Projects on surface waters, ground waters, and estuarine waters are encouraged in the following areas:
USGS Critical Water Science Goals (Special Focus Areas)
The special focus for FY14 WRRI grants will be research that aligns with USGS critical water science goals. Priority actions focus on the following:
Extra consideration in the review process will be given to those proposals that demonstrate a strong link with these goals. Pre-proposals must explicitly contain a statement about addressing these special topics and also show relevance for consideration. Please contact John Peckenham with your question on this topic.
New researchers and faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions are invited to submit proposals. Additional consideration in the review process will be given to proposals in this category.
All of the core themes for the Maine WRRI program (listed below) also apply to the special theme.
Non-point source pollution and watershed management
Research in this category includes the role of non-point source contributions to environmental degradation and the evaluation of effective, economic technologies for their control. Example topics include:
Contaminant transport, fate, history, effect, and remediation
Research expanding the foci of the DEP Surface Water Ambient Toxics program (SWAT) could include concentrations, fate, transport, persistence, or innovative analytical techniques for mercury, dioxin, PCBs, trace metals, or pesticides in aquatic environments.
Information transfer or environmental education (IT/EE)
Competitive projects in IT/EE will be those which enhance communication or use of existing data, bring together partners and collaborators to develop innovative mechanisms for IT or EE, or serve a facilitating role for research and monitoring in Maine. Leveraging and partnerships are important for maximum impact for the funding.
Tue, Dec 10 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm SSI All Team Meeting
Wed, Dec 11 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Environmental Authority in the Canadian Arctic
Thu, Dec 19 7:30 am - 10:00 am Bruswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative and Renewable Future
Wed, Apr 9 - Northeast Biomass Heating Expo