CHANGE CanMexUS: Past News Archives

The Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Saskatchewan is hosting the 2010 Prairie Division, Canadian Association of Geographers annual meeting in North Battleford, SK, September 23-25, at the Tropical Inn.  A Call for Papers and updates will be provided hereand at the host department's website in the near future.

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Canadian Water and Wastewater Association: 14th Canadian National Conference & 5th Policy Forum on Drinking Water October 30 - November 2, 2010, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. This Conference organized by CWWA for the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has the objectives of assuring continuous improvement in drinking water services and public health in the face of new challenges, aging infrastructures and new solutions.  The Conference brings together the latest reports and papers on drinking water issues and provides an unique opportunity for Canadian regulators, utility managers, researchers and other stakeholders in Canadian drinking water to meet and exchange views.

There are several options to participate in the Conference. The most comprehensive option is to choose the All Days Registration which includes the Opening Reception, all Sessions, Policy Forum, breakfasts, luncheons, refreshment breaks, Conference Dinner with entertainment, Delegate's Program and the Conference Proceedings. This represents the best value.

If you cannot attend all days of the Conference, Single Day entrance is offered for Sunday, October 31, Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2. Dinner with entertainment is not included in the fee but you may purchase ticket(s) for it.

Early Bird Special- Save $50 off your All Days Registration! Offer is valid until August 13, 2010. For more information on registration please click here

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2010 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 13-17 December 2010, San Francisco, California. The Fall Meeting is expected to draw a crowd of over 16,000 geophysicists from around the world. The Fall Meeting provides an opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space. This meeting will cover topics in all areas of Earth and space sciences.

SESSION PROPOSAL DEADLINE:The deadline for Session Proposals has passed

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 02 September 2010

TOWN HALL DEADLINE: 02 September 2010

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International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)The objective of the International IRFP is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to international collaborative research opportunities, thereby furthering their research capacity and global perspective and forging long-term relationships with scientists, technologists and engineers abroad. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:14 September 2010 

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AGU 2010 Meeting of the Americas – CHANGE Session.

Francisco Muñoz Arriola and Gregg Garfin are convening a CHANGE-related session at the 2010 American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) Meeting of the Americas, August 12, 2010. The session, entitled “Transboundary Hydrologic and Climate Research: Toward sustainability in a multidisciplinary and international context,” is sponsored by the AGU’s Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences sections. Presentations will focus on the hydroclimatology of transboundary basins, including projections for the future, and applications to decision-making. For more information, see:

http://www.agu.org/meetings/ja10/program/scientific_session_search.php

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Unión Geofísica Mexico Reunión Anual 2010/Mexican Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2010 is being held November 7-12, 2010 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: August 7, 2010

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XVI Congreso Nacional de Oceanografía/XVI National Oceanographic Conference, hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, is being held November 8-12, 2010 in Ensenada, Baja California, México.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: August 7, 2010

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International Workshop on ENSO, Decadal Variability and Climate Change in South America October 12 - 14, 2010. The objective of the workshop is a) to review the latest scientific advances on ENSO, decadal variability and Climate Change in South America; b) to review the projected trends and changes in ENSO Teleconnections in South America; c) to discuss on the potential climate impacts for the next 10-15 years and their social and economical implications in South America. It is expected to have the active participation of scientists from South America and relevant scientists from across the world in this workshop. Depending on the mobilization of resources, partial or full support will be available to selected scientifst from South America countries. A fee for partipation will be fixed in order to contribute to the funding for the event.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 31, 2010

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***Funding Opportunity***

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards (National Science Foundation)

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees will be selected on the basis of creative career-development plans that effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization. The minimum CAREER award size is $400,000 for a 5-year period.

DEADLINE: July 20, 2010

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National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

FULLPROPOSAL DEADLINE (BIO, CISE, EHR, OCI): 20 July 2010

FULLPROPOSAL DEADLINE (ENG): 21 July 2010

FULLPROPOSAL DEADLINE (GEO, MPS, SBE, OPP): 22 July 2010

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International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology July 12-16, 2010, Hilton Hotel, Houston, Texas. The objective of the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology will be to provide a major interdisciplinary forum for presenting new approaches from relevant areas of environmental science, to foster integration of the latest developments in scientific research into engineering applications, and to facilitate technology transfer from well-tested ideas into practical products, waste management, remedial processes, and ecosystem restoration. Environmental humanity and sociality such as environmental ethics, environmental law, environmental economy and environmental management are also included in the scope of the conference. Researchers, engineers, site managers, regulatory agents, decision-making officials, consultants, and vendors will all benefit from the opportunity to exchange information on recent research trends, to examine ongoing research programs, and to investigate worldwide public and regulatory acceptance of environmental protection and remediation technologies.

