post-doc, professional jobs;III.
Project funding and awards programs;
IV. 2004 & 2005
conferences; and V.New water resources
information and training.
Annual STATEWIDE WATER FORUM WED. OCT. 13 is now FREE
DEADLINE: FRI. OCT. 8
“The Historic Christina Basin: Delaware's First Watershed" is the topic
of a free public program of water policy presentations and panel discussions to
be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday,
Oct. 13, at the University of Delaware Clayton Hall.The Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC),
University of Delaware
Institute for Public Administration (IPA), UD Water Resources Agency (WRA),
Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), and the Delaware Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) are sponsoring
this fourth annual event. Although the event is free courtesy of the
co-sponsors, attendees will need to pre-register
by Friday, Oct. 8.To register,
notify Ruth Fallis at 302-831-4925, fax 302-831-4934, or via e-mail [email@example.com] with your name,
organization, title, address, phone and email address. For information, call 302-831-4925.Parking for the event is free in adjacent
lots.For the Forum brochure, agenda,
and directions, follow the link from http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/.
includes the land area drained by the ChristinaRiver and the Brandywine,
Red Clay, and WhiteClayCreeks, forming a watershed
encompassing much of Chester (PA) and New Castle (DE) Counties and part of
Cecil County (MD).Come learn about the ChristinaBasin’s local history, stream
health, inter-state and inter-agency cooperative advocacy and management,
residential water quality measures, and other new and ongoing initiatives that
have earned the Basin a #1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
The agenda includes introductions by IPA Director Jerome Lewis and DWRC
Director Tom Sims; keynote speeches by representatives of DNREC
(invited); and four moderated panels of watershed scientists, administrators,
and advocates from both Pennsylvania
and Delaware.Panelists include DNREC watershed scientist
Delaware State Geologist and DGS Director John Talley,
Appoquinimink watershed coordinator Sara Wozniak, WRA water
researcher Kevin Vonck, Delaware
Nature Society advocacy Director Jennifer
Gochenaur, UD political science professor Janet Johnson, WRA watershed
analyst Martha Corrozi, invitedheadwaters representatives from Chester County Water
Resources Authority and ConservationDistrict, Brandywine
Valley Association director Bob
Struble, Red Clay Valley Association deputy director Jim Jordan, White Clay Creek Wild and
Scenic River Committee river manager Linda
Stapleford, and The Christina Conservancy’s president Ned Cooch.Featured luncheonspeaker is WRA director of watershed policy Gerald Kauffman.
Posters will be exhibited in the lobby throughout the
event, and a field trip to the
Newark reservoir is planned
following adjournment of the program.
II. GRADUATE STUDENT,
POST-DOC and PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Current Delaware State University (DSU)job
listings (as of September 1, 2004) include a $38,000 postdoctoral research
fellowship, research assistantships at the graduate level (ranging from $15,000
- $24,000) in coastal research management, fisheries/aquaculture, and marine
biology (shellfish-algae dynamics) and at the undergraduate level ($5,000)
doing work for the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
Program.$2000 part-year and $4000
full-year undergraduate scholarships in the DSU Department of
Agriculture and Natural Resources are also described.Visit http://cars.desu.edu/faculty/mreiter/opportunities.htm.
USDA still lists up-to-date
student, post-doc, and professional job vacancies nationwide for Agriculture
Research Service (ARS), Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension
Service (CSREES), Economic Research Service (ERS), and National
Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS), at http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/jobs/index.htm.Current examples are Maryland
research hydrologist positions with a closing date of Oct. 4, 2004. The U.S.
government jobs clearinghouse “USAjobs”
site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
currently lists, for example, 53 openings using search keywords “water” and
For details concerning the NationalScience Foundation's 2005 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes
Program (application deadline Dec. 10, 2004 for summer 2005), visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03608/nsf03608.htm
or contact Tony Teolis, National Science Foundation, 703-292-7343 (firstname.lastname@example.org).Awardees will receive an NSF stipend of $3,000 for an 8-week project and will
also receive an international round-trip air ticket; sponsoring organizations will
support living arrangements and expenses.
III. PROJECT FUNDING AND AWARDS
USEPA’s Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for
Watershed Protection, developed by an Office of Water Finance Work group with
representatives from staff in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds,
Office of Wastewater Management, and Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water,
is now updated and online at http://cfpub.epa.gov/fedfund/.
