[AWWA-WEF] FW: NWRI E-Newsletter - February 25, 2010 (fwd)
krism1 at u.washington.edu
krism1 at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 25 22:47:28 PST 2010
Hi Chapter members,
Please see the attached message below on fellowships/scholarships for water research.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Washington
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:50:34 -0800
From: "Perry, Sam A (DOH)" <Sam.Perry at DOH.WA.GOV>
To: Michael Dodd <doddm at u.washington.edu>, marsolem at seattleu.edu,
jeff.nason at oregonstate.edu,
"Mofidi, Alexander" <Alexander.Mofidi at aecom.com>, butterfield at wsu.edu
Cc: krism1 at u.washington.edu, Wreynolds at hcwl.com
Subject: FW: NWRI E-Newsletter - February 25, 2010
FYI - UW, SPU, OSU and Gonzaga students interested in water research
may be interested in the scholarships/fellowships. Deadline - April 1.
Forward as you see fit.
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National Water Research Institute
February 25, 2010, E-Newsletter
In This Issue
* Register Early for Advanced Asset Management Workshop (Los
* Reports Available for Southern California Regional
Brine-Concentrate Management Study-Phase I
* NWRI Fellowship Application Deadline - April 1, 2010
* NWRI Clarke Prize Nomination Deadline - Monday, March 1, 2010
* International Symposium on Membrane Biofouling: Science and
* Salton Sea Stakeholders' Symposium
Register Early for Advanced Asset Management Workshop (Los Angeles, CA)
Registration is now open for a "hands-on" workshop that focuses on
improving the asset management assessment skills of water and wastewater
utilities. The workshop, which will be held April 21-22, 2010, at the
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation in Los Angeles, CA, is based on
a program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Workshop sponsors include:
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
* City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of
* Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Practical, advanced techniques for better managing assets have been
developed and refined in both the U.S. private sector and in water and
wastewater agencies around the world, with focus on long-term
effectiveness, service sustainability, and effective environmental
management. This workshop will demonstrate how these advanced asset
management techniques can be most effectively transferred to your water
or wastewater utility.
The workshop will include:
* Real-world storylines to demonstrate advanced asset management
as a way to approach difficult asset problems.
* Participant exercises to provide experience with the concepts,
techniques and tools of advanced asset management.
* Case-based mentoring with asset management experts.
* Step-by-step demonstration of how an agency would select and
deploy best appropriate advanced asset management practices.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Division of Drinking
Water and Environmental Management Operation Certification Unit is
providing up to fourteen (14) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for
participating in the workshop. SWRCB Clean Water Program CEUs are
The fee for early registration (by April 14, 2010) is $225. After April
14, the registration fee will be $275.
Register online at www.regonline.com/assetmgt. More information on the
workshop, including the workshop brochure, is available on the
Reports Available for Southern California Regional Brine-Concentrate
Management Study-Phase I
The following reports based off of the Southern California Regional
Brine-Concentrate Management Study-Phase 1 are now available at the
Bureau of Reclamation's website:
* Executive Summary of the Southern California Regional
Brine-Concentrate Management Study-Phase I
* Survey of Brine-Concentrate Landscape Report
* Identification of Regulatory Issues and Trends Report
* Review of Secondary and Emerging Constituents Report
* Identification of Institutional Issues Report
* Evaluation of Brine-Concentrate and Disposal Options Report
* Identification of Brine-Concentrate Pilot/Demonstrative Projects
The Southern California Regional Brine-Concentrate Management Study was
a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Reclamation and 14
agencies, including the Southern California Salinity Coalition (SCSC),
who identified the management of brine-concentrate as significant in
addressing Southern California's water supply reliability.
The management of brine-concentrate faces economic, environmental, and
regulatory hurdles to developing ocean and brackish groundwater supplies
and recycling water, as these lower quality waters often require the use
of membrane or other treatment technologies that produce brine or
concentrate waste streams. This waste is classified as an industrial
waste and can face regulatory limitations on disposal. Currently, the
most common practice for disposal is the use of brinelines and ocean
outfalls. However, as the amount of brine-concentrate waste increases,
several implementation, regulatory, and institutional issues present
complex challenges to agencies.
This study examined the different challenges that affect
brine-concentrate management, resulting in the six reports and Executive
Summary. The reports are available for download at
SCSC was founded in 2002 by a group of Southern California water and
wastewater agencies to better manage salinity in our water supplies.