The Conference encourages you to register early as registrations will be limited to the number that the facility can accommodate efficiently. To register on-line, click here
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WaterSMART Grants:  Research Grants to Develop Climate Analysis Tools

The Nation faces an increasing set of water resource challenges.  Adequate and safe water supplies are fundamental to thehealth, economy, security, and ecology of the country.  With increased demands for water from growing populations and energy needs, amplified recognition of environmental water requirements, and thepotential for decreased supplies due to drought and climate change, a water balance cannot be achieved without enhanced management techniques, including increasing the use of renewable energy in the management and delivery of water.  As these issues grow, the need for information and tools to better achieve a sustainable water future also grows. 

The Department’s WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) program is working to achieve a sustainable water strategy to meet the Nation’s water needs.  Through WaterSMART Research Grants, Reclamation provides cost-shared funding on a competitive basis for research activities that are designed to enhance the management of water resources in a changing climate. 

For further information on the WaterSMART program, see:

http://www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART/.

APPLICATIONS DUE:02 July 2010

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XXI Congreso Nacional Hidráulica/XXI National Hydraulic Congress, La Asociación Mexicana de Hidráulica, invita a todos sus agremiados y en general a todas las personas interesadas en la gestión de la hidráulica en México, a participar en su XXI Congreso Nacional de Hidráulica que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) en Guadalajara, Jalisco del 27 al 30 de octubre de 2010.

The Mexican Hydraulic Association invites all its members and all those interested in water management to participate in the XXI National Hydraulic Congress, to be held at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in Guadalajaram Jalisco from October 27-30, 2010.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: June 30, 2010

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American Water Works Association: The World’s Water Event June 20 – 24, 2010 held in Chicago, IL. The most comprehensive and diverse water conference. Water professionals from around the world turn to AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE) to stay on the cutting edge of water research and best practices. ACE10 will offer more than three days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and the exhibit hall. Come together with the water community to experience ACE10—The World's Water Event.

There is no deadline to register, you may do so in advance or upon arrival. For general registration information, please call AWWA Customer Service at 1.800.926.7337.

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International Law and Transboundary Freshwaters Symposium and Workshop 2010 21-24 June 2010, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. International law related to transboundary freshwater serves three basic functions: (1) it defines and identifies the legal entitlements and rights and obligations tied to water use, providing the prescriptive parameters for its development; (2) it provides a framework for ensuring the continuous integrity of the regime, i.e. through monitoring, regulation, compliance, stakeholder participation, dispute avoidance and settlement; and (3) it allows for rational modifications of the existing regime, in order to be able to adapt to the constantly changing needs and circumstances. The purpose of the symposium will be to explore these three functions of international law within the context of existing and potential challenges faced by transboundary basins (rivers, lakes and aquifers) throughout the world. The symposium will benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of world-renowned speaker, all of whom have a ‘real world’ focus.

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Conference of the Global Catchment Initiative (GCI), "The Global Dimensions of Change in River Basins - Threats, Linkages and Adaptation" 6-8 December 2010, University Club, Bonn, Germany. An important new insight in river basin research and management is that water in its various forms "operates" in complex social, ecological and economic sectors forming an interlinked system of a much larger scale than an individual river basin or large aquifer. This new awareness of interconnectivities has spawned the concept of the "global water system", which in return bears important implications for upcoming research. Focus will need to move beyond river basins to seek sustainable solutions within the context of the global water system.

The aim of the conference is to review the state-of-the-art research, advance understanding and foster dialogue with professionals and policy makers concerning global aspects of river basins and their management.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 1 June 2010

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2010 James B. Castles Fellowship

The Center for Columbia River History announces the James B. Castles Fellowship to support original scholarly research that contributes to public understanding of the history of the Columbia River Basin. The $3,000 Fellowship is open to graduate students, professional historians and independent scholars. CCRH encourages proposals from diverse historical perspectives, including social, ethnic, political, cultural and environmental studies. Proposals should align with one or more of the three CCRH initiatives: Native Communities of the Columbia River Basin; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site; or the CCRH Columbia River and the World Initiative.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 01 June 2010

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Region 9 Border 2010 Program

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 9, requests proposals for Border 2012 related projects in the U.S.-Mexico border region (includes both California/Baja California and Arizona/Sonora Border Region). Approximately $900,000 will be available for projects in 3 categories (unmet objectives, priority areas, and children's environmental health protection). It is anticipated that 10-15 projects will be selected during this funding cycle. 

