2.) James River Association News
++ Invasive Species Removal Volunteer Opportunities – Various Dates: February 22, 2021-June 21, 2021
++ James River Living Shoreline Cost Share Program
3.) Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) Lunchtime Session – New Date: February 26, 2021
4.) Water Research Foundation News
++ Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation & Technology (SEE IT) Program -- 2021 Application Deadline: March 12, 2021
++ 2021 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge -- Team Registration Deadline: April 9, 2021
++ Paul L. Busch Award Nominations – Deadline: June 1, 2021
5.) 2021 Virtual Conference on Environmental Justice – March 17, 24, 31, 2021
6.) 2021 Joint AWRA & National Capital Annual Water Symposium (Virtual) – April 15-16, 2021
7.) 12th National Monitoring Conference (Virtual) – April 19-23, 2021
8.) SeSwA’s 16th Regional Stormwater Seminar – April 23, 2021 (Early Bird Registration Ends: February 26, 2021)
9.) Call for Applications: Smart Cities Connect Smart 50 Awards – Applications Due: April 23, 2021
10.) Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards (Virtual) – April 28-29, 2021
11.) Virginia DEQ 2021 Annual Monitoring Plan
12.) EJSCREEN: Community Environmental Justice Mapping Tool
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1.) Job Opportunities – For more stormwater related positions, see the Southeast Stormwater Association (SeSwA) Job Board at https://www.seswa.org/job-board. For more ocean related job openings, see https://sevenseasmedia.org/ocean-jobs/.
++ Various Summer 2021 Internships, Chesapeake StREAM (C-StREAM) – Application Deadline: February 20, 2021; Reference forms due: February 28, 2021 – Various locations -- http://chesapeake.org/c-stream/
++ Environmental Communications Program Assistant, Green Fin Studio – Deadline: February 26, 2021 – Richmond, VA -- https://greenfinstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/GFS_ProgramAssistantPD.pdf
++ Education Director, Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park – Deadline: February 28, 2021 – Annapolis, MD -- https://amaritime.org/jobs
++ UpLift Crew Members, Howard EcoWorks – Deadline: March 5, 2021 – Columbia, MD -- https://www.howardecoworks.org/uplift-2021
++ Racial Justice and Equity Intern, League of Conservation Voters – Deadline: March 7, 2021 – Washington, D.C -- https://www.lcv.org/careers/internship-opportunities/racial-justice-and-equity-intern/
++ Chief of Habitat Management, Virginia Marine Resources Commission – Deadline: March 9, 2021 – Fort Monroe, VA -- https://mrc.virginia.gov/mrcjobs.shtm
++ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Consultant, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay – Deadline: March 12, 2021 -- https://www.allianceforthebay.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RFP-DEI-Consultant-Alliance-for-Ches.-Bay-2.12.21.pdf
++ Water Quality Research Analyst Intern, Henrico County Government – Deadline: March 15, 2021 – Henrico, VA -- https://henrico.us/services/jobs/ (search “intern”)
++ Department Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Kennesaw State University (Job ID223580) – Open until filled -- Kennesaw, Georgia -- https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php (search “ecology”)
++ Junior Water Resources Engineer, Biohabitats – Open until filled – Baltimore, MD -- https://easyapply.co/a/51f02f77-f4d0-4caf-b7ed-750a105c3662?rcid=applynow
++ Various Positions, Augusta County Service Authority – Open until filled – Verona, VA -- https://www.acsawater.com/employment.
2.) James River Association News
++ Invasive Species Removal Volunteer Opportunities – Various Dates: February 22, 2021-June 21, 2021 – Chapel Island -- https://form.jotform.com/91265234017956
++ James River Living Shoreline Cost Share Program – Available to homeowners living in the James River watershed. For more information, see https://www.jamesrivershorelines.org/apply.html
3.) Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) Lunchtime Session – New Date: February 26, 2021 (12:30-1:30pm) – A spring semester program update will be provided. Featuring a presentation by Capital Project Manager with Virginia Tech Facilities, Kyle W. White, PE and a Q&A. Registration is not required. Log in at https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/88430240922?pwd=U0JLYWVIbUdYNjNCSm9iZ2dEdGJEUT09 (Meeting ID: 884 3024 0922; Passcode: Feb21LDDI!). For more information, contact Kevin Young at key...@vt.edu.
