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The NWRI E-newsletter is published periodically and distributed to those interested in issues related to water resources. It usually contains general announcements related to events and forthcoming publications. Click here to access past E-Newsletters.



March 14, 2018, E-Newsletter


Deadline Extended: 2018 Clarke Prize Nominations (Apr 2)


The nomination deadline for the 2018 Clarke Prize award for excellence in water research has been extended to April 2, 2018, to accommodate the Easter holiday.  The award will be presented at the 25th anniversary of the Clarke Prize, to be held in fall 2018.  The fields of interest of Clarke Prize nominees include, but are not limited to: civil and environmental engineering, water sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, political sciences, physical and chemical sciences, and water resources planning and public policy.  Download the nomination guide and cover sheet at: http://www.nwri-usa.org/nominations.htm.


OCSD Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence


The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CGFO) for the 25th consecutive year.  Lina Hsiao, OCSD’s Accounting Supervisor and the individual primarily responsible for OCSD earning the CGFO award, received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.  These awards are a representation of the dedication of the Department of Finance and Administrative Services to preparing comprehensive annual financial reports.  For more information, visit https://www.ocsd.com/about-us/in-the-news.  OCSD is a member agency of NWRI.


U of Vermont Environmental Engineering Postdoc Positions Available


The University of Vermont’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in Mass Spectrometry for Environmental Engineering Applications.  The successful candidate will conduct mass spectrometry analyses to support research on the environmental fate and health effects of emerging organic contaminants in air and water systems under the supervision of professors Raju Badireddy and Britt Holmén.  The anticipated start date for this position is May 1st, 2018, for a duration of 1 year, with the possibility of an extension to a second year, depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability.  For more information, email either Dr. Raju Badireddy (raju.badireddy@uvm.edu) or Dr. Britt Holmén (bholmen@uvm.edu).


LESJWA Water Summit Focuses on Monitoring and Mitigation (Apr 18)


The Lake Elsinore & San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) will host its Water Summit on April 18, 2018, in Lake Elsinore, California.  The Summit will feature information on how the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Task Force, an active partner in improving watershed challenges throughout the San Jacinto Watershed, has worked with the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement watershed monitoring, mitigation projects, modeling, and a variety of other solutions to meet TMDL targets.  To learn more, visit http://www.mywatersheds.com/2018/02/2018-lesjwa-water-summit/.


Register Now: Managing Legionella Conference (May 9-11)


Registration is available for the Managing Legionella and Other Pathogenic Microorganisms Conference, to be held on May 9-11, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Hosted by NSF International, along with the National Science Foundation, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this conference will focus on practical management and prevention of Legionella and other pathogenic microorganisms in building water systems.  Visit https://www.legionella2018.org/ for more information.