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Confluence — News for the University's water community

February 1, 2017  Issue 12

February 2017 Year of Water Action projects at the University of Minnesota include:
Permeable Pavement for Road Salt Reduction and Generating Biohydrogen from Brewery Wastewater
See more University water research.


USGS and NIWR have announced the annual Request for Proposals for the National Competitive Grants (104G) program. The  submission procedures have changed from previous years, and now involve a pre-proposal round. 
To apply as a Minnesota investigator, prepare a pre-proposal not exceeding four pages as described in the RFP, and send it as an email attachment in pdf format to by 4pm CST on Wednesday, February 15. The pre-proposal does not require a budget.  Investigators invited to submit a full proposal will be required to submit the complete proposal package by June 1, 2017.

Call for Abstracts: United States Society for Ecological Economics 9th Biennial Conference
Deadline extended to February 20, 2017

Mississippi River Program
Agency: The McKnight Foundation
Recurring quarterly deadlines: Nov 1, Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1.


Watershed Manager sought for Seven Mile Creek
The Watershed Manager will work in partnership with Nicollet SWCD and NRCS staff as a member of the local conservation team in conducting outreach to landowners (principally farmers) within the Seven Mile Creek watershed and surrounding watersheds


Wisconsin Wetlands Association's 2017 Wetland Science Conference
February 28-March 2, 2017
Stevens Point, WI

Climate Change and Water for Agriculture Education for Extension Professionals: A Webinar Series
February 18, 2017


WRS Seminar
Antibiotics in Lakes and Rivers
Jill Kerrigan
PhD Candidate, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo Engineering
February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Borlaug Hall, Room 375 - St. Paul Campus

SAFL Seminar
How Much Is Enough? The Potential Use of Wetlands to Reduce Agricultural Nitrate Losses
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 3:30pm
Amy Hansen, Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota

CEGE Seminar
The Nitrogen Challenge: New Players, Processes, and Paradigms in the Quest for Sustainable Nutrient Pollution Prevention
George Wells, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University. 
February 3, 2017 10:10am
210 Civil Engineering Building.
Recordings are available on YouTube following the event.
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