Year Established: 2014 Start Date: 2014-03-01 End Date: 2015-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $16,947 Total Non-Federal Funds: $31,226
Principal Investigators: Paula Rees
Abstract: The WRRC will assist two faculty at UMass Amherst to organize a workshop and a student symposium. The workshop, entitled Continuous Monitoring of Temperature and Flow in Wadeable Streams, will be headed by Allison Roy, US Geological Survey, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Massachusetts Amherst, assisted by representatives of the USEPA, MA Dept of Fish and Game, Div. of Ecological Restoration, Tetra Tech, Inc., and two other faculty at UMass Amherst. Contributors to the workshop content will come from USGS, Tetra Tech, Inc., and US Forest Service. The 1.5 day workshop will take place in summer 2014 on the campus of UMass Amherst with a field component in the Amherst area. 40-50 participants, including about 10 organizers/presenters, will attend from state agency partners in the reference network (about 10), and 20-30 open slots will be open for people interested in learning about gaging streams. The Northeast Water Engineering and Science Symposium will be headed by David Reckhow of UMass Amherst Civil and Environmental Engineering. It will take place the last weekend in September 2014 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will be tailored to graduate and undergraduate students in the water resources fields to give them more experience in presenting their work as well as more community-building, awareness of other areas of research, and networking. The symposium will consist of platform presentations, poster presentations, networking opportunities and career interview opportunities with agencies and companies. About 100 participants are expected to attend from UMass and other universities in New England, New York and Quebec that are within driving distance of Amherst, MA.