Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2002 (Room 386 NEB)

1. Admit new faculty

Jim Jawitz (Soil and Water Science), Bill DeBusk (Soil and Water Science), Lena Ma (Soil and Water Science), Roger Nordstedt (Agricultural and Biological Engineering), Rafael Munoz-Carpena (Agricultural and Biological Engineering), Jasmeet Judge (Agricultural and Biological Engineering), Jean Claude Bonzongo (Environmental Engineering Sciences), and John Jaeger (Geological Sciences) were admitted to the HSAC.
2. Faculty Committee Elections

John Warwick (Environmental Engineering Sciences) was elected to serve as the Surface Hydrology representative to the Faculty Coordinating Committee for academic years 2002-2004.
John White (Soil and Water Science) was elected to serve as the Hydrologic Chemistry representative to the Faculty Coordinating Committee for academic years 2002-2004.
Mark Brown (Hydroecology Representative) will take over as Chair of the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster beginning in Fall 2002. His term will last through academic year 2003-04.

3. HSAC colloquium petitions

Suzanne Kish petitioned to use ENV 5581 (Environmental Field Methods) to satisfy the Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques requirement. Petition was approved.
Shane Williams petitions to use CWR 6275 (Hydraulics Lab and Field Practice) to satisfy the Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques requirement. Petition was approved.
Shane Williams petitions to use URP 6542 (Urban Land Economics) to satisfy the Hydrologic Policy and Management requirement. Petition was approved
Daniel Crawford petitions to use LAW 6930 (Air and Water Pollution Control Law) to satisfy the Hydrologic Policy and Management requirement. Petition was approved.
It was agreed that in the future student petitions will be sent to the member of the faculty coordinating committee responsible for the appropriate subject area for approval. That faculty member will make a decision and notify both the student and the HSAC Chair of the outcome. Petitions will no longer be brought to the entire faculty for approval.

4. Curriculum Additions:

ENV5518 (Environmental Field Methods) was approved to be added to the list of courses which satisfy the Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques requirement.
GLY 6826 (Hydrogeologic Modeling) was approved to be added to the list of courses which satisfy the Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques requirement.
ABE 6254 (Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds) was approved to be moved from Surface Hydrology to Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques.
Clyde Kiker will investigate whether URP 6542 (Urban Land Economics) should be added to the list of courses which the Hydrologic Policy and Management requirement.
5. Course Teaching and Scheduling

It was agreed that the faculty representative for each of the 6 subject areas in the HSAC will convene a sub-committee to look at course teaching and sequencing in that subject area. The sub-committee will obtain the course syllabus (electronic, if possible) for all courses which satisfy the requirement, and obtain information on how often (which semester, what frequency) the course has been taught over the last 5 years. The sub-committee will establish guidance for course sequencing for students who wish to focus in the study area, as well as recommendations for introductory level courses for students who are not focusing in the study area. The following individuals will chair these committees:
· Surface Hydrology – Jennifer Jacobs/John Warwick
· Subsurface Hydrology – Lou Motz
· Hydrologic Chemistry – Kirk Hatfield/John White
· Hydroecology – Mark Brown
· Analysis and Techniques – Wendy Graham
· Policy and Management – Clyde Kiker

These individuals will be sending out emails inviting people to join their sub-committees.

6. Formalizing the procedures for email voting, reconsideration of quorum

The procedures for email voting and establishing a quorum were discussed. It was agreed that we would expand the definition of “meeting” in the by-laws to include electronic meetings, with voting conducted by email. Two-thirds of the faculty must vote by email to constitute a quorum. HSAC faculty are expected to vote in email elections if they wish to remain members of the Cluster
7. Colloquium Coordination for 2002-3

Mike Annable agreed to coordinate the HSAC colloquium for academic year 2002-3. He will be conduct the colloquium the same way as it has been conducted over the past several years, i.e. the HSAC will host 1 or 2 speakers of its own, and then partner with other depts. and centers for the remainder of the speakers. Please let Mike Annable know if there are other speakers you would like the HSAC to bring to campus next year. We have access to a small amount of money that can probably cover the cost of 1 or 2 speakers.
8. CUAHSI Update