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 01 June 2010

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Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting – CHANGE Session

Gregg Garfin and Barbara Morehouse (University of Arizona) convened a CHANGE-related session at the 2010 AAG annual meeting.  The session, entitled “Across Borders: Moving Toward Sustainable Resource Management at the Nexus of Water, Climate, Environment, and Governance in the Americas” featured talks by U.S. and Canadian scholars, covering transboundary decision-making and environmental monitoring at both the Canada-U.S. and U.S.-Mexico borders.  The session was co-sponsored by the AAG’s Latin America, Water Resources, and Human Dimensions of Global Change specialty groups. For more information and session abstracts, see:

http://communicate.aag.org/eseries/aag_org/program/SessionDetail.cfm?SessionID=8839

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Workshop on metrics and methodologies of estimation of extreme climate events 27-29 September 2010, UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France. The Workshop focus is on phenomenology and methodological aspects of the quantitative estimation of different climate extremes under observed and future climate conditions using observational and model data. The Workshop aim is to facilitate an open dialogue of climatologists from different areas (meteorology, hydrology, oceanography), data producers (in-situ, satellites, NWP, climate model community), and statisticians on the future strategy for the development of robust and reliable characteristics of extremes and optimal methodologies for their estimation.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 21 May 2010

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CLIMATE 2010 / KLIMA 2010 "Climate Change and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources" 1-7 November 2010. Let the conference introduce you to the latest scientific findings on the social, economic and political aspects of climate change. Enter this platform and read about new projects and innovative initiatives being undertaken in both industrialised and developing countries by universities and scientific institutions, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders. CLIMATE 2010 is being organized in cooperation with UNEP, UNESCO, WMO, IPCC, FAO and other world bodies. Be part of this worldwide climate-friendly event and use this unique opportunity to present and discuss your work with fellow researchers, practitioners, NGOs and the interested public from all around the world.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 31 March 2010

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Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management (ISARM) 2010 International Conference "Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and new directions" 6-8 December 2010, Paris, France. The worldwide ISARM Initiative is an UNESCO and IAH led multi-agency effort aimed at improving the understanding of scientific, socio-economic, legal, institutional and environmental issues related to the management of transboundary aquifers. An international conference will be held to mark the end of the first phase of the ISARM Programme and the start of its second phase. In its first phase the programme was dedicated to a global inventory of transboundary aquifers, which has been compiled into a worldwide atlas. A series of analytical studies have been completed to assist Member States with guidance. ISARM activities between 2000 and 2008 have demonstrated that a multi disciplinary approach is essential for the sound management of aquifers. This event marks the end of the first phase of the ISARM Programme and the start of its second phase and aims to look forward to the challenges and new directions required for the sustainable development and management of transboundary aquifers.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 30 March 2010

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World Water Day 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World, March 22, 2010

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Visiting Professorship: Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity, Arizona State University. Visiting professorship program for scholars employed in non-OECD countries and Mexico to spend a sabbatical at the Center for SID.  Each year (July 1 - June 30) the program will support one 12 month visit or two 6 month visits with a stipend of up to $40,000 on an annual basis.  This will allow the visitor to stay at the center and interact with faculty and students and participate with the broader community of Arizona State University.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: March 1, 2010

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CHANGE Grant Opportunities Announcement
January 9, 2010
A list of calls for proposals that fall within the scope of CHANGE.

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CHANGE Conference Announcement
January 9, 2010
A list of upcoming conferences of interest to CHANGE researchers.

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The International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada are partners in this funding opportunity to support research and networking on the adaptation to climate change in Canada and in low and middle income countries.

Adaptation to climate change is a shared challenge that presents a unique opportunity for collaborative and comparative research to advance knowledge, shape policy and programs, mentor students and facilitate networks.  Adaptation is the adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic conditions or their effects, which moderates harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.

This Initiative will support the formation of multinational teams from Canada and from low and middle income countries, who will develop networks and programs of research. Successful applicants will initiate interdisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations with researchers, communities, practitioners and policy-makers in Canada and around the globe.

