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CEREO October 2015

FY 2016 RFP for the Idaho USGS Section 104 B

Proposals will be due on December 4, 2015

Research and outreach proposals submitted under this RFP are intended to address water resources problems of significance to Idaho, with the principal objectives of this program being to:

  1. Conduct novel research relevant to Idaho’s water problems or issues;
  2. Conduct innovative outreach activities that serve to inform management agencies and the general public about water resource issues of importance to Idaho;
  3. Serve as seed funding for projects that can grow into larger programs;
  4. Foster graduate student involvement in water research; and
  5. Encourage highly innovative and creative investigation and communications.

For more information



Postdoctoral Research Fellowships and other positions in Sustainable Climate Risk Management

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute and the Pennsylvania State University
1. Earth System Analysis to Inform Decision Making
2. Climate Data Products for Impacts Analysis and Decision Support Applications
3. Algorithms for Optimal and Robust Design under Uncertainty for Climate Applications
4. Software Development for Climate Risk Management
For more information on these positions


Ken Weiss Presents – Beyond 7 Billion: Why an environmental reporter decided to write about population growth

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ken Weiss set off across Asia and Africa asking the question:  “Can we live within our means on this planet?” He wanted to determine if the rise in human population was a significant factor in global sustainability. The answers he found took him by surprise and lead this longtime environmental reporter in directions he never anticipated. His initial findings were reported in the Beyond 7 Billion series in the Los Angeles Times. He takes us on a multi-media tour of his travels to look at the causes and consequences of rapid population growth.

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. A small reception with light refreshments will also be offered at 5pm.

For more information about Ken Weiss, click HERE.

Pulling Back the Curtain: A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of journalists

Leading journalists will discuss how the media are changing, and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. In short, what’s hot and what’s not?! They will share personal perspectives on how to get your stories told, what makes a good science story, and “do’s” and “don’ts” of dealing with journalists. This lively session will encourage Q&A.

Participants: Nancy Baron (moderator), Ashley Ahearn, Jeff Burnside, David Malakoff, Ken Weiss. Click HERE for panelist biographies.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 21 5:30-6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. Light refreshments will be served at 5pm.


2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and
National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Water Resources Conference
June 21-23, 2016 Pensacola Beach, FL

We will be on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf Coast for the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference. We will be discussing critical water issues in the southeastern United States, as well as across the continent and globe. Water quantity and quality concerns continue to take center stage in the United States and world. Please join the dialogue, as we seek to develop multi-disciplinary solutions to complex water problems. More details

Important dates:
Proposals for Special Sessions due: October 19, 2015
Notification of Special Sessions acceptance: October 26, 2015
Abstracts due: January 19, 2016
Notification of Abstract acceptance: Late March 2016

2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference