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News Archive - 2013

USGS 104G Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP, FY 2013

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; fernald@ad.nmsu.edu) as soon as possible. Proposal and budget should be reviewed by NM WRRI no later than February 14, 2013.

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):

Evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management and replacement.
Exploration and model development of the dynamics of extreme hydro-meteorological events and associated economic, environmental, social, and or infrastructure costs.
Development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, at gaged and ungaged sites, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water.
Development and evaluation of alternative approaches and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management.
Evaluation and assessment of the effects of water conservation practices, as well as adoption, penetration and permanence.

This program provides university researchers with up to $250,000 for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration. It requires a 1:1 non-federal match. The intent of the program is to encourage projects with collaboration between universities and the USGS. Funds have not been appropriated for this program but the USGS is proceeding with the proposal solicitation process in case an appropriation is received. The RFP at https://niwr.net/competitive_grants/RFP gives information on past year funding including award amounts and funding success rates.

Researchers must submit their proposal online at the NIWR.net website. The deadline is February 21, 2013, by 2pm MST.

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News Archive - 2014

NM WRRI 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity (The full conference proceedings will be available soon.)

 

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A two-day town hall will bring together people from around the state to develop practical recommendations on water use and policy. Date: April 15-16, 2014.Tenative Times: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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News Archive - 2014

The EPA Releases a Report of Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow and Water Quality in 20 Watersheds in the United States.

The report also provides an improved understanding of methodological challenges associated with integrating existing tools (e.g., climate models, downscaling approaches, and watershed models) and data sets to address these scientific questions. To view the study and related links, visit:
http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/global/recordisplay.cfm?deid=256912.

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News Archive - 2015

USGS 104G Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program Fiscal Year 2015

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; afernald@nmsu.edu) or Cathy Ortega Klett, (575-646-1195; coklett@nmsu.edu) as soon as possible. Proposal and budget should be reviewed by NM WRRI no later than February 10, 2015.

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply and availability, and promoting the exploration of new ideas that address or expand our understanding of water problems. Included are the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):

  • Evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management and replacement.
  • Exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; including associated economic, environmental, social, and/or infrastructure costs.
  • Development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water.
  • Development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/groundwater management.
  • Evaluation and assessment of the effects of water conservation practices, as well as adoption, penetration and permanence.

This program provides university researchers with up to $250,000 for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration. It requires a 1:1 non-federal match. The intent of the program is to encourage projects with collaboration between universities and the USGS. Funds have not been appropriated for this program but the USGS is proceeding with the proposal solicitation process in case an appropriation is received. General information on this program is available at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/national-competitive-grants.php. Links are provided to information on past year funding and the 2015 RFP.

Researchers must submit their proposal online at the NIWR.net website. The deadline is February 19, 2015, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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News Archive - 2015

Technical Completion Report 365

Technical Completion Report 365, “Distribution and Transport of Pyrogenic Black Carbon in Soils Affected by Wildfires, Valles Caldera, New Mexico, with Implication for Contaminant Transport”, by Daniel Cadol, Amy Galanter, Phoebe Nicholls of the Department of Earth and Environment Science at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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