Deadline: January 7, 2010

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Request for Applications - International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change
November 30, 2009

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Water Cycle Activities
November 16, 2009
The Water Cycle activities being undertaken by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) provide Mexico and the USA with many opportunities for collaboration. GEO is a group of approximately 80 nations and 50 international organizations that are working together to develop and implement the Global Earth Observing System of Systems. GEO addresses nine Societal Benefit Areas (SBAs) where efficiencies can be realized from the use of Earth Observations. The Water Cycle is one of these SBAs.

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The Land and Infrastructure Resiliency Assessment for Sustainability (LIRAS) Project
October 19, 2009
Western Canada's economy is traditionally thought of as resource extraction based. There is, however, a significant and growing rural based manufacturing and processing capacity. In Saskatchewan, for instance, Bourgault industries based in St. Brieux, population 980, manufactured agricultural equipment that generated $400 million in gross revenues in 2008 in large part because of its St. Brieux facility. Doepker Trailers of Anaheim, population 217, generated $84 million dollars of gross revenue in part from its Annaheim facility. These examples are emblematic of the regions as they move beyond a commodity based economy. Agriculture, however, continues to play a key role in the region generating $12.46 billion in 2005 and $5.6 billion in Saskatchewan in particular. 
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North American Water and Climate Information Database (En Español)
October 4, 2009

CHANGE has initiated a project to develop an online information resource for researchers, resource managers, and policy makers on the CHANGE core topics of: Climate, Water, Environment and Governance. Under the leadership of James Boxall, Director of Map and Geospatial Information, Killam Library, at Dalhousie University, and with generous funding from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), CHANGE researchers will contribute information regarding research projects, reports, literature, success stories and other relevant information for an online database and bibliographic resource. After initial development, CHANGE partners will update the resource monthly. This project will implement a key recommendation from the 2009 CHANGE Workshop: a tangible collaborative project, with timely benefits to researchers, students, decision-makers, and stakeholders in North American transboundary regions.  For more information, or to contribute information to the database, please contact dalmaps@dal.ca or James Boxall (james.boxall@dal.ca). (Note: send information in ASCII comma-delimited text).
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Research Coordination Network for the Colorado River Delta
August 23, 2009
The RCN for the Colorado River Delta focuses on how natural and human-caused variation in water supply affects the biotas and landscapes of the Colorado River Delta in the United States and Mexico. Participants are from academic institutions, government agencies and NGOs in both countries. They support workshops and exchange visits. More information. El sitio web está traducido al español, también.
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Recent U.S.-Mexico Climate, Water, and Policy Studies
July 28, 2009
A pair of recent projects aims to address issues of water resources vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in rapidly growing urban areas in the United States-Mexico border region.
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Workshop Reports
July 28, 2009
Reports are available in English and Spanish for the CHANGE workshop held March 5-6, 2009 in México City, D.F., México.
Workshop Report [pdf, 113KB] (English)
Workshop Report [pdf, 113KB] (Spanish)

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Climate and Disaster Governance (CANADA)
July 28, 2009
Can you contribute to building understanding of the role of governance in climate change adaptation and reducing risk to disasters? The Climate and Disaster Governance (CDG) Programme offers research bursaries of up to US$1,000 to developing country researchers.

The deadline for the current round of applications is July 31, 2009.

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Uses of Climatic Information in Agriculture (Mexico)
May 28, 2009
Interannual variations in precipitation over México are strongly connected with the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. This relationship allows for skillful seasonal precipitation predictions that can be used as the basis to forecast agricultural crop risk. Read a brief summary of work at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México on one of the formal research initiatives in México to promote the use of climate information in the agriculture sector.

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Drought Preparedness Partnership (Canada)
April 21, 2009
Droughts and extreme precipitation events are forecasted to occur with increasing frequency because of climate change and variability. For that reason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), along with its partners, is working to advance climate change adaptation so Canadians can be better prepared for the future. The Drought Preparedness Partnership (DPP) project is key to this effort.

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Executive Summary of 2009 CHANGE workshop
March 2009
The meeting summary for the CHANGE workshop held March 5-6, 2009 in México City, D.F., México is available as a downloadable pdf. Executive Summary [pdf, 2.1 MB]

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Cordillera Transect Newsletters
Mountain Research Initiative's Cordillera Transect Newsletters are available at:
http://mri.scnatweb.ch/networks/mri-amercian-cordillera/cordillera-transect-newsletters.html