logo new
Login as: Member Non-Member

Science Societies oppose the proposed addition of applicability date to Clean Water Rule

us-capitol-building-2225764_1920
Dear Administrator Pruitt and Mr. Fisher: On behalf of our nearly 200,000 members, the undersigned science societies respectfully submit the following comments in response to your solicitation regarding the proposed rule, Definition of "Waters of the United States" - Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water Rule, EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0644, p...
Continue reading
199 Hits
0 Comments

International Summer School in East Africa on Sustainability in the FOOD-WATER-ECOSYSTEM Nexus in Sub Saharan Africa

africa-2347474_1920
The University of Bonn, Germany, and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, call for doctoral and postdoctoral scientists from Sub Saharan Africa or Germany with an interest in interdisciplinary research in the field of the FOOD-WATER-ECOSYSTEM Nexus in Sub Sahara Africa. The Summer School, held March 12 - 18, 2018, at Makerere University in Ka...
Continue reading
201 Hits
0 Comments

The Second Warning to Humanity and Wetlands

panorama-2802329_1920
Originally published in December 2017 Wetland Science & Practice : C Max Finlayson (Institute for Land, water and Society, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia, and IHE Delft, Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands) William R Moomaw (Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts Univ...
Continue reading
174 Hits
0 Comments

Call for reviewers

feedback-2044700_1920
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers for its first order draft of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, a s indicated in this outline . Wetlands and wetland management are relevant in several places: Volume 1, chapter 1; Volume 4, chapter 7; and Volume 5, chapte...
Continue reading
210 Hits
0 Comments

Asia, China and Europe chapters set dates for 2018 meetings

Sveti-naum
The Europe Chapter will hold its 13th annual meeting in Ohrid, Macedonia, on April 30 – May 4, 2018: Management of Wetland Ecosystem Services: Issues, Challenges and Solutions. Ohrid is an authentic town with a scenic location on the north shore of Lake Ohrid, the oldest lake in Europe. Other natural highlights in the vicinity include Galichica Mou...
Continue reading
236 Hits
0 Comments

House to examine state capacity to administer wetland protection

wotusseptletter
The House Science, Space and Technology's Subcommittee on the Environment is scheduled to discuss the future of the Waters of the U.S. Rule or "WOTUS" rule. The regulation determines which wetlands and small waterways are protected by the Clean Water Act.The subcommittee will also examine state participation in administering Clean Water Act regulat...
Continue reading
206 Hits
0 Comments

Science Societies Oppose Scalia Definition of WOTUS

wotusletter
In June, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the proposed repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule in anticipation of replacing it with a narrower definition of "Waters of the U.S." or "WOTUS." The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are currently soliciting recommendations for this new definition, the second step in the rulemaking pr...
Continue reading
215 Hits
0 Comments

EPA and Army propose amendment to Clean Water Rule

wotus
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army proposes that the 2015 Clean Water Rule does not go into effect until two years after today's action is published in the Federal Register. This amendment would give the agencies the time needed to reconsider the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). Learn more . 
213 Hits
0 Comments

SWS attends SACNAS 2017

SACNAS2017--_20171121-005210_1
SWS attended SACNAS 2017 - The National Diversity in STEM Conference - along with its Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) partners in October.  
201 Hits
0 Comments

CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists

October 27, 2017 -  The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is very concerned with the actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit three EPA scientists from presenting their research at "The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed" workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, on 23 October 2017. CASS values sc...
Continue reading
271 Hits
0 Comments