.edu/dwrc/
UD Water Resources Agency (WRA)  http://www.wr.udel.edu/

In this month’s issue, online at:
http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/newsletters/mar07.htm:

I.   DWRC News: DWRC 2006-2007 Internship Poster Session
II.  Jobs in Water Resources: DWRC 2007-2008 Internships – Mar. 23 deadline
III. Upcoming Water Conferences / Events: well owner workshop
IV. New Water Resources Information and Training
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I.
  DWRC NEWS

Brochure and information about the 60 current and past projects funded since 2000, current faculty advisors, application materials, report and poster requirements: http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/jobs.html

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS MARCH 23:
Students having a 3.0 GPA or better enrolled at any Delaware institute of higher learning (except those in class of Spring ’07) may apply through Mar. 23 for DWRC’s undergraduate internships and earn up to $3500 at the rate of $10 per hour worked. DWRC’s research and education
opportunities are especially attractive to undergraduates seeking mentored experiences leading to publication and possibly a degree with distinction or senior thesis. However, they must have the active support of a mentor who matches intern earnings 2:1, usually through a commitment of time to the project. Advisors may mentor up to two students concurrently.

Please contact Maria Pautler at (302) 831-0847 or mpautler@udel.edu with any questions.

Friday, Apr. 20, 2007: Free DWRC 2006-2007 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.

The DWRC is pleased to announce the funding of two new graduate student research projects:
1) "Modeling Hydrologic and Geochemical Effects of Land-Based Wastewater Disposal" - Advisors: Dr. A. Scott Andres, DE Geological Survey and Dr. Paul Imhoff, UD Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2) "Hydrogeological Characterization of the Potomac Aquifer, Delaware" - Advisors: Dr. Sue McGeary, UD Dept. of Geological Sciences and Dr. Peter McLaughlin, DE Geological Survey
Profiles of the new graduate students will appear in future issues of WATER NEWS.

II. JOBS IN WATER RESOURCES

2007-2008 Delaware Water Resources Center undergraduate internships. See I above.

Applications are invited from qualified and highly motivated undergraduate students sophomores, rising juniors, rising seniors) who are interested in water environment sciences to participate in an interdisciplinary and dynamic summer research program in watershed sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech. The summer research internships are funded through the National Science Foundation – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) program. Applications from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged. The summer research
program facilitates opportunities for field research, analytical laboratory work and testing of theoretical concepts. REU Fellows are expected to join one of the ongoing research projects at Virginia Tech based on their area of interest. REU Fellows will receive a stipend of $450/week, subsistence costs (housing and meals), and round trip travel expenses to Virginia Tech. The 10-week summer internship will begin on May 20 and end on Aug. 12, 2007. The deadline for submission of application and supporting materials is Apr. 6, 2007. Successful applicants will be informed on Apr. 16, 2007. Details about the interdisciplinary research team, potential research projects, eligibility, and required application materials are available on the website: http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/. For additional information contact: Dr. Tamim Younos, NSF-REU Watershed Sciences & Engineering Program Director at Virginia Tech, (540) 231-8039, tyounos@vt.edu

Delaware State University offers water-related undergraduate and graduate assistantships and undergraduate scholarships. Contact Dr. Dennis McIntosh, phone (302) 857-6456, fax (302) 857-6402, e-mail dmcintosh@desu.edu, or visit http://cars.desu.edu/faculty/mreiter/opportunities.htm.

For news about fellowships through the University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies, visit http://www.ocean.udel.edu/graduate/scholarships.html,
http://www.ocean.udel.edu/seagrant/education/fellowship.html or
http://www.ocean.udel.edu/graduate/external.html for external funding opportunities.


III. UPCOMING WATER CONFERENCES / EVENTS

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007: Free “Master Well Owner Network Training Workshop” for private well owners, 9 am to 4 pm, Delaware State University, Dover, DE. This workshop will train you on various aspects of water quality, source water protection, and proper well construction and maintenance. Topics covered by the workshop include: private water system basics, proper well location and construction, wellhead protection and land use impacts, spring and cisterns, drinking water standards, water testing and interpretation, water treatment, and water
conservation. For more information, visit http://mwon.cas.psu.edu/ or contact Dr. Dennis McIntosh, (302) 857-6456, dmcintosh@desu.edu.

Mar. 26-28, 2007: NWRA Federal Water Seminar. Washington, DC. For more information visit http://www.nwra.org/meetings.cfm.

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2007: Free lecture, “Brandywine Creek: A Culture of Conservation," 7:00 pm, Delaware Center for Horticulture, Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA. Take a virtual tour of the picturesque waterway with Bob Struble of the Brandywine Valley Association. Learn more about the rich legacy of preservation in the watershed and what it means to those who live there by Robert Lonsdorf of the Brandywine Conservancy. Find out how you can help support these efforts. Coordinated by the Delaware Nature Society and sponsored by Brandywine Valley Association, Brandywine Conservancy, City of Wilmington Dept. of
Public Works, and the Delaware Water Resources Center with support from the Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. RSVP (302) 239-2334, ext. 100 or via email ginger@delawarenaturesociety.org. Directions: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Saturday, Apr. 14, 2007: Christina River Watershed Clean-up, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To see specific locations and to register, go to http://www.christinarivercleanup.org. For further information, contact Nancy Parker, (302) 453-6953, nparker@artesianwater.com.

Watch http://www.deawra.org/Meetings/meetings.php for upcoming meeting news of the Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association.

May 18-22, 2007: River Networks 2007 National River Rally. Stevenson, Washington. For more information visit www.rivernetwork.org/rally.

Jun. 24-28, 2007: AWWA 125th Annual Conference & Exposition: Explore the Future of Safe Water at World’s Water Event. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information and/or to register visit http://www.awwa.org/ace07/.

Sep. 19-21, 2007: Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Sections of the AWRA (DE, NJ, PA and Philadelphia), “Green Opportunities for a Blue Resource: An Economic Perspective,” Newark, Delaware. For the conference announcement and call for sponsors visit www.deawra.org.


IV.   NEW WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION AND TRAINING

Free “Master Well Owner Network Training Workshop”. See III above.

Sierra Club Student Coalition offers Summer Programs (SPROG) for Environmental Leadership Training. Visit http://www.ssc.org.

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