From: Water Quality Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Rozum, Mary
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 5:35 AM
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Subject: Tropic Island water Sustainability Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii
This is an announcement of and call for abstracts for the upcoming conference in Honolulu, Hawaii:
Water Resource Sustainability Issues on Tropical Islands.
November 14-16, 2011
The Directors of the four island centers in the US National Institutes for Water Resources Program invite your participation this November in a conference on the general theme of water and wastewater sustainability in island environments. If you or your organization have concerns, issues, or information to share on how islands in the tropics should be addressing water resources and wastewater management issues, your expertise and participation would be most welcome. To learn more about this conference please visit:
About the Water Research Institute Program:
The island water centers are part of the nationwide network of research organizations based at Universities in the United States and affiliated territories.
The U.S. Water Resources Research Act of 1964 authorized establishment of a water resources research and technology institute or center in each state. The institutes were charged with (1) arranging for competent research that addresses water problems or expands understanding of water and water-related phenomena, (2) aiding the entry of new research scientists into the water resources fields, (3) helping to train future water scientists and engineers, and (4) getting results of sponsored research to water managers and the public. The program is administered by the U.S. Geological Survey as the Water Resources Research Act Program under the general guidance of the Secretary of the Interior.
To learn more about the WRI program please visit:
[ https://niwr.net/ ]
About the Hawaii Water Resources Research Center (WRRC):
At WRRC we have been addressing the unique water and wastewater management problems and issues that we in the Pacific face since the 1960s. WRRC serves the state of Hawaii as well as other Pacific islands and elsewhere by researching water-related issues distinctive to these areas. We are Hawaii's link in the WRI network. Funding comes from University appropriations, from a federal program administered by the US Geological Survey and in largest part from external grants and contracts.
Our mission is to:
§ Plan, facilitate, and conduct research to help resolve local, state, and national water resources problems;
§ Train water scientists and engineers through participation in water resources research and outreach; and
§ Promote technology transfer and the dissemination and application of research results.
For PDF versions of many WRRC publications pertaining to water resources in Hawaii please visit: http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/1678
Please distribute this announcement to others as you feel appropriate. We are encouraging the participation of our colleagues from islands everywhere.
Technology Transfer Specialist
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Water Resources Research Center
Holmes Hall 283, 2540 Dole St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
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