The activities of CUAHSI are continuing to gain momentum. The time to submit critical science questions to CUAHSI for inclusion in the Science Plan is growing short. Jon Martin has already sent in a critical science question from UF-HSAC concerning karst hydroecology. It may be a good idea to submit another question from UF on coastal problems (ground water discharge to estuaries, salt water intrusion, coastal wetlands etc.) Is there anyone willing to take the lead on this?
The CUAHSI Hydrologic Information Systems Committee is conducting a survey of information needs from the hydrologic community. The survey has now been put on line at http://www.iihr.uiowa.edu/~cuahsi/his/ . Please visit the web site and fill in the survey as soon as possible. The HIS committee will be compiling these results for a presentation at the Spring AGU Meeting.
9. Water Institute Update

The Water Institute Task Force has been meeting biweekly since the beginning of the semester, and is nearing the end of its deliberations. A draft report on recommendations for the formation of a University-wide Water Institute will be circulated to interested faculty (including HSAC faculty) soon. Please take a look at the report and send your comments to either John Martin or Wendy Graham. The report will be delivered to VP Martin and Deans Khargonekar and Sullivan by the end of the semester.
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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
May 16, 2001 (Room 386 NEB)


1. Admit new faculty
Michael Dukes (Agricultural & Biological Engineering), Sanjay Shukla (Agricultural & Biological Engineering), and Doug Shaw (The Nature Conservancy/Courtesy faculty Environmental Engineering Sciences) were admitted to the HSAC.
2. Faculty Committee Elections
Mark Brown was nominated to be the Hydrologic Ecology representative on the faculty coordinating committee for a 3-year term beginning Fall 2001. Wendy Graham agreed to contact Mark to see if he is willing to serve in this capacity, particularly given the fact that the hydrologic ecology representative will take over as HSAC chair beginning in Fall 2002.
Clyde Kiker agreed to be nominated as the Hydrologic Policy and Management representative on the faculty coordinating committee for a 3-year term beginning Fall 2001.
An email ballot will be circulated for a faculty vote, assuming that Mark Brown agrees to be nominated!
3. HSAC colloquium petitions
Evan Shane Williams petitioned to subsitute 1 wetlands seminar and 1 EES dept seminar for 2 of the 3 HSAC colloquium credits. It was brought up that at the last HSAC meeting it was agreed that all Ph. D. students would be allowed to substitute up to 2 seminars, therefore a formal petition is not required. Wendy Graham will inform Evan Williams, as well as all other HSAC students, of this possibility.
4. Colloquium Coordination for 2001-2
Wendy Graham agreed to coordinate the HSAC colloquium for one more year. She will be conducting it the same way as last semester, i.e. the HSAC will host 1 or 2 speakers of its own, and then partner with other depts. and centers for the remainder of the speakers. Mary Hill, the 2001-2 Darcy Lecture, will be hosted by the HSAC during fall 2001. Please let Wendy Graham know if there are other speakers you would like the HSAC to bring to campus next year. We have access to a small amount of money that can probably cover the cost of 1 or 2 speakers.
5. Curriculum Addition:
George O’Connor would like to list his course SOS 5050 (Soil-plant-water relations) under the hydrologic ecology topic area. Since George was not there to discuss the course content it was agreed that we would circulate his course syllabus to the HSAC faculty and vote by email on including it in the curriculum.
6. HSAC By-Laws revision
Jennifer Jacobs reviewed the HSAC by-laws concerning membership and chairmanship of the HSAC faculty coordinating committee. Our elections have gotten a little off-schedule according to the by-laws due to faculty leaving UF before the end of their terms. To get back on track we should follow the following election schedule:
Coordinating Committee Election Schedule (elections held in spring of preceeding academic year)
Academic Year 2001-2003 - Hydrology Biology & Hydrologic Policy (rotation B)
Academic Year 2002-2004 - Hydrologic Chemistry & Surface Hydrology (rotation C)
Academic Year 2003-2005 - Subsurface Hydrology & Analysis and Techniques (rotation A)

HSAC Chair Rotation Schedule

Academic Year 2002-2004 Hydrologic Biology
Academic Year 2004-2006 Surface Hydrology
Academic Year 2006-2008 Hydrologic Chemistry
Academic Year 2008-2010 Hydrologic Policy and Management
Academic Year 2010-2012 Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques
Academic Year 2012-2014 Subsurface Hydrology