4.) Water Research Foundation News
++ Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) Scholarship Exchange Experience for Innovation & Technology (SEE IT) Program -- 2021 Application Deadline: March 12, 2021 – This program provides scholarships for utility personnel to visit other utilities with innovations of interest and to share experiences with their peers. To learn more, see https://www.waterrf.org/lift-see-it-2021.
++ 2021 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge -- Team Registration Deadline: April 9, 2021 – Designed to demonstrate the value of intelligent water systems to utilities and thereby foster the adoption of smart water technologies. This Challenge gives students, professionals, and technology aficionados the opportunity to showcase their talents and innovation. To learn more, see https://www.waterrf.org/news/2021-intelligent-water-systems-challenge.
++ Paul L. Busch Award Nominations – Deadline: June 1, 2021 -- The award seeks to distinguish individuals poised for greater recognition of their innovative, ongoing contributions to water quality advancements. To learn more, see https://www.waterrf.org/paul-l-busch-award-instructions-and-guidelines
5.) 2021 Virtual Conference on Environmental Justice – March 17, 24, 31, 2021 (3:30-4:45pm) – This event will have three sessions: 1) What is Environmental Justice; 2) Supporting Public Access to Recreational Waters; and 3) Promoting Environmental Justice: The First Steps. For more information and to register, see https://watershedaction.org/2021-conference. Offered by the Watershed Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts.
6.) 2021 Joint AWRA & National Capital Annual Water Symposium (Virtual) – April 15-16, 2021 (9am-6pm) – Theme: Human Dimension to Resilient & Sustainable Water Management – Special sessions will focus on circular economies, managing for the unknown (e.g., COVID-19), social hydrology, environmental justice, and innovations in water resource management. For more information and to register, see https://www.awra.org/Members/Events_and_Education/Events/2021_Spring_NCR_Conference.aspx.
7.) 12th National Monitoring Conference (Virtual) – April 19-23, 2021 -- All federal, state, tribal and local water professionals, nonprofits, academia, and volunteer citizen scientists are welcomed. This year’s conference will feature plenary sessions with live Q&A, daily technical presentations with live Q&A, “on your own” sessions, a poster session with “lightning” presentations, daily networking opportunities, virtual exhibits, and a virtual Fluid 5K Fun Run/Walk. Seeking virtual exhibits; to learn more, see https://www.nalms.org/2021nmc/virtual-exhibitor-information/, For more information about the conference, see https://www.nalms.org/2021nmc/ .
8.) SeSwA’s 16th Regional Stormwater Seminar – April 23, 2021 – Theme: Innovative Alternatives for Stormwater Funding – This seminar will examine stormwater management programs funded by stormwater fees or other citizen funds and alternative approaches to funding. Early Bird Registration Ends: February 26, 2021. For more information, see https://seswa.memberclicks.net/seminars. Organized by Southeast Stormwater Association.
9.) Call for Applications: Smart Cities Connect Smart 50 Awards – Applications Due: April 23, 2021 -- Share your municipal-scale project for a chance to receive recognition as one of the 50 most influential community leaders, technologists, or solution providers. For more information and to make a submission, see https://smartcitiesconnect.org/2021-smart-50-awards/. Offered in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite.
10.) Virginia Green Travel Conference & Travel Star Awards (Virtual) – April 28-29, 2021 – Theme: Adapting to Change and Sustainability – For professionals in all facets of hospitality and tourism who seek sustainable solutions to protect Virginia’s environment that are also profitable for tourism businesses. For more information and to register, see https://web.cvent.com/event/ccefe41b-34a4-4aa9-b3a3-c455f49eab83/summary .
11.) Virginia DEQ 2021 Annual Monitoring Plan – The plan contains DEQ’s monitoring station locations, specific conditions, frequency of monitoring and costs. An interactive map of the 2021 stations is available. Posted at https://www.deq.virginia.gov/water/water-quality/water-quality-monitoring/water-quality-monitoring-plan. For more information and to see the full announcement, see https://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewNotice.cfm?GNID=1207 .
12.) EJSCREEN: Community Environmental Justice Mapping Tool -- EPA has developed and updated its new environmental justice (EJ) mapping and screening tool called EJSCREEN. It is based on nationally consistent data and an approach that combines environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports. EJSCREEN uses high resolution maps and a methodology for combining datasets to identify environmental burdens on vulnerable populations. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/ejscreen.
The VWMC announcements are provided through support by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and generous VWMC members. Thank you to our sponsors.
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