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.
Melting ice and warming oceans are transforming coastlines, societies, and natural resources around the world. To meet this unprecedented challenge and to help produce an adaptation strategy, the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University will convene its third Sea-Level Rise Summit. This year's theme recognizes that our task demands unconventional thinking. More information 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.