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Call for Proposals: Symposia, Integrative Events, and Workshops We look forward to the SWS sections putting in proposals to be represented at the JASM Conference: Proposal Deadline: September 24, 2021, 11:59 EDT   The 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 14-20, 2022. The JASM Program Committee invites proposals for symposia, pre-conference workshops/professional development…

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SWS Joins Other Aquatic Science Societies in Calling Upon Biden to Restore Science-based WOTUS Rule American Fisheries Society • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation • Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society • International Association for Great Lakes Research • North American Lake Management Society • Phycological Society of…

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SWS joins other aquatic science societies in opposing the WOTUS Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule The EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which will greatly reduce the area of wetlands, headwaters, ephemeral and isolated wetlands and waters that are federally protected. SWS…

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2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) had a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (SEF) in Washington, D.C. on April 7 and 8, where SWS members volunteered. The SEF is free to attendees and allows children, teens and families to interact with over 3,000 hand-on exhibits…

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Supreme Court decision on WOTUS jurisdiction spurs EPA action Written by the American Fisheries Society On January 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that challenges to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule must be heard in district courts rather than in U.S. Federal Courts of Appeal presenting a procedural hurdle to the Trump Administration’s efforts to repeal…

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House to examine state capacity to administer wetland protection 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…

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SWS attends SACNAS 2017 SWS attended SACNAS 2017 – The National Diversity in STEM Conference – along with its Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) partners in October. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations Diversity EPA Letters of Comment Management Navigable Waters Protection Rule Policy Ramsar Remembrance Restoration Statements…

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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists 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…

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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists 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 scientific freedom and…

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CASS requests proposed WOTUS Repeal not be exempted from the Administrative Procedures Act Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall, The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) would like to urge your subcommittee not to adopt a policy rider that would allow the federal government to exempt the administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Water…

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