News Archive - 2013

Alternative Futures for Energy Production and Consumption in the US and the World

Dr. Barry Hughes to speak on “Alternative Futures for Energy Production and Consumption in the US and the World.”

March 18, 2013 — University of New Mexico
Auditorium, Centennial Engineering Building at 5:30PM

March 19, 2013 — Sandia National Laboratories* (please see announcement regarding security clearance)
New Mexico: 701/2001—10:00 AM (MST)
California: M050/107 — 9:00 AM (PST)

News Archive - 2013

Water seminar to be held Feb. 2013

A water seminar, presented by Professor Nir Becker, Tel Hai College, Israel, titled “Water’s Contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Is a cooperative solution possible?” will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 336. Becker has had 20 years’ study of water economics. The seminar is open to the public. The room holds only 95 so come early.

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; 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 gives information on past year funding including award amounts and funding success rates.

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

News Archive - 2013

Divining Rod January 2013 Available

The January 2013 issue of the Divining Rod newsletter is now available online.

Read the Divining Rod Vol. XXXVI, Issue No. 1 here