Announcements 2021.10.19

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1.) Request for Proposals (RFP): Potomac Coastal Plain Stream Mitigation – Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021
2.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) News and Events
   ++ Call for Presentations: 2022 WateReuse Symposium – Deadline: November 1, 2021; Symposium: March 6-9, 2022
   ++ Webcast: Showcasing Leading Practices in Climate Adaptation -- November 4, 2021
   ++ Epic Data Water Prize – Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021
   ++ One Water Cities Survey
3.) 16th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (Virtual) – Registration Closes: November 3, 2021; Forum: November 4-5, 2021
4.) Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference (Virtual) – November 5-7, 2021
5.) 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference (Virtual) – November 8-10, 2021
6.) Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting (Virtual) -- November 14-18, 2021
7.) Webinar: Get Ready for the Spotted Lanternfly – December 9, 2021
8.) Call for Abstracts: 12th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria – Abstracts Due: December 15, 2021; Conference: May 22-27, 2022
9.) 2022 Virginia Waters Photo Contest – Submissions Due: April 1, 2022
10.) Campaign: Virginia is for Lovers, Not Litter
11.) Unified Guide to Stream Restoration in the Bay
12.) EPA Water Finance News
   ++ Compendium of U.S. Wastewater Surveillance to Support Covid-19 Public Health Response
   ++ State Revolving Fund Fact Sheets
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www.VirginiaWMC.org.  Please feel free to forward these announcements.  When forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC.  If you have a water-related announcement of regional or statewide interest, send it to vw...@vt.edu and ask that it be distributed to the VWMC membership.  If someone forwarded this message to you, you can join the VWMC for free by sending your name, water-monitoring affiliation (if applicable), and contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone number) to vw...@vt.edu.  Thank you to the VWMC’s intern, Trevor Celata, for organizing this week’s announcements.
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1.) Request for Proposals (RFP): Potomac Coastal Plain Stream Mitigation – Submission Deadline: October 31, 2021 -- The purpose of the project(s) is to provide stream mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts for which the Virginia Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (VARTF) was utilized as the compensatory mitigation.  Seeking projects that will deliver 10,000 USM STREAM credits that can service the Potomac River Basin Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) 02070011 or 02070010 in the Coastal Plain geographic service area.  Will also consider lump sum purchase of stream credits from an approved mitigation bank or banks. To view the RFP, see https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/virginia/stories-in-virginia/virginia-aquatic-resources-trust-fund/.  Provided by The Nature Conservancy (TNC).
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2.) Water Research Foundation (WRF) News and Events -- For all things WRF, visit https://www.waterrf.org/
   ++ Call for Presentations: 2022 WateReuse Symposium – Deadline: November 1, 2021; Symposium: March 6-9, 2022 – San Antonio, TX --
https://watereuse.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home – Organized by WateReuse and WRF.
   ++ Webcast: Showcasing Leading Practices in Climate Adaptation -- November 4, 2021 (2-3pm) -- First webcast in an eight-part series, which will focus on five climate action areas, leading practices in climate adaptation, and supporting examples.
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4779716002325651727 -- Sponsored by WRF, NOAA, Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA), and EPA.
   ++ Epic Data Water Prize – Submission Deadline: November 12, 2021 --
http://www.waterdataprize.com/ -- Submissions should focus on ways to address communication and data needs to remove lead from water pipes.
   ++ One Water Cities Survey – This nation-wide utility survey is implemented to collect information that can be used to measure progress towards implementing One Water approaches. --
https://fiu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4URFrEv3oGQBSjY
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3.) 16th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (Virtual) – Registration Closes: November 3, 2021; Forum: November 4-5, 2021 – Theme: The Future Is Now: Getting To (And Moving Beyond) 2025 -- This event aims to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. Participants will share tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, and more. For more information and to register, see https://www.allianceforthebay.org/event/chesapeake-watershed-forum/. Organized by The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
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4.) Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association (MAMEA) Conference (Virtual) – November 5-7, 2021 -- To register and view event and session schedule, see https://masweb.vims.edu/mamea/registration.html.
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5.) 2021 Annual Water Resources Conference (Virtual) – November 8-10, 2021 – For more information, see https://www.awra.org/Members/Events_and_Education/Events_and_Education_Conferences.aspx. Organized by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).
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6.) Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting (Virtual) -- November 14-18, 2021 – SETAC is dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education.  The meeting program will include special sessions, on-demand sessions, and live session discussions. Special student events include: Exploring Career Choices, Student Seminar, and Massive Team Trivia Student Mixer. To learn more and to register, see https://scicon4.setac.org/.
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7.) Webinar: Get Ready for the Spotted Lanternfly – December 9, 2021 (7-8pm) – Learn about the history of the spotted lanternfly and the actions needed.  For more information and to register, see https://marylandnature.wildapricot.org/event-4512929. Offered by the Natural History Society of Maryland.
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8.) Call for Abstracts: 12th International Conference on Toxic Cyanobacteria – Abstracts Due: December 15, 2021; Conference: May 22-27, 2022 -- Toledo, OH  -- For more information, see https://www.bgsu.edu/bowen-thompson-student-union/conference-and-event-services/international-conference-on-toxic-cyanobacteria.html. A joint effort with the Interdisciplinary Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop.
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9.) 2022 Virginia Waters Photo Contest – Submissions Due: April 1, 2022 – Open to all Virginia college and university students. Submit photos featuring water in Virginia. For more information and to make a submission, see https://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/virginia-waters-photo-contest/. Offered by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
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10.) Campaign: Virginia is for Lovers, Not Litter -- The Virginia Department of Transportation created this campaign to raise awareness about Virginia’s litter challenge and to promote ways to preserve Virginia's picturesque roadways, landscapes and views. For more information and to take the pledge today, see https://loversnotlitter.org/about/.
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11.) Unified Guide to Stream Restoration in the Bay -- This new guide combines information from four recent updates to the 2014 Stream Restoration Expert Panel report. To view the guide, see https://chesapeakestormwater.net/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2021/10/Unified-Stream-Restoration-Guide_FINAL_9.17.21.pdf
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12.) EPA Water Finance News -- For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/waterfinancecenter
   ++ Compendium of U.S. Wastewater Surveillance to Support Covid-19 Public Health Response -- Details various COVID-19 wastewater surveillance programs across the nation from 2020 to early 2021, led by federal, state, local, and tribal agencies and associations, universities, and the private sector. See
https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-09/wastewater-surveillance-compendium.pdf.
   ++ State Revolving Fund Fact Sheets – Released: August 26, 2021 -- One fact sheet
addresses water affordability and the other focuses on developing water system partnerships. These fact sheets describe ways the DWSRF can help address water affordability and eligibilities related to water system partnerships. Both fact sheets also include case studies.
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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.


too can sponsor the VWMC announcements.  Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the VWMC to support information updates and other VWMC activities.  Make checks payable to: “The Virginia Tech Foundation” and on the memo portion of the check include “VWMC Fund #872802.” Mail contributions to the Virginia Water Resources Research Center (0444, Attn: Jane Walker) at 210 Cheatham Hall, Virginia Tech; 310 West Campus Drive; Blacksburg, VA 24061.

 

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