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News Archive - 2012

The April 2012 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter

is now available online.

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USGS Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program RFP, FY2012

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. Draft proposal and budget should be reviewed by NM WRRI no later than February 13, 2012.

The U.S. Geological Survey requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including enhancement of water supply infrastructure, development of drought impact indicators, evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs, development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water, integrated management of ground and surface waters, the resilience of public water supplies, and the evaluation of conservation practices. Proposals are sought in not only the physical dimensions of supply, but also the role of economics and institutions in water supply and coping with extreme hydrologic conditions.

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 a gives information on past year funding including award amounts and funding success rates. Please review the RFP carefully and if you are considering pursuing this opportunity, please contact NM WRRI Director Sam Fernald (575-646-4337; fernald@ad.nmsu.edu ) as soon as possible.

Proposals must be filed online by February 23, 2012.

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The 56th Annual Water Conference Proceedings

New Water New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energyis now available.

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The 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference

has been approved for 5.7 credits by the New Mexico MCLE.

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Water scarcity to be topic of 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference at NMSU.

While much attention has been paid of late to the serious short-term drought situation facing farmers in the American Midwest, New Mexico continues to be immersed in the worst two-year drought period in decades.

In this context, it is timely that the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute will present the 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference, “Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity.”http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/news/article/8785/.

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The January 2012 Divining Rod Newsletter

is now available online at https://nmwrri.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/publish/dr/xxxv1.pdf

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57th Annual Water Conference Webcast

A webcast of the 57th Annual New Mexico Water Conference will be available here: Hard Choices Webcast.

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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.