Friends of NWRA




UNR SEG Student Chapter - Finland Trip

The UNR SEG Student Chapter has organized a once-in-a-lifetime geology & cultural trip to Finland on May 27 - June 11, 2017.  This is your chance to go!  They have space for TWO more industry/non-student people to attend.  Download HERE for all of the details including price and the full itinerary of the mines and cultural centers they will visit.

Please contact Mike Ressel, NBMG Faculty Advisor, at or SEG Student Chapter President Elizabeth Hollingsworth at  Sage Gandolfo listed below can answer your questions too.

Clarke Prize for Excellence in Water Research: Nominations Due April 15

Nominations for the 24th Annual Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize for excellence in water research are due April 15, 2017. The nomination guidelines and application cover sheet are available at

The Prize includes $50,000 and a medallion and rewards scholarly and practical achievements in water research. Established in 1994, the Clarke Prize recognizes outstanding individuals who are significantly and actively contributing toward any of the following areas: the discovery, development, improvement, and/or understanding of issues associated with water quality, quantity, technology, or public policy. The award will be presented at the 2017 Clarke Prize Award Ceremony, to be held October 19, 2017, in Irvine, California. More information is available at

Fundamentals of Mine Water Management | 14, 15,16 March 2017 |Live Webcast| Water management is one of the key issues facing many mines in the 21st century. The course will benefit those new to, as well as those experienced in, mine water management.

Metal Mining Discharges - Impacts and Controls | 27-28 April 2017 | Live Course| The purpose of this course is to encourage environmentally-sensitive mining practice by educating mining engineers and environmental professionals about impacts of metals on fish, other aquatic species, and human health.

Training and Funding Opportunities

2017 applications are open for two LacCore/CSDCO competitive programs for graduate students and early career scientists.

Drilling and Coring Summer Institute (DCSI)
This comprehensive, two-week, hands-on training course is for graduate students, postdocs, and early-career researchers. There are two sessions in 2017: June 26-July 7 and July 24-August 4 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. The Summer Institute is taught primarily by Dr. Amy Myrbo, with other LacCore/CSDCO staff and guest presenters. Participants’ costs are limited to personal transportation and some meals. Expenses for participant lodging (dorm room double occupancy), materials, field trips, equipment use, LacCore/CSDCO personnel time, and most meals are funded by the National Science Foundation. The application deadline is Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Learn more and apply.

Visiting Graduate Student Program (VGSP)
These $1,000 grants can be used to support student travel to Minneapolis, core shipment, lodging while at the facility, and supplies consumed in initial core description (ICD). Funds supplement the low-cost instrument access, staff support, and training offered to all visitors. Six grants are available in 2017. These will be split between lacustrine and non-lacustrine projects as appropriate to the applications received. Please encourage your students, postdocs, and colleagues to apply! Application deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.
Learn more and apply.

Winter Watershed Connection Newsletter

Download the Winter Watershed Connection Newsletter HERE.

2017 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

With fall already here and the 2017 year fast approaching, we wanted to send a reminder to mark your calendar to join us on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for the second year of this unique conference.  The conference is designed to allow both in-person discussion at multiple locations and online attendance.  Participants can learn about local and national stormwater and watershed issues while networking at their preferred attendance location.

Major conference topics may include: IDDE, Public Education, National Certification, Monitoring, Drinking Water and
Stream Restoration.

Learn about exciting research, case studies, innovative technology, and special regional considerations from experts around the country.

Registration will open soon.  Stay tuned for more information on registration and sponsorship!


319 (h) Request for Proposals, Safe Route to Schools Volunteers Needed, Markleeville Creek Day, Nevada Floodplain Risk Management Workshop
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Grace Under Pressure

"The quality of a leader’s character is only truly apparent when required to make the right decision under pressure."  Read about how Turquoise Ridge miners rescued their colleagues after a rock failure.  Please use this link to access the article.



Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC)
The CRC is an executive agency of the State of Nevada responsible for acquiring and managing Nevada's share of water and hydropower resources from the Colorado River.

Schroeder Law Offices is uniquely qualified to address the water rights as well as land use for both domestic and agricultural users and water management organizations. Contact Information:  (775) 786-8800

Friends of NWRA Advertising Page

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Header photo by LEO DROZDOFF, Director, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources