RESILIENT WATERS ENGAGEMENT
Your voice matters.
Your voice matters.
You are invited to participate in a study regarding the value that Vermonters place on the quality of Vermont’s water bodies. This survey will provide us with your opinions regarding tradeoffs related to funding water quality improvements in the state.Thank you for taking the time to help us better understand these issues! LEARN MORE (Download "Willingness to Pay" report)
Join the discussion now! Your input is important! The success of CSS2CC.org is dependent upon maximizing engagement with stakeholders to develop and refine adaptation intervention strategies from all sectors – environment, economic, and societal - to balance and account for competing values and improve and sustain the health of the Lake Champlain Region.LEARN MORE
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|Scott Hamshaw Awarded CUAHSI Fellowship|
Scott Hamshaw Awarded CUAHSI Fellowship
Dr. Scott Hamshaw, a post doc with Vermont EPSCoR's BREE project, was selected for Hydroinformatics Innovation Fellowship funding from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) in December 2018. The funding will support a project that Dr. Hamshaw is collaborating on with UVM Computer Science PhD student Ali Javed, building a small software implementation that uses some of Dr. Hamshaw's research on storm event analysis.
|Large contingent of BREE scientists attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting|
Large contingent of BREE scientists attend the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting
A large contingent of BREE scientists attended the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting, which ran from December 10th to December 14th in Washington, DC. More than a dozen BREE faculty members, post docs, graduate students, and undergraduate interns made oral and poster presentations. Topics of these presentations included evaluating climate model parameter specifications, estimating sediment and phosphorous transport during floods, modeling impacts of watershed management on lake cyanobacteria blooms, and more.
|Dr. Asim Zia Leads Panel at UNFCCC|
Dr. Asim Zia Leads Panel at UNFCCC
BREE Integrated Assessment Co-Leader Dr. Asim Zia led a panel on December 8, 2018 titled "Implementing Food-Energy-Water Security Early Warning Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change" at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland.
|Fall 2018 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting|
Fall 2018 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting
The VT EPSCoR Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Fall Meeting was held on November 30th, 2018. The biannual meetings offer a space for policy makers, decision makers, researchers, federal agency representatives, town and local officials from around the state and region to convene and take an active role in interactive sessions surrounding the Lake Champlain Basin.
|UVM Professor a Key Contributor to Latest Federal Climate Assessment|
UVM Professor a Key Contributor to Latest Federal Climate Assessment
Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux. The professor and Vermont State Climatologist was selected from nearly 200 experts to serve as lead author of the Northeast chapter on the national report.
|Linyuan Shang Presents PhD Defense|
Linyuan Shang Presents PhD Defense
Linyuan Shang, Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with Vermont EPSCoR, successfully presented his PhD defense on Monday, October 29, 2018.
|Matthew Vaughan Presents PhD Defense|
Matthew Vaughan Presents PhD Defense
Matthew Vaughan, RACC Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with Vermont EPSCoR and now member of the BREE Political and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) as a Technical Coordinator with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), successfully presented his PhD defense on Friday, October 19, 2018.
|Clelia Marti Joins Vermont EPSCoR Team|
Clelia Marti Joins Vermont EPSCoR Team
Clelia Marti, PhD has officially joined Vermont EPSCoR and the University of Vermont as a Research Assistant Professor with the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. She is currently contributing to the development of a fully 3D coupled physical and biogeochemical model of Lake Champlain as part of the Vermont EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) project.
|Vermont PBS Wins Two New England Emmy Awards|
Vermont PBS Wins Two New England Emmy Awards
Colchester, VT - June 6, 2018 - Vermont PBS had a great night at the New England Emmy Awards, bringing home two of the coveted statuettes- one for environmental programming for Saving our Waters and a second in the interstitial category for MLT375: Cite Memoire. Saving Our Waters tackles the urgent need to protect our waterways from pollution and climate change through the lens of the Lake Champlain Basin. It explores the intersection of environmental science and behavioral science necessary to make lasting changes that allow the lake to thrive. Producer Vince Franke was the award recipient for Saving Our Waters. Major funding for this production was provided by Vermont EPSCoR.
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How do the biophysical configuration, antecedent conditions, and ongoing changes in climate and land-use within the Basin’s terrestrial and aquatic ecological system interact to impact the response of water quality to extreme events?
What strategies for resilience can be implemented to manage the risk from extreme events and what are the trade-offs for prioritizing public sector investments?
Climate Projection Team Goals:
How do governance networks, institutional rules, macroeconomic indices and resource allocation decisions respond to extreme events, and how can this knowledge be used to design public policies and governance networks that enhance resilience across the Lake Champlain Basin?
The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity works to cultivate and prepare students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Through integrating students and teachers into active research we inspire students to pursue STEM careers. The CWDD helps connect interested students in social science and STEM areas with faculty researchers throughout Vermont at multiple institutions.
NEWRnet Overarching Objective:
To develop an integrated network of advanced water sensors to acquire real-time, high-frequency water quality data that will advance our understanding of the drivers of local and regional water quality, and in concert use the fields of experimental economics and agent-based modeling to determine how stakeholders as individuals and groups respond to this new technology.
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