September 26-30, 2004: "Managing Nutrient Inputs and Exports in the Rural
Landscape". USEPA 12th
National Nonpoint Source (NPS) Monitoring Workshop, Princess Royale Oceanfront
Hotel & Conference Center, Ocean City, MD.Point of contact: Tammy Taylor email@example.com
October 8, 2004: Registration deadline
for free Oct. 13 4th Annual Delaware Statewide Water
Resources Forum (see below).Phone
(302-831-4925), fax (302-831-4934) or email Ruth Fallis
(firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name,
organization and title if any, address, phone, email address.
October 9-10, 2004:NationalAcademy of Sciences Sackler
Colloqium “The Role of Science in Solving the World's Emerging Water
Problems”.A special registration fee of
$100 is offered to members of the water community.See http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/nashome.nsf/
20-23, 2004: 3rd
National Conference on NonpointSource Pollution Information and Education
Programs, Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.Cosponsored by ChicagoBotanic Garden and USEPA.Target audiences include nonpoint source,
watershed, and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program staff at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as
environmental service groups that may work with education programs.For conference details, see http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/conference/nonpoint.
October 25-28, 2004: 7th Annual Watersheds & Wetlands Workshop:
“The Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems Using Watershed-Based Approaches”.Holiday Inn-Boardwalk, Atlantic
City, New Jersey.Visit http://www.wetlandsworkgroup.org/wetreg7/7th_workshop.htm
for tentative agenda, directions, accommodations, registration info.This organization just presented the
“Watershed Summit on the Delaware:
Making the Connection” event Sept. 13-15 in Wilmington.Contact Ralph J. Spagnolo at (215) 814-2718 Spagnolo.Ralph@EPA.gov or Frank Reilly
at (540) 286-0072, Frank@WetlandsWorkGroup.org
14, 2005: WhiteClayCreekWatershedManagementCommitteeWhiteClayCreek Symposium, all day
event exploring opportunities and responsibilities in the watershed of this
National Wild and ScenicRiver, at UD Clayton Hall.Keynote address "The Livable
Landscape" by nationally known conservation author/photographer Rick
Darke.For information contact Linda
Stapleford, 302-731-1756, email@example.com.Visit http://mercury.ccil.org/~wcc_ws/.
Feb. 6-9, 2005:WEF
DISINFECTION 2005: Sharing Disinfection Technologies: Water, Wastewater, Water Reuse and Biosolids.Phoenix Marriott Mesa, Phoenix, AZ.
27 – Mar. 2, 2005:WEF/AWWA
2005 Joint Management Conference, Omni Atlanta at CNNCenter, Atlanta, GA.
Apr. 17-20, 2005:2005 WEF/AWWA/KY-TN
WEA Joint Residuals and
Biosolids Specialty Conference, Nashville Convention Ctr. and Nashville Renaissance
Hotel, Nashville, TN.
April 17-20, 2005: AWWA/WEF Information Management & Technology Conference and Exposition, Hyatt
Regency Denver, Denver, CO.
2005:WEF TMDL 2005. Hyatt Regency PhiladelphiaPA.
2005:WEF Collection Systems 2005: Sustaining Aging Infrastructure: System,
Workforce and Funding.Boston, MA.Abstracts due* Sept. 28, 2004
2005: WEF Technology 2005:2nd Joint Specialty Conference for
Sustainable Management ofWater Quality Systems for the 21st Century - Working to Protect
Public Health.Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA.*Abstracts due* October 11, 2004
Watershed Management Conference "Managing Watersheds for Human and Natural
Impacts: Engineering, Ecological, and Economic Challenges", Williamsburg, VA, sponsored by the
Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Ninth in a series of
specialty conferences focused on watershed management since 1965. Visit http://www.asce.org/conferences/watershedmanagement2005/
V.NEW WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION / TRAINING
Keyword search for 2004-2005
UD water-related courses and faculty contacts:
New tools from USGS:The new June 2004 Wetlands
Mapper(http://wetlandsfws.er.usgs.gov)lets you view and
acquire wetlands data and build, search, query, and download custom digital
maps in the area you choose.Also,
invertebrate community data from 1,700 stream sites in more than 50 major river
basins across the nation can now be downloaded from the NAWQA Data Warehouse (http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/data).
Data are from more than 5,000 invertebrate community samples that were
collected 1993-2002 by the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA)
Program.The NAWQA Data Warehouse also
provides online access to data on fish communities from more than 1,000 stream
locations, as well as data from thousands of water-quality samples from about
6,400 stream sites and 7,000 wells, and from streambed sediment and aquatic
animal tissue.Water-quality samples are
analyzed for pesticides, trace elements, volatile organic compounds, and
nutrients; sediment and tissue samples are analyzed for organic compounds, such
as DDT, and trace elements, such as mercury.