If this schedule is followed the appropriate person would become chair of the HSAC after 1 year of the 3 year term is complete.
The by-laws will be amended as necessary to reflect these changes.
7. Graduate Research Forum
It was announced that the Soil and Water Science Dept would like the HSAC to participate in its annual Graduate Research Forum which will be held Sept 7, 2001 in the Reitz Union. It was agreed that we would encourage our students to participate and could probably guarantee 1 or 2 oral talks and about 6 posters. Todd Osborne HSAC student representative will be coordinating this effort.
8. NSF-IGERT and USDA-NNF Fellowship Opportunities
Bill Wise is interested in coordinating an HSAC NSF-IGERT proposal effort and a USDA-NNF proposal effort. Jon Martin, Clyde Kiker, Wendy Graham, and Jennifer Jacobs agreed to help. It was also suggested that Joann Mossa be recruited to help so that we would have 2 representatives from each college (engineering, ifas, liberal arts & sciences)
9. NSF Consortium
The proposal to NSF for the University Consortium for the Advancement of Hydrolgic Sciences (UCAHR) was discussed. We have been contacted to determine whether UF would like to participate as a founding member. Wendy Graham will attend the informational meeting at the AGU meeting this month in Boston and express (verbally) HSACs interest in joining. As more details develop we will contact the Deans of the 3 colleges and Win Phillips to get their approval and help with the $2000 initiation fee. We will probably also have to have the UF attorneys look at the by-laws. For details on the proposal and by-laws please see http://www.temple.edu/chr/
10. Miscellaneous
John White suggested that the syllabi for all HSAC courses be linked to the HSAC web site. He will look into the most efficient means of doing this.
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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2000 (Phelps Lab Conference Room)


Attendees: Wendy Graham, Jennifer Jacobs, Joe Delfino, John Warwick, Tom Crisman, Ramesh Reddy, John White, Don Graetz, Dorota Haman, Lou Motz, Jon Martin and Liz Screaton.

1. The following new faculty members were admitted to the HSAC
Michael Binford, Geography
Bill DeBusk, Soil and Water Science
Don Graetz, Soil and Water Science
Dorota Haman, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

2. . It was agreed that for Ph. D. students up to 2 credits of departmental seminar will be allowed to count toward the 3 credit Hydrologic Sciences Colloquium requirement. Masters Students will still be required to take 1 credit of Hydrologic Sciences Colloquium. For each credit of HSAC Colloquium graduate students must attend 9 sanctioned HSAC colloquia with a one academic year period. Students may sign up for the credit during the academic year they are attending the colloquia or in the summer after they have attended 9 colloquia.
3. It was agreed that we will split topic one (hydrologic systems) into two topics (subsurface hydrology and surface hydrology). It was further agreed that we will consolidate the core course requirements and the elective lists for all topics. Ph. D. students will be required to take one course from each of the 6 consolidated topic areas. Masters students must take one course from the subsurface hydrology topic, one course from the surface hydrology topic, and one course from two of the four remaining topic. Each topic was examined separately and relevant courses were added and irrelevant courses were deleted. The updated course list follows these minutes. Comments on the revised curriculum will be accepted through 12/15/00. After 12/15/00 the revised curriculum will be submitted to the HSAC faculty for an email vote.
4. It was agreed that we would ask Clyde Kiker to step in and fill Wally Milon’s term as Hydrologic Policy representative. Wendy Graham (Analysis and Techniques representative) agreed to step in and serve Wally Milon’s term as Chair of the HSAC.
5. It was agreed that the HSAC Faculty Coordinating Committee will look at the by-laws and make suggestions for changes to make the by-laws more consistent with HSAC practice. Suggestions for changes in the by-laws will be emailed to the faculty for comment, and then an email vote on the recommended changes will be conducted. In particular the procedure for faculty coordinating committee elections and HSAC chair rotation will be looked at.
6. It was agreed that it is desirable to have an HSAC Ph. D. student on the HSAC Coordinating Committee. Wendy Graham will send an email to the HSAC students asking them to nominate a Ph. D. student for this position.
7. It was agreed that it is the Supervisory Committee’s (and particularly the Chair of the committee’s) responsibility to ensure that HSAC students meet the curriculum requirements. We will continue to request that HSAC students submit their supervisory committee forms and plans of study to the HSAC Chair for record keeping purposes.
8. It was agreed that the HSAC will partner with the Soil and Water Science Dept. to put on their next Graduate Student Forum that will be held Sept 5-6, