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SSI/WRRI Researcher Appointed Editor of International Water Journal

Shaleen Jain, SSI researcher and a PI on various WRRI projects, has been appointed as an Editor of the Journal of Water and Climate Change. The journal publishes refereed research and practitioner papers on all aspects of water science, technology, management and innovation in response to climate change, with emphasis on reduction of energy usage. […]

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SSI Undergraduate Student Awarded CUGR Fellowship

Michael Dandy, a junior in UMaine’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept.,was the recipient of a Center for Undergraduate Research Fellowship at UMaine for his SSI research project titled, “Extreme Rainfall in a Changing Climate: Developing New Methodologies to Inform Infrastructure Design,”. Michael’s faculty adviser on the project is Shaleen Jain who co-leads the SSI research […]

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Bio-sentinels of Mercury in Freshwater Ecosystems: The role of dragonflies

Mitchell Center scientist Sarah Nelson has been working with National Park staff to coordinate sampling of dragonfly larvae across the U.S. parks, leading field trips to sample dragonflies and water, and shipping samples to UMaine for laboratory analysis at the Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Lab. For the past five years, she has worked with agencies […]

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Maine Water Resource Research Institute at the Sustainable Water Management Conference

John Peckenham, Director, Maine Water Resources Research Institute and Assistant Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center, presented on the metrics of source water protection as part of the American Water Works Association conference held recently in Nashville. As part of the Conferences’ technical workshops, Peckenham was part of a session titled, “Know Your Watershed – […]

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New Report by SSI Team Finds Maine More Ethnically Diverse

Though Maine still has the oldest population in the nation, it is becoming more ethnically diverse. This is just one of the key findings from “Changing Maine: Maine’s Changing Population and Housing 1990-2010,” a new report by the SSI Sustainable Urban Regions Project (SURP) team. The report provides insights into Maine’s population growth, demographics, households, […]

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SSI leads AAAS symposium in Boston

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston on February 18th, the University of Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) led a symposium focused on innovative university programs designed to address the challenges of sustainable development.  The symposium included presentations by six academic leaders from across the U.S. […]

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New Report by SSI Team Finds Maine More Ethnically Diverse

Though Maine still has the oldest population in the nation, it is becoming more ethnically diverse. This is just one of the key findings from “Changing Maine: Maine’s Changing Population and Housing 1990-2010,” a new report by the SSI Sustainable Urban Regions Project (SURP) team. The report provides insights into Maine’s population growth, demographics, households, […]

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SSI Team Works to Balance Growth and Conservation

Like many towns in Maine, Topsham is contending with a common dilemma: how to grow in ways that don’t diminish the very things that people cherish about their community, like open space, wildlife and special landscapes. “There is the constant tug between conservation and economic development,” says Rich Roedner, Topsham planning director. “How do you […]

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Colby’s SSI Team Featured on Maine Things Considered

SSI’s Colby College research team was recently featured on MPBN’s Maine Things Considered. Led by chemistry professor Whitney King, the Colby project is looking into ways to reverse the decline of Maine’s Belgrade Lakes. The episode, which aired on August 23, is available on MPBN’s Website. For more information on the SSI Colby project.

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