WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
Project ID: 2003VA28B
Title: Information Dissemination
Project Type: Information Transfer
Focus Categories: Education
Keywords: newsletter, community outreach, service-learning
Start Date: 03/01/2003
End Date: 02/29/2004
Federal Funds: $63108.00
Matching Funds: $88361.00
Congressional District: Ninth
Principal Investigator: Younos, Tamim (Virginia Water Resources Research Center)
Abstract: During this application
period, 104 funds will be used to provide full editorial support for the
VWRRC newsletter (Virginia Water Central). Four to five issues of "Virginia
Water Central" are produced each year. Hard copies and electronic copies
are distributed and also posted on the VWRRC Website (www.vwrrc.vt.edu).
Other activities covered under 104 funds include:
1. Partial funding of personnel cost for program development and management of "Service Training for Environmental Progress" (STEP). STEP is a community outreach and service-learning program of the VWRRC. Center staff work closely with community leaders to identify water-related problems, and serve as a link between community and university faculty and students who will take on the projects. VWRRC seeks external funding to support the ongoing program.
2. Partial funding of personnel cost to assist with organizing the Annual Virginia Water Research Symposium and to assist with the administrative tasks of the Virginia Water Monitoring Council.
3. Personnel cost to maintain the VWRRC library, videos and slide shows. University faculty, students, local and state agency personnel and citizens are clients of the VWRRC's library. VWRRC staff responds to numerous requests each month.