SCSC's member agencies include the Eastern Municipal Water District,
Inland Empire Utilities Agency, Metropolitan Water District of Southern
California, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water
District, San Diego County Water Authority, Sanitation Districts of Los
Angeles County, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority, and West Basin
Municipal Water District. NWRI administers SCSC on behalf of its
NWRI Fellowship Application Deadline - April 1, 2010
Applications for NWRI graduate fellowship funding for the 2010/2011
academic year will be accepted through Thursday, April 1, 2010.
NWRI will offer the following fellowships to graduate students at U.S.
universities conducting research in the areas of water resources,
treatment, and policy:
* NWRI Fellowships (up to $5,000 a year for 1-2 years). Research
must pertain to NWRI's mission, which is to create new sources of water
through research and technology and to protect the freshwater and marine
* Ronald B. Linsky Fellowship for Outstanding Water Research
(one fellowship of $10,000 a year for 2 years). Applicants must write an
additional 1-page essay detailing their technical capabilities, interest
in other fields beside the one they are studying, career goals, and
where they hope to take their technical expertise and vision in the
future. Funding for this fellowship is provided by private donors
through the Ronald B. Linsky Endowment Fund at
* NWRI-AMTA Fellowships for Membrane Technology (two fellowships
of $10,000 a year for 2 years). Research must pertain to the advancement
of membrane technologies in the water, wastewater, or water reuse
industries. Funding is provided by the American Membrane Technology
* NWRI-Southern California Salinity Coalition Fellowship (one
fellowship of $10,000 a year for 2 years). Research must address the
critical need to remove or reduce salts from water supplies and to
preserve water resources in Southern California. This fellowship, which
is funded by the Southern California Salinity Coalition, is limited to
students at Southern California universities/colleges.
Additional information about the NWRI Fellowship Program, including
application procedures, can be found at www.nwri-usa.org/fellowship.htm.
NWRI's Fellowship Program is underwritten by:
* The Joan Irvine Smith & Athalie R. Clarke Foundation.
* NWRI Member Agencies, which include Inland Empire Utilities
Agency, Irvine Ranch Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and
Power, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Water District,
and West Basin Municipal Water District.
* NWRI Corporate Associates, including Black & Veatch, Carollo,
CDM, CH2M Hill, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., MWH,
and United Water-Suez.
* NWRI Community Partners, including the American Membrane
Technology Association and Southern California Salinity Coalition.
* Private donations through the Ronald B. Linsky Fellowship
Endowment Fund at www.nwri-usa.org/LinskyFellowship.htm.
NWRI is grateful for the support provide by these partners.
NWRI Clarke Prize Deadline - Monday, March 1, 2010
The last day to submit nominations and letters of support for the 2010
Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research
is Monday, March 1, 2010.
NWRI established the Clarke Prize in 1993 to award outstanding
individuals who are significantly contributing toward any of the
following areas: the discovery, development, improvement, and/or
understanding of the issues associated with water quality, quantity,
technology, or public policy.
Information about the Clarke Prize, including nomination procedures, may
be found at www.nwri-usa.org/nominations.htm.
International Symposium on Membrane Biofouling: Science and Solutions
The first "International Symposium on Membrane Biofouling: Science and
Solutions" will be held April 28-30, 2010, in Old Bisbee, Arizona, to
examine the fundamental nature of membrane biofouling and identify
effective new strategies for its control.
Biological fouling of membranes is perhaps the most serious and widely
occurring form of fouling, as well as being the least well understood in
terms of causation, mechanisms, and remedies.
Symposium sponsors include: AquaMem Scientific Consultants, Malcolm
Pirnie, Wetsus, and NWRI.
For more information, please visit www.ismb-2010.com
Salton Sea Stakeholders' Symposium (May 2010)
The inaugural Salton Sea Stakeholders' Symposium will be held on
Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa in
Indian Wells, California.
The purpose of this symposium is to bring together water agencies,
businesses, cities, residents, tribes, farmers, school districts and
environmental groups to find a sustainable solution to restoring the
Salton Sea's water supply.
The symposium will be co-hosted by the Salton Sea Authority, Imperial
Irrigation District, Valley Action Group, Coachella Valley Water
District, NWRI, and many others.
For more information, please visit www.saltonseastakeholders.com
<http://www.saltonseastakeholders.com/> or call (888) 289-9756.
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