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November/December 2013 Volume 7, Issue 11

Challenge Grant Applications Due for Let’s Talk About Water

Go East, Water Scientists: CUAHSI 2014 Biennial

2014 Board of Directors Announced

Mark Your Calendars Now for 2014 CUAHSI-Related Meetings

CUAHSI at the AGU Fall Meeting, Dec 9 - 13

FM13-logo2 CUAHSI is hosting an exhibition booth (#306) on NSF Street - come stop by and say hello! [see Interactive Exhibit Hall map]. The CUAHSI Town Hall will not be held this year. However, we are hosting a new lunchtime event for our early career members to learn more about CUAHSI and how to get involved. CUAHSI staff are participating in numerous events and sessions, for example:
U42A: *UNION SESSION* Hydrometeorological Research at the Computational Frontier: Data-intensive Prediction and Social Impact Assessment of Natural Disasters - Thursday, Dec 12, 10:20AM - 12:20PM, Moscone South 102, Virtual Option Available

Stop by our booth at AGU in December to meet the staff and Board, see demonstrations of WDC services and instrumentation, and look for CUAHSI-convened sessions on informatics and modeling in the technical program. CUAHSI will not be holding a Town Hall this year, but have added a special event – an Early Career lunch on Wednesday, Dec 11th.

Spring Cyberseminar Series on Snow Hydrology 

Cyberseminars will start up again in February, 2014 with the theme of "Snow Hydrology". More info on this series coming soon, but as always, you can access over 100 archived cyberseminars at

Instrumentation Workshop:Laser Specs for Field Hydrology and Biogeochemistry - Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

"A Virtual Workshop exploring the Potential and Pitfalls of a Revolutionary Technology Sponsored by the US Geological Survey and CUAHSI." We encourage you to participate in this instrumentation workshop and submit posters for the Virtual Poster Session. Poster submissions will open in January and close on Feb. 26th. For more information and a calendar of events, see: or email:

Kick-off event: Instrumentation Forum, Friday, January 27, 2014 - 10am – 2pm 

Featuring Manufacturer's Presentations by Los Gatos Research & Piccaro, Inc.
Research Perspectives with Tyler B. Coplen & Haiping Qi, U.S. Geological Survey & Leonard Wassenaar, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna.
Followed by a Panel Discussion

Cyberseminars:  User Perspectives, Throughout February  --  All cyberseminars will start at 9am PST (12pm EST or 6pm CET) 

Markus Weiler, Gabe Bowen , Julian Klaus, Todd Dawson, and Mark Conrad

Virtual Poster Session, Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10am – 12pm 

Extended abstracts to be published in: topical overview paper in Eos authored by speakers and conveners, and a USGS technical publication as a collection of seminar and poster abstracts with graphics

Challenge Grant Applications Due for Let’s Talk About Water; 2013 Events Wrap Up

LTAW The deadline for submitting an application for CUAHSI’s 2013 Challenge Grant program, which provides up to $3000 in matching funds to host a Let’s Talk About Water (LTAW) Film event at your campus, is January 15th! The LTAW program, primarily supported by the Johnson Family Foundation, has been a well-received film and discussion educational program within the university and community setting for engaging and educating participants on water-related issues affecting society. CUAHSI awarded six Challenge Grants in 2012 to Cal State – Chico, University of Idaho, University of Saskatchewan, Texas A&M, Syracuse University, and Rutgers University, and we just finished our sixth event, the showing of Chasing Ice at Rutgers on October 23rd. You can read about all six  awardees and 2012 events here and find out more about the program and submit your Challenge Grant application here.


Go East, Water Scientists: CUAHSI 2014 Biennial Dates, Theme and New Location Announced!

Save the Date! CUAHSI has announced plans for our 2014 Biennial Colloquium on Water Science and Engineering.
The 4th CUAHSI Biennial Science Colloquium on Water Science and Engineering:

Water across the critical zone: Scaling from local to global hydrology

July 29 – August 2, 2014
National Conversation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Plans are in full swing for the meeting, which moves east from our previous meeting location, NCAR (Boulder, CO). The National Conversation Training Center ( is located near Dulles Airport and provides a retreat-like, unique setting for the Biennial. As with our previous Biennials, the meeting will be a mix of keynote and named lectures, sessions of long-form invited talks and a contributed poster session, and provide ample time for networking, optional workshops, social and special events. Plan to join your colleagues for three days of high quality science sessions and several book-end events at the Consortium’s signature event and experience the wonderful wilds of West Virginia! Keynotes, sessions and more details are forthcoming. 

New CUAHSI Board of Directors for 2014

As of the 2013 Annual Membership meeting, CUAHSI is pleased to announce four new members(Michael Gooseff, David W. Hyndman, Holly Michael, Albert J. Valocchi)
and two re-elected members (Rasmussen and McGlynn) for  the CUAHSI Board of Directors.
2014 Members  [click here for biographies]
Robyn Hannigan, 
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Witold Krajewski,           
Past Chair
University of Iowa
IIHR - Hydroscience and Engineering
Diogo Bolster  
University of Notre Dame
Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences 
Anne Carey
Ohio State University
School of Earth Sciences
Carol Johnston  
South Dakota State University
Department of Natural Resource Management
Brian McGlynn
Duke University
Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Todd Rasmussen  
University of Georgia 
Hydrology and Water Resources, 
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources  
Peter Troch
University of Arizona
Hydrology and Water Resources 
Scott Tyler,
Chair Elect
University of Nevada, Reno
Geological Sciences and Engineering 
Brian Waldron
University of Memphis
Civil Engineering
David S. White
Murray State University
Biological Sciences 
Michael Gooseff
Colorado State University
David W. Hyndman
Michigan State University
Holly Michael 
University of Delaware
Albert J. Valocchi
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mark Your Calendars Now for 2014 CUAHSI-Related Meetings

2014 is shaping up to be a busy year! In addition to the Consortium’s signature event, the Biennial meeting (see above article), CUAHSI is participating in or sponsoring several 2014 water-related science meetings. Consider submitting abstracts and attending these events!

The UCOWR/NIWR/CUAHSI Joint 2014 Conference: Water Systems, Science and Society Under Global Change
June 18-20, 2014, Tufts University

New this year – CUAHSI is co-sponsoring this meeting with the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) to foster interaction and collaboration between the organizations and our members. Abstract submission deadline is January 13, 2014.

8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs) 2014  
15-19 June 2014, San Diego, CA
CUAHSI seeks input from the community on proposing ideas for or to coordinate a hands-on workshop with CUAHSI and to highlight research by community members that has been enabled by CUAHSI services or presented at CUAHSI events.

If you would like to discuss workshop opportunities or would like to share your research or photos with CUAHSI for possible inclusion on the website, in press releases, or to be highlighted in the monthly newsletter, please contact
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