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November 22, 2016   Issue 3

The Governor's Year of Water Action theme for December is "Winter Ways to Take Action for Clean Water". Chloride from road and sidewalk deicers is a big concern in the Metro area. Here are some resources related to managing road salt.

At the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Bill Herb is examining how chloride from de-icing is transported and retained in watersheds, while John Gulliver is examining chloride accumulation in soils and how porous pavement reduces the need for de-icing.

Annual Road Salt Symposium, February 2, 2017.

Snow and Ice Control from the Center for Transportation Studies

MPCA Resources and Training, Road Salt and Water Quality


WRS Seminar
Artificial Water-Level Management and Relation to Water Quality and the Aquatic Ecosystem
Victoria Christensen
Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm
375 Borlaug Hall

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Seminar:
Microwave Land Atmosphere Remote Sensing over Radiometrically Complex Terrains 
Ardeshir Ebtehaj, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:30pm. SAFL

CEGE Warren Lecture
Tim Lapara, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering
December 3, 2016. 10:10am
210 Civil Engineering Building

Graduate School Seminar Series
Collaborative Leadership & Grand Challenges Research
Mary M. Plunkett; Lecturer, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Environmental and Resource Economics Seminar
Stephie Fried, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Carleton College
December 12, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Room 230 Ruttan Hall

Funding Opportunities
Seeding Solutions. Agency: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Due Date: 2017-01-16.
One of challenge areas to be funded is "Water Scarcity".

Mississippi River Program.
Agency: The McKnight Foundation.
Recurring quarterly deadlines: November 1, 2016,  February 1, May 1 and August 1, 2017

Call for papers

WaterSmart Innovations Conference
October 4-6, 2017
Las Vegas
Abstracts due April 14, 2017

Soil & Water Conservation Society 72nd International Annual Conference
July 30-August 2, 2017
Deadline: January 9, 2017


Surface Water Sampling Workshop
Farmington, MN.
Register by November 22.

Upcoming Events

Mississippi River Forum (a monthly event from the National Park Service)
State of the River Report 
December 9, 2016 
McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis.

Cornell University Systems Thinking Symposium
Applying Systems Thinking to Complex Water and Policy Problems 
December 6, 2016 

34th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference Passport to Progress: Thinking Beyond Our Boundaries
January 17 - 19, 2017
$225, Ramada Plaza Hotel  
Fargo, ND

Minnesota Wetlands Conference
January 13, 2017

MN Water Well Association’s 95th Annual Trade Show and Convention
January 22 - 25, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott NW

Call for Publications/Submissions

Submit a manuscript to the second open call issue of the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education to by December 15, 2016.  The issue is slated to be published in August 2017.

Submit videos to the NALMS student video contest 
NALMS Student Video contest on measuring secchi depth. "When you think of easy to understand educational tutorials on lake management – Think NALMS." Deadlines for video submission are December 1, 2016, March 1, June 1 and September 1, 2017. 


Institute for Advanced Study 5×5 Application. An opportunity to bring together small groups from differing disciplinary perspectives for a low-stakes, short-term exploration of a topic.
 Acara Challenge for students developing solutions to environmental challenges
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