WATER E-NEWS Vol. 1 Issue
To colleagues in the water resources community, from Tom Sims,
Click on the links, or look below, for details for these 13 news items on topics including: water resources professional organizations, upcoming conferences, grant programs, job opportunities and new publications / information sources.
*1. UD is now one of over 50 member universities in the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI). See below and http://www.cuahsi.org
*2. EPA Technical Transfer Conference
"Emerging Technologies, Tools, and Techniques to Manage Our Coasts in the
*3. World Watershed
*4. Water Environment Federation TDML
Science and Policy Conference,
*5. ICGRHWE international conference scheduled Sep. 16-19
*6. Twenty-seven $17,500 Graduate Research Fellowships available from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System: apply by Nov. 1. For funding priorities, selection criteria, and application procedures, see details below and: http://www.ocrm.nos.noaa.gov/grf/welcome.html
*7. New EPA grant program "Watershed Initiative": nominations due Nov. 21. Info, see below and: http://www.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-21196
*8. Job announcement: Two Tenure Track Water Faculty Positions in Colorado State University Dept. of Civil Engineering, at the assistant or associate professor level in hydrology, hydraulics, and in water resources. For job requirements, qualifications, application procedures, salary and close/start date visit: http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/jobs/Pro.htm. For dept. and academic programs info visit http://www.engr.colostate.edu/ce. No further details below.
*9. Job announcement: EPA Region 6 (TX, NM, OK, AR, LA) Extension Program Specialist - Environmental Quality (EPA Liaison -- Southern Region Water Quality Coordination Project). Details: http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/jobs/Pro.htm. No details below.
*10. Nutrient Best Management Practices booklet available for DE Farmers, online at http://www.state.de.us/deptagri/nutrients/bmp.htm or request by phone. Details below.
*11. . New USGS publication "Concepts for National Assessment of Water Availability and Use” has been released in response to a directive from Congress and is available online at: http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/circ1223/ Free copies of the report may be obtained by writing to the USGS, Branch of Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225-0286. For brief information about the report contents, visit http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc/publications/USGScirc1223.htm. No details below.
*12. Available from EPA: "National Management Measures
*13. Two new items from the Nat. Ag.
- bibliography "Water Allocation and Drought (II)", online at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Bibliographies/drought2.html .
- webpage with links to Spanish Language Information about Water Resources; visit http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Spanish.html
Details for above:
1. The Consortium of
Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) (www.cuahsi.org)
was incorporated on
observatories data from multiple media (atmosphere, groundwater, soil water, surface water, etc.) will be collected over long time periods and at a sufficient number of locations to test important hypotheses about hydrologic processes. A complete description of the objectives and current status of CUAHSI may be found at
Dr. Paul T. Imhoff
(Dept. of Civil & Environmental
5. The International Conference of GIS and Remote Sensing in
Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment(ICGRHWE)
will be held at Three Gorges Dam construction site,
6. Fellowships: The Estuarine Reserves Division of the Office
of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Ocean Service (NOS),
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
(DOC), is soliciting applications for an anticipated 27 graduate fellowships
funded within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. The Fellowships
will be competitively awarded to qualified graduate students whose research
occurs within the boundaries of at least one reserve. Minority students are
encouraged to apply. The amount of the fellowship is $17,500; at least 30% of
total project cost match is required by the applicant. Applicants may apply for
between one and three years of funding. Fellowships will start
regarding the awarding of fellowships will be issued on or about
Fax: 301-713-4363, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web page:
7. EPA Watershed Initiative Grants: Call for Nominations. EPA is launching a new grant program to
encourage the protection and restoration of our country's water bodies through the
use of watershed approaches. The President's fiscal year (FY) 2003 budget,
which is now before Congress, incorporates a request for $21 million for this
Watershed Initiative. Subject to the availability of appropriations for this
purpose, EPA plans to select through a competitive process up to 20 watersheds throughout
the country for grants to support promising watershed-based approaches to clean
water. This notice sets forth the process that will be used for selecting the
watersheds and serves as the call for nominations from Governors and Tribal Leaders,
which must be postmarked and received electronically by EPA on or before
Additional information and any updated guidance will be posted on the Watershed Initiative website: http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/initiative
10. Nutrient Best
Management Practices booklets : The Delaware Nutrient
Management Commission (DNMC) is currently distributing these providing a list
and description of fifty-three different best management practices (BMPs). The BMPs help protect the environment and maintain profitable
agriculture. The booklet is available
online at: http://www.state.de.us/deptagri/nutrients/bmp.htm,
or please contact one of the following offices to receive a copy.
12. EPA Guidance “National Management Measures to Control
of new information and evolving management approaches. In addition, four new management measures have been added to provide information on developing and implementing a comprehensive runoff management program.
EPA will consider comments on this draft guidance and will
then issue final guidance. See above for contact.
13. The Water Quality Information Center at the National Agricultural Library has compiled a new bibliography titled "Water Allocation and Drought (II)." The bibliography is available at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Bibliographies/drought2.html. Other drought-related resources from the center include an earlier version of the bibliography, "Drought and Water Allocation," available at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Bibliographies/drought.htm and a "Drought and Weather" Web page at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/drought.html . The library has recently created a Web page with annotated links in Spanish titled "Información en Español Sobre Agua" (Spanish Language Information about Water Resources). The URL for the page is http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/Spanish.html