I will be heading home to the USA early on 8 September (2 AM) and will arrive home about 10:30 PM that same day.
My task of reviewing proposals for a Chilean climate-change center for CONICYT (English version), an agency equivalent to the US National Science Foundation, has ended. A panel consisting of myself, Tom Pedersen (left) of the University of Victoria's Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS), and Bruce McCarl (right) of Texas A&M evaluated five teams vying for the center, selected one, and made our recommendation to CONICYT yesterday.
Today the CONICYT Board will select the winner, who will be announced next month.
Our panel was supposed to be five, but two members were excused because of family illnesses.
Very enjoyable experience.
And speaking of enjoyable experiences, check out PICS's great online, free course Climate Insights 101. Module 1, Climate Science Basics, is ready now, and three more are in preparation.
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Phoenix Reconsiders Drinking Water Fluoridation. http://is.gd/3tnRI9
Preparing for the Inevitable: Former FEMA Director Tackles Climate Change. http://is.gd/IVIXF2
Vail Resorts, water district sign ‘historical' agreement.http://is.gd/NCkFvV
RT @gesagua Evidence that environment isn't valid water user is Chile´s non-use tariff.What is use?Only economically productive activities.
Sub-Saharan African Women Spend 40 Billion Hours/Year Collecting Water. http://is.gd/ZkPglM
Groundwater eNews - August 2012 http://is.gd/LLxf6s
EARTH Magazine: 'The Bakken Boom and the New Wild West: A Young Geologist's Perspective' http://bit.ly/QgTBs9
Positions Open: Various - scroll down to 'Job Opportunities'http://is.gd/xtLe3o
Positions Open (2) : NOAA - Fish Biologist (Honolulu, HI). Close: 1 Oct. http://is.gd/kAldge
Position Open: River Restoration Northwest - Executive Director (P-T). Apps through 30 Sept. http://is.gd/LXCcB9
From Last Week
Position Open: USDA-NIFA (Washington, DC) - National Pgm Leader (Cropping Systems). Closes: 14 Sept http://is.gd/GinNNE
Position Open: NM Env. Dept.- Mining Environmental Compliance Supervisor,No. 00038199 (Santa Fe). Closes: 10 Septhttp://is.gd/sYPygY
Position Open: BLM (Carson City, NV) - Hydrologist. Closes: 19 Septhttp://is.gd/fylqPK
Positions Open (3): SSHCZO (Penn State) - Pgm/Data Coordinator; Watershed Specialist; Cyberspecialist; all 1 year. http://is.gd/raLc7z
Positions Open (3): U of SC - 1) Aq. Geo/Bio Chem; 2) Global Change Oceanography; 3) Sed. Geol. Asst. and/or Assoc Profhttp://is.gd/Xyo2kx
Position Open: USACE - Supervisory Interdisciplinary (Vicksburg, MS). Closes: 6 Sept. http://is.gd/IbLgNt
Previous 2012 Weekly Water Summaries
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 1 - 7 September 2012http://bit.ly/Os0nML
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 - 31 August 2012http://bit.ly/NAAA9q
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 August 2012 http://bit.ly/NJhwBK
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21 - 27 July 2012
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14 -20 April 2012 http://bit.ly/JdmnHZ
TGIF - Weekly Water News Summary, 31 March - 6 April 2012http://bit.ly/HmCNlk
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 24 - 30 March 2012http://bit.ly/H7fEkw
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 17 - 23 March 2012 http://bit.ly/GRLsGe
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 10 - 16 March 2012 http://bit.ly/xeD89Z
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 3 - 9 March 2012 http://bit.ly/xXluYG
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 25 February - 2 March 2012 http://bit.ly/yEY43C
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 18 - 24 February 2012. http://bit.ly/w6elbW
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 11 - 17 February 2012 http://bit.ly/wHGMzb
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 4 - 10 February 2012 http://bit.ly/wxqQsX
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 28 January - 3 February 2012 http://bit.ly/zdQXyW
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 21-27 January 2012 (Florida Edition) http://bit.ly/yw836U
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 14-20 January 2012 (AWRA Day!) http://bit.ly/wOAXFy
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7-13 January 2012 (Triskaidekaphobia Day!) http://bit.ly/z8j8s2
TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 31 December 2011 - 6 January 2012 http://bit.ly/xvMj3P
In Santiago, Chile, reviewing CC Center proposals for CONICYT. Five finalists to give presentations tomorrow.
H2OSU Newsletter - 4 September 2012 - regional, national & international conferences, events, jobs, etc. http://is.gd/xtLe3o
Infographic: Where Is All The Water? http://bit.ly/TlNNnA
Infographic: Original Version of 'Where Is All The Water?http://is.gd/Omv1Gr
Cocktail Napkin Creativity: Institutionalizing Inventive Inspiration in Santiago http://bit.ly/OeKzNk