In This Issue
The Media of Water
AWRA Opens Virtual Exhibit Hall
AWRA Job Awareness Program
Calls for Abstracts
AWRA Member News
AWRA Annual Conference Call for Abstracts Live
Riparian Buffers Conference Preliminary Program Online
Water Resources Information
AWRA State Section Activities
The Media of Water:
Stories of general interest about water and water issues in the media.
AWRA dips its toe into the blogosphere.  In addition to posts from several AWRA cognoscenti, you'll find links to other water blogs and water websites.
Glen Canyon Dam Release
CNN report on the recent high flow release.
Winner of Visions of Science Photo Competition
Visualization of the volume  of fresh water and atmospher available compared to the volume of the earth. This blogger does the math.
Audio report on recent reports that traces of pharmaceuticals have been found in drinking water.
Have you seen something in the news that we should share?  Email me the link.
AWRA Opens
Virtual Exhibit Hall
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AWRA Associate Members are featured in AWRA's new Virtual Exhibit Hall. One of the many membership benefits of the new Associate membership category is visible presence on the AWRA website and an extensive listing in the AWRA Virtual Exhibit Hall.  What you'll see at the link above is our beta version, and will be improved upon over the course of the year. If your company would like to be included in the AWRA Virtual Exhibit Hall, information is here
Visitors can ramble the virtual halls of the exhibit hall without leaving the comfort of your home or office!  Use the alphabetical listing, or do a keyword search to find what you need.
AWRA Job Awareness Program
Where the Water Resources Jobs Are
AWRA Job Board 
If you have a water resources position to fill or if you're in the market for a new position and want a new challenge or opportunity, visit the AWRA Job Awareness Program and get connected!
Post a Job
AWRA Associate Members receive a significant discount on this invaluable service!  
With more than 20,000 hits this month, you can be sure your position is being seen by the right people.
If you have position you'd like to have featured in this column with a link to your posting on the AWRA Job Awareness Program, send me an email.
View Open Positions
A wide variety of disciplines representing open positions in the private sector, governmental agencies, and educational institutions.  If you're a water resources professional looking for a new job, start here.
Available to AWRA Members at no charge!
Calls for Abstracts
Cuiba, Mato Grosso, Brazil
July 20-25, 2008
Submit Abstracts by:
May 1, 2008
Sustainable and Safe Drinking Water in Developing and Developed Countries
UNC- Chapel Hill, NC
November 5-6, 2008
Submit Abstracts by:
May 15, 2008
Lake Louise, Canada

November 11 - 14, 2008

Submit Abstracts by:
June 1, 2008
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
February 23-26, 2008
Submit Abstracts by:
June 30, 2008
AWRA Member News
Here are a few items of particular interest to AWRA members:
If you haven't renewed for 2008 yet, your login access to online, members-only content has been turned off!  Renew today to turn it back on
2008 Aquarius Club
AWRA's Member-Get-a-Member program is underway!  Talk to your colleagues about AWRA, and be rewarded!  Info at the link.
AWRA Board of Directors Call for Nominations Underway
Nominations are being accepted for open positions on the AWRA Board of Directors for terms beginning January 1, 2009.  Nomination form at the link.
Deadline:  April 7, 2008
AWRA's scholarship program for one undegrad and one graduate student is accepting applications for the 2008-2009 academic year.  Info at the link.
Deadline:  April 23, 2008
Current Corporate and Institutional members recently received notification of this change to the membership categories resulting from the bylaws change this summer.  Contact Terry Meyer if you have questions about the new category, or aren't sure what your options are for the 2008 membership year.  You can read about the benefits at the link.


The E-Newsletter of the

American Water Resources Association

Keeping You Connected

March 2008

I am putting the finishing touches of this issue of Connections while on a visit to my parent's home in (as they call it down here) the Low Country. The salt marshes Rachel Carson speaks of surround the island where my parents live.  Each time I visit, the beauty takes my breath away.  I know why they love it here.
I'll be kicked off the internet here soon, so I'll leave you with a couple of movie suggestions that were set here in coastal South Carolina:
Prince of Tides
(Streisand, 1991)
Daughters of the Dust
(Dash, 1991)
The Big Chill
(Kasdan, 1983)
Don't forget to check out AWRA's new Water Blog!
Terry Meyer
AWRA Marketing Director
Call for Abstracts Now Online!
Submit Your Abstract by:
May 12, 2008
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AWRA's Annual Water Resources Conference provides a multidisciplinary outlet for any subject related to water resources research, education, and management and, thus, is a forum for all participants in the water resources community.  Presentations on any topic related to water resources are solicited and are welcomed.  In addition, individuals and groups have the opportunity to propose and organize panel discussions or special sessions that consist of linked presentations on a particular topic.

The Conference will include:
  • oral and poster sessions
  • plenary speakers
  • panels
  • pre-conference field trips and short courses
  • networking events
  • student activities 
Attendees will enjoy opportunities for conversations about the many multidisciplinary aspects of water resources, and to make connections that will improve their understanding of the complex water issues of importance not only to the southeastern United States but also to the nation and the world.

