February 10, 2010
News from the Senator George J. Mitchell Center and Maine's Sustainability Solutions Initiative
2010 MAINE WATER CONFERENCE
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
All conference information is available on the web at: http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/mwc
Call for Poster Abstracts
The submission deadline for poster abstracts is: Friday, February 19, 2010.
The juried poster competition will include three judging categories: graduate, undergraduate and high-school. Non-student poster presentations based on appropriate research findings are also accepted for display.
Guidelines and submission information for poster abstracts is available at: http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/mwc/poster_10.htm
Registration & Exhibit Information
REGISTRATION for the Maine Water Conference is only $42 and includes all conference sessions, breaks, and lunch. Discounts are available for students giving oral or poster presentations. Late registration (after 3/5/10 or day of conference) is $55.
Registration forms are available at http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/mwc/registration_10.htm.
EXHIBITOR fees are listed below and include lunch and registration for one attendee:
- Full table (8' display area) - $180
- 1/2 table (4' display area) - $90
Exhibitor registration forms are available on the web at:http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/mwc/exhibitor_10.htm.
For additional information contact Ruth Hallsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207/581-3196.
WRRI Student Summer Research Grant Competition
Stay Tuned! The Maine Water Research Resources Institute will be announcing its grant competition for undergraduate and graduate research projects on February 19, 2010. Funds will be awarded in the areas of water resources and related environmental sciences for summer 2010.
Only full-time undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities in Maine are eligible. Students will be able to request funds for the following: summer stipends, supplies, travel, and tuition. Maximum award amount will be $5,000.
The full Request for Proposals will be posted on the Water Institute's Web site on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at: http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/bottom_menu/wrri_grants.htm.
Questions on this competition can be addressed to John Peckenham email@example.com Ruth Hallsworth firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network
2010 Workshop - Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages: A Restoration Perspective
DSRRN will be holding its first specialized workshop this April entitled Resilience of North Atlantic Diadromous Fish Assemblages: a Restoration Perspective. This workshop is an outgrowth of the three-day DSRRN symposium held at the University of Maine in July 2009. The goal of this workshop is to develop a synthesis paper which will identify and synthesize factors and species interactions that contribute to North Atlantic diadromous fish assemblage resilience in the context of restoration.
Approximately 20 specialists have been identified and asked to participate in this year-long process involving pre-workshop literature review, post-workshop problem statements and integration, and writing and publishing the synthesis paper. While the composition of this workshop is specialized and limited; DSRRN welcomes your input and encourages you to contact coordinator Barbara Arter at email@example.com for more information.
More information will be posted to the DSRRN web site as the process develops.
Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants
Deadline: 4pm Eastern Time, April 7th, 2010
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topics of water supply and water availability, including investigations of possible new sources of supply, improvement of impaired waters to usable quality, conservation of existing sources, and limiting growth in demand.
Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended. Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged.
Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds.
Additional information is available on the Maine Water Research Institute web page at: