With a grant from the National Science Foundation, Florida International University will establish the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment (CREST), led by Todd Crowl. The Center will address the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to contaminants, pollutants and other natural stressors, under changing land-use and environmental conditions.
The Ministry of Water and Sanitation of Burkina Faso recently organized the official launch of the Presidential Program for water and sanitation. Chaired by the President of Burkina Faso, the theme of this ceremony was to "make the right to water and sanitation a reality via strong government commitment." USAID WA-WASH was represented at the ceremony by Regional Director Dr. Lakhdar Boukerrou.
The GIS Center has created a memorial webpage to celebrate the life of Peter 'Pete' Harlem. The page also contains links for those who wish to make a donation to The Peter Harlem SERC-GIS Annual Climate Change Lecture Series and The Peter Harlem Vietnam Photograph Collection.
A multidisciplinary team of experts selected by the Urban land Institute will present a resiliency strategy for the Arch Creek Basin area. The strategy will focus on building economic and environmental resilience in the face of climate change. All are welcome to attend this public event!
Join FIU’s Dr. Ali Mostafavi, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, and Marilys Nepomechie in a webinar about sea level rise solutions in South Florida. “Envisioning and Adaptation for the Future of the Natural-Built Environment” will begin at 1pm, with more details and links to register/attend here!
A total of five fellowships are available this year, for two-year appointments in Brest, South Brittany or in Nantes (France). The aim of the program is to give creative young scientists the opportunity to develop their own research project in a LabexMER laboratory. See here for more information and a link to apply.
FIU and the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) program will be presenting a 2-day workshop in marine spatial planning for practitioners in the field, on May 11-12 at FIU's MMC campus. Read more and register here.
The Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) has two REU opportunities this summer, based at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. See here for more information.