Join us in New Orleans for
Community, Conversation,Connections

  AWRA Riparian Conference
Preliminary Program Online
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2008 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference
Riparian Ecosystems and Buffers:
Working at the Water's Edge
Founders Inn & Spa  *  Virginia Beach, VA
June 30 - July 2, 2008
An outstanding program is now available online!
Here are a few highlights: 
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Keynote Speakers
Dr. Brian Richter, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. James Karr, University of Washington
Dr. Bern Sweeney, Stroud Water Research Center
Dr. Emily Bernhardt, Duke University
Mark Walbridge, West Virginia University
W. Tayloe Murphy (D-43rd District), VA House of Delegates
Film Screening
WaterDance goes on the road with
RiverWebs, an inspirational and true story of river ecologists
Field Trip with Four Stops
VA Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research Center
VA DCR's Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve
VIMS Wachapreague Field Station
Boat trip to Barrier Island
Make your plans to join us in Virginia Beach today!
Exhibit information is now online.
Contact Terry Meyer with questions.
Water Resources Information

The American Water Resources Association annually recognizes outstanding individuals in the water resources profession.  You do not have to be an AWRA member to nominate or receive an AWRA Award (except for the  Fellow Member Award).

Fellow Member Award

Honorary Member Award

Mary H. Marsh Medal

Sandor C. Csallany Award

Icko Iben Award

William C. Ackermann Medal

Henry P. Caulfield, Jr., Medal

A. Ivan Johnson Award

Specifics regarding eligibility, criteria, and purpose for each award are available at the link. If you would like to nominate an individual for one of these awards, please complete the 2008 Award Nomination Form and submit it
no later than May 6, 2008.
 Stockholm International Water Institute
Visit SIWI's website for informational brochures, reports, policy brief, papers, Water Front magazine and much more available for downloading.
A concerned citizen's initiative co-sponsored by AAAs, the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, many others are calling for a Science Debate 2008 in which the presidential candidates debate issues of science and technology.  More information at the link.
USGS & CDC Report on Domestic Well Water Quality
USGS in collaboration with the CDC has released an online report on the occurrence of 11priority water-quality constituents of possible health concern in domestic wells in 16 US states.  It's available at the link. 
Deadline:  April 14, 2008
The Leopold Leadership Program invites mid-career academic environmental scientists from North America to apply for their 2009 Fellowships.  Up to 20 fellows are selected annually to participate in an intesive training program designed to build and enhance their skills in communicating with policy makers, media representatives, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and the general public.  Full details and application documents are available at the link.
AWRA State Section Activities
Tennessee AWRA Section
Burns, TN
April 15-17, 2008
Indiana AWRA Section
29th Annual Spring Conference and Symposium
Bloomington, Indiana
  May 14 - 16, 2008
Mt. Vernon Country Club, Golden CO

April 18, 2008



Other Water Resources Conferences
Tacoma, WA
April 4, 2008
Delft, The Netherlands

April 7-25, 2008


Capital Hilton Hotel  *  Washington, DC

April 13-16, 2008


ASDSO Southeast Regional Conference

Asheville, NC

April 13-16, 2008

London, England
April 21-22, 2008

The Athens Summit -- Global Climate and Energy Security

Athens Hilton  *  Athens, Greece

May 5-7, 2008

Hawaii Convention Center * Honolulu, HI
May 12-16


International Conference on Ozone & Related Oxidants in Advanced Treatment of Water for Human Health and Environment Protection 

Brussels, Belgium

May 15-16, 2008


ASFM 32nd Annual National Conference

Reno-Sparks, NV

May 18-23, 2008

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort  *  Albuquerque, NM
June 9-12, 2008


Eighth International Scientific Conference on Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology, and Environmental Protection

Albena Resort  *  Bulgaria

June 16-20, 2008


River Restoration: Fluvial Geomorphic & Ecological Processes

Beaumont de Ventoux  *  Provence, France

June 21-27, 2008


Ninth International Conference on Permafrost

University of Alaska/Fairbanks * Fairbanks, AK
June 29 - July 3, 2008


HydroVision 2008

Sacramento, CA

July 14-18, 2008


Fourth IWA Young Professionals Conference

Berkeley, CA

July 16-18, 2008

Penn State University  *  University Park, PA
July 28-31, 2008

Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century

Charleston, South Carolina

August 12-14, 2008


Fifth International Engineering and Construction Conference

Univ of California, Irvine

August 27-29, 2008

Paradise Point Resort  *  San Diego, CA
September 2-5, 2008


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

September 21-24, 2008


Las Vegas, NV

October 8-10, 2008


Fourth National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration

Rhode Island Convention Center * Providence, RI

October 11-15, 2008


International Conference on Nonrenewable Ground Water Resources

Portland, OR

October 13-14, 2008


2008 AIH Annual Meeting & International Conference

Houston, TX

October 19-21, 2008

Westin Seattle  *  Seattle, WA
November 16-19, 2008
AIT Conference Center  *  Bangkok, Thailand
January 5-7, 2009

Istanbul Lutfi Kirdar Convention & Exhibition Centre  *  Istanbul, Turkey

March 16-22, 2009

Vancouver, BC, Canada
August 10-14, 2009





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