[cgu-hs-l] CGU-HS News 9 June 2011

Peters,Daniel [PYR] Daniel.Peters at ec.gc.ca
Thu Jun 9 10:20:52 MDT 2011

1.  Groundwater Monitoring Project Coordinator, Department of
Geoscience, University of Calgary

We are seeking a project coordinator for "Community-based watershed
program for sustainable groundwater management". This is a unique
research program in which well water level data are collected and
reported by well owners on a volunteer basis. The coordinator will
interact with the well owners and the staff of the local municipality to
ensure the smooth operation of the program. The coordinator will control
data quality, maintain a database, and assist with the dissemination of
information through an internet portal, a newsletter, public open houses
and other outreach events. The position is for 18 months with a possible
Specific duties include:
- Communicate regularly with approximately 50 well owners, and visit the
sites occasionally.
- Meet with the staff of municipality and other government agencies on a
regular basis.
- Create and maintain geological and hydrogeological databases using a
geographical information system (GIS) platform.
- Interact with the internet-portal developers at the Department of
Geomatics Engineering.
- Provide GIS support to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
working on hydrogeological model development.
- Prepare newsletters for the well owners.
- Prepare annual reports to the project sponsor.
- Organize public open houses and outreach events.
- Assist the Biogeoscience Institute's development of a groundwater
education program.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of B.Sc. degree in
geosciences, geography, or a related field with background in
hydrogeology. The candidate must have an excellent ability for oral and
written communication, strong organization skills, experience with GIS,
and the desire to reach out to rural residents.  Interested candidates
should e-mail their resume, academic transcripts, and the names and
e-mail addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Masaki Hayashi
Department of Geoscience
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada
(403) 220-2794
E-mail: hayashi at ucalgary.ca
Web: www.ucalgary.ca/hayashi/


2.  2011 Catchment Science Gordon Research Seminar & Conference, Bates
College, Maine USA, July 10-15 2011 
Dr. Irena Creed wishes to inform/remind the CGU-HS membership that the
deadlines for applying for the conference are fast approaching: June
12th (GRC) and June 11th (GKRS).  This world-class conference will bring
together international leaders to discuss the latest advances in
studying catchments. The theme for this year's conference is "Catchments
as Sentinels of Global Change".  A Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar  that
gives students and young scientists an opportunity to share their
research and network before the GRC is being hosted July 9-10.  Please
see attached PDF advertisement and visit the conference website for more
(http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2011&program=catchment ). If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the co-chairs Drs.
Irena Creed (icreed at uwo.ca) or Doerthe Tetzlaff (d.tetzlaff at abdn.ac.uk).


Daniel Peters
CGU-HS Secretary

Daniel Lee Peters, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Research Scientist, Watershed Hydrologist
Aquatic Ecosystem Impacts Research Division

Environment Canada @
Water - Climate Impacts Research Centre
University of Victoria.
Victoria BC V8W 3R4
Tel: 250-363-8954
Fax: 250-363-3586
email: Daniel.Peters at ec.gc.ca

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