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February 21, 2017, E-Newsletter


Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research: Nominations Due April 15


Nominations for the 24th Annual Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research are due April 15, 2017. The nomination guidelines and application cover sheet are available at http://www.nwri-usa.org/nominations.htm.


The Prize includes $50,000 and a medallion and rewards scholarly and practical achievements in water research. Established in 1994, the Clarke Prize recognizes outstanding individuals who are significantly and actively contributing toward any of the following areas: the discovery, development, improvement, and/or understanding of issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology, or public policy. The award will be presented at the 2017 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony, to be held October 19, 2017, in Irvine, California. More information is available at www.clarkeprize.com.



Metropolitan to Host Conference and Webinar on FAF Program (Feb 23)


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) will host a Technical Conference and Webinar on February 23, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, that will showcase pilot projects and technical studies funded under the Foundational Actions Funding (FAF) Program. As part of the program, Metropolitan provided approximately $3 million of funding for a total of 13 technical studies or pilot projects pertaining to the areas of groundwater, recycled water, seawater desalination, and stormwater. To register or for more information, visit http://mwdh2o.com/AboutYourWater/fafprogram.



Register Now for Utility Branding Workshop in Southern California (Apr 6)


The Utility Branding Network will host its Bi-Annual Workshop, “Addressing the Barriers to Change,” on April 6, 2017, at the Orange County Sanitation District in Fountain Valley, California. The workshop will discuss the following topics: Resolving problems using branding best practices; Busting the barriers change; Waiting for a crisis or visionary leadership?; What’s in it for me?; Facilitating an internal dialogue about the brand; and New branding network tools. The workshop is free to UBN subscribers and invited guests. Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by NWRI. To reserve your seat, contact Brandi Caskey at (714) 378-3278 or bcaskey@nwri-usa.org.



UC Irvine to Host Talk on Conflict Resolution over Shared Water Resources (Mar 2)


Professor Aaron Wolf, who teaches geography at Oregon State university, will deliver a special guest lecture, “Healing the Enlightenment Rift: Rationality, Spirituality, and Shared Waters,” on March 2, 2017, at the University of California, Irvine. His presentation will discuss conflict and cooperation over shared water resources internationally and in the U.S. West, and reflect on processes of conflict transformation, including lessons from both Western and spiritual models of dialogue. For more information or to RSVP, go to http://water.uci.edu/event/aaron_wolf_lecture_reception/.



Nominate a Student or Faculty Member for 2017 AEESP Awards (due Mar 1)


The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professionals Foundation is now accepting nominations for several student and faculty awards for outstanding contributions to environmental engineering and science education, research, and practice. Nominations must be submitted by March 1, 2017. The Awards will be presented at the 2017 Research and Education Conference at the University of Michigan in June. More information, including award descriptions, is available at http://aeespfoundation.org/awards.



U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Seeking New Water Marketing Strategies


The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting states, Indian Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to cost-share with Reclamation and develop a WaterSMART water marketing strategy to help prevent water-related conflicts and contribute to water sustainability. Reclamation is making approximately $3 million available for implementing water marketing strategy grants under this funding opportunity. Applications are due by April 19, 2017. The funding opportunity is available on www.grants.gov by searching “BOR-DO-17-F014.” More information about the grant is available at https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/.