WATER E-NEWS

 Vol. 4 Issue 2   

September 2005

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/sep05.htm:

 

I.   DWRC News: New Fall Application Window for Undergraduate Water Resources Internships;

Fifth Delaware Water Policy Forum October 21. 2005

II.  Jobs in Water Resources from DWRC and DSU;

III.  Project funding: Eight winners of NIWR’s 2005 $250,000 National Competitive Grants Program;

IV.  Upcoming water conferences / events;

V.   New information sources in water resources


 

I.  DWRC News: 

Fall Applications for 2005-2006 UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM:

Due Friday, OCT. 7, 2005

 

The Delaware Water Resources Center at UD announces the first-ever fall application period for its undergraduate water resources internship program, which has supported over 50 undergraduate research projects since 2000.  Students in the program may earn up to $3,500 paid as hours worked through February 28th, 2006.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 7.  Interns must submit a written report on their projects by March 31st and also participate in a poster session at an undergraduate research conference in the spring of 2006.  With the exception of current freshmen (class of ’09) or those graduating in Fall ’05 or Winter ’06, the internship program is open to undergraduate students at *any* institution of higher learning in the state of Delaware.  Students must have the active support of a faculty adviser and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Academic credit also is possible, but must be coordinated with the student’s faculty adviser.  Internship co-sponsors include: the Delaware Water Resources Center, UD Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Engineering, and Marine Studies, UD Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Delaware Geological Survey, and the Institute for Public Administration Water Resources Agency.  For more information, including details on current and past projects and current faculty advisers and application forms, as well as report and poster requirements, visit http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/jobs.html, e-mail aboyd@udel.edu or call (302) 738-6779.

 

Fifth Delaware Water Policy Forum: Friday, October 21. 2005, 7:30 am – 2 pm.  University of Delaware Clayton Hall Conference Center.  "Water Friendly Landscape Design: A Prescription for Healthy Watersheds."  A map of Clayton Hall’s location is found at: http://www.publications.udel.edu/UDmap/campusmap.html

For information, visit: http://www.wr.udel.edu/publicservice/WaterForum2005/WaterForum05Home.html

Agenda/Registration Form (due Monday Oct. 17):  $10 (pre-)registration fee. 

http://www.wr.udel.edu/publicservice/WaterForum2005/2005WaterPolicyForum.pdf

Co-Sponsors:

University of Delaware, Institute for Public Administration, Water Resources Agency, Delaware Water Resources Center, Longwood Graduate Program, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.  

 

II. JOBS IN WATER RESOURCES

 

New fall offering:  Delaware Water Resources Center undergraduate internships.  See I above.

 

Delaware State University offers water-related undergraduate and graduate assistantships and undergraduate scholarships. 

For details visit http://cars.desu.edu/faculty/mreiter/opportunities.htm or contact:

Dr. Dennis McIntosh, phone (302) 857-6456, fax (302) 857-6402, e-mail dmcintosh@desu.edu.

 

III. PROJECT FUNDING

 

$250,000 WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS: Eight proposals have been selected for funding under the fiscal year 2005 National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) / USGS National Competitive Grants Program.  View the abstracts: http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/05grants/national/nationalindex.html.

 

IV. UPCOMING WATER CONFERENCES / EVENTS

 

Sep. 18-22, 2005 :  13th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop.  Raleigh , NC, Sheraton Capital Center Hotel.  Visit http://www.ncsu.edu/waterquality/nmp_conf/  Contact: (919) 515-3723, waterquality@ncsu.edu.

 

Sep. 25, 2005 : Stroud 5K Walk/Run for Fresh Water.  Avondale, PA.  1 pm. start.  All ages welcome.  Register online, http://www.stroudcenter.org.  $12 before 9/21, $15 thereafter.  Phone: (610) 268-2153.

 

Sep. 27, 2005: Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s free Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Workshop for residents of the City of Newark, 6-8 pm, Newark City Council Chambers, 220 Elkton Rd.  Register by Sep. 20 by contacting Kelley Dinsmore, (302) 366-7040 kdinsmore@newark.de.us.

 

Oct. 2, 2005 :  Coast Day 2005.  University of Delaware Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road , Lewes , DE 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  http://www.ocean.udel.edu/coastday/  Free admission, parking $2.  Info: MarineCom@udel.edu, (302) 831-8083.

 

Oct. 7, 2005: First annual meeting, Delaware Section of the American Water Resources Association.  James Farm Ecological Preserve http://www.inlandbays.org/james_farm.html,  Ocean View, DE, tentatively 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.  Tour and other activities, dinner meeting.  Members and nonmembers are welcome. Contact Martha Corrozi, mcorrozi@udel.edu, (302) 831-4931, Water Resources Agency.

Oct. 16 - 21, 2005: 18th Biennial Estuarine Research Federation conference, Norfolk VA Marriott Waterside Hotel & Convention Center and Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.  Visit http://www.sgmeet.com/erf2005/

 

Oct. 21, 2005: 5th annual Delaware State Water Policy Forum.  See I. above.

 

Oct. 25-28, 2005 :  8th Annual Wetlands and Watersheds Workshop “Aquatic Systems and Water Quality”, Holiday Inn on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City , NJ.  Visit http://www.thewatershedinstitute.org/wsmworkshops.html

 

Oct. 29, 2005:  [This is a change of date] White Clay Creek 5-Year Celebration 1 pm – 4 p.m., White Clay Creek State Park, Newark.  Join in celebrating the Fifth Year Anniversary of the White Clay Creek ’s designation into the National Wild & Scenic River System. Refreshments and fun activities for the family!  Visit http://www.whiteclay.org.

 

May 21-26, 2006:  American Institute of Hydrology 25th anniversary meeting: “International Conference on Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality”, Baton Rouge, LA  http://www.aihydro.org/conference.htm  Call for papers deadline Oct. 30, 2005.

 

V.  NEW WATER RESOURCES INFORMATION SOURCES

 

A new USGS Water Field Methods website contains all USGS water field methods for water sample collection and processing.  http://water.usgs.gov/owq/FieldManual/

 

The Office of Surface Water is pleased to announce the availability of Fact Sheet 2004-3115 “StreamStats: A U.S. Geological Survey Web Application for Stream Information”, available online at http://md.water.usgs.gov/publications/fs-2004-3115/.  The Fact Sheet explains the “StreamStats” map-based Web application at http://streamstats.usgs.gov/html/index.html which lets users easily obtain hydrologic information such as streamflow statistics and basin characteristics for both gaged and ungaged watersheds.

 

The U.S. National Academies announces the launch of its new Water Information Center, a portal of more than 100 peer-reviewed reports from the National Academies on water-related issues. The website (http://water.nationalacademies.org) aims to assist the work of water scientists, engineers, managers, policy-makers, and students with reports representing independent and objective consensus among experts from academia, industry, and other entities.  Major topics featured on the site include:  Water Supply and Sanitation, Water and Soil Remediation, Hydrologic Hazards, Water Quality in the Natural Environment, River Basin Systems Management, Environmental Assessment, Management, and Restoration Water Science and Research.  All of the reports can be read for free on-line, and summaries are freely downloadable as PDFs.


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