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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|What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us|
What We Don't Know (about lakes) Could Hurt Us
A new study, led by Vermont EPSCoR member Jason Stockwell and a team of 39 scientists, shows that much uncertainty exists about the effects of storms on phytoplankton—and, therefore, on the health of lakes around the world.
|Fall 2019 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting|
Fall 2019 Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Meeting
The VT EPSCoR Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Spring Meeting was held on December 19, 2019. 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.
|Patrick Clemins Attends Campus Research Computing Consortium at SuperComputing 2019|
Patrick Clemins Attends Campus Research Computing Consortium at SuperComputing 2019
Patrick Clemins, PhD, VT EPSCoR Manager of Cyberinfrastructure and Partnerships, attended SuperComputing 2019 (SC19), the world's premier conference on SuperComputing and High Performance Computing, in Denver, Colorado from November 17-22, 2019. While at the meeting, he participated in the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC), a gathering of research computing groups from across the United States that serves to bring the community together to share best practices. The Emerging Centers Track consisted of smaller research computing groups, including those at the Universty of Vermont (UVM) and other R2 and smaller R1 institutions. This provided Dr. Clemins an opportunity to learn from similar institutions while also sharing best practices currently in place within Vermont EPSCoR systems.
|Jonathan Winter Wins NSF CAREER Award for Research, Teaching|
Jonathan Winter Wins NSF CAREER Award for Research, Teaching
Assistant Professor of Geography Jonathan Winter has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, which recognizes junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher and researcher and who have the ability to integrate the two.
|Vermont EPSCoR Newsletter - Summer 2019|
Vermont EPSCoR Newsletter - Summer 2019
Our BREE colleagues continue to grow and receive recognitions for their expertise and accomplishments. Please explore our summer newsletter.
|Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks|
Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks
Strengthening biosecurity is widely considered the best strategy to reduce the devastating impact of disease outbreaks in the multi-billion-dollar global swine industry, but successfully doing so all comes down to human decision-making, a University of Vermont study shows.
|2019 Vermont EPSCoR All Hands Meeting|
2019 Vermont EPSCoR All Hands Meeting
VT EPSCoR held a successful kick off to Year 4 with an exciting All Hands Meeting on June 4, 2019 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Over 80 participants attended including the new 2019 Undergraduate interns, graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and members from the VT EPSCoR External Advisory Committee.
|Forum to Advance Science and Policy Recommendations on Lake Champlain Water Quality|
Forum to Advance Science and Policy Recommendations on Lake Champlain Water Quality
A forum to advance science and policy recommendations on Lake Champlain water quality was held on May 8th, 2019 at the St. Michael's College Dion Event Center. Objectives: To build foundations for transboundary water quality management To clarify existing science and policy initiatives in both countries To identify gaps in science, data, and policy across transboundary borders and consider opportunities for partnerships among science communities To review and further develop policy and management recommendations to inform the study report
|2019 Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium|
2019 Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium
The 11th annual Vermont EPSCoR Student Research Symposium showcased the work of student researchers in the Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) program. The event took place on Tuesday April 2, 2019 in the Dion Student Center on the Saint Michael's College campus and was hosted by the Center for Workforce Development and Diversity. The symposium offers student researchers an opportunity to practice their science communication skills in a professional environment, and provides a critical capstone to the year-long high school research projects and summer undergraduate internships. BREE research provides valuable insights on the Lake Champlain Basin for many stakeholders throughout Vermont. The many contributions from this year’s young scientists will help improve our understanding even more! Thank you to all for your effort and dedication.
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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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