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March 15, 2017 Issue 18

Shared Water, Shared Responsibility: Engaging Minnesota’s Communities, Students, Policy-Makers

Today is the last day to register!
University of Minnesota Water Resources Students In Action (WRSIA) will host a community discussion with key Minnesota policy makers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Inspired by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Year of Water Action, the event will include a reception and poster session on water research, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with policy experts.



Time-sensitive grant from MPCA:  Assessing population vulnerability to climate change
Environmental Assistance (EA) Time-sensitive grants allow for continuous implementation of the agency’s mission of working for the development of environmentally sustainable practices in Minnesota.
Proposals due April 3, 2017

ROSES 2017: Land-Cover/Land-Use Change. Funding Agency: NASA.
The Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) program is developing interdisciplinary research combining aspects of physical, social, and economic sciences, with a high level of societal relevance, using remote sensing tools, methods, and data. One of its stated goals is to develop the capability for periodic satellite-based inventories of land-cover and monitoring and characterizing land-cover and land-use change.
NOI due April 3, 2017.
Proposals due June 8, 2017.

ROSES 2017: Terrestrial Hydrology. Agency: NASA.
The NASA Terrestrial Hydrology program (THP) has the scientific objective to use remote sensing to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions and to further the scientific basis of water resources management. Research is sought to make improvements on our understanding of the land-oriented portion of the water cycle, either by improving and/or exploiting current satellite data, describing requirements of future satellite systems, or improving and/or creating new remote sensing algorithms with an eye towards future satellites.
Due Dates: NOI due May 24, 2017. Proposals due July 12, 2017

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
Agency: US Forest Service.
GLRI targets improvements to address the most significant environmental problems within the Great Lakes Basin. Successful projects will address invasive species, nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health, and coastal habitat restoration activities to improve water quality.
Due Date: April 4, 2017

Minnesota Water Resources Conference
Call for Abstracts
The Minnesota Water Resources Conference presents innovative, practical, and applied water resource engineering solutions, management techniques, and current research about Minnesota’s water resources. The conference will be accepting abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations, posters, and special sessions. 
Abstract submittal deadline May 5, 2017

Upcoming Events

Untrouble The Waters
The Freshwater Lab invites you to Untrouble the Waters, a summit for elected officials, researchers, local leaders, and everyday people.
May 10-11, 2017 
University of Illinois at Chicago.


WRS Seminar-Duluth
Student Presentations
Matthew Bambach, Stephen Labuz, and Felicia Williamson
M.S. students, Water Resources Science
March 16, 2017  
Research Laboratory Building (RLB), Room 200

SAFL Seminar
Following the threads of channels—from river valleys to the sea floor 
Ajay Limaye, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
March 21, 2017

EPA Webinar 
Working With Commercial Landscapes to Manage Irrigation 
March 16, 2017

AEESP Distinguished Lecture
The Global Challenge for Water Supply: Is Seawater Desalination a Sustainable Solution?
Menachem Elimelech, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University
10:10 am
George J. Schroepfer Conference Theater
210 Civil Engineering Building

Freshwater Society Moos Family Lecture Series
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Dan Egan, Author, Pulitzer Prize finalist, reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
 April 25, 2017
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Student Center Theater
5:30 p.m. public reception  | 7:00 p.m. lecture
May 24, 2017
University of Minnesota Duluth, Swenson Science Bldg
6:00 p.m. public reception  | 7:00 p.m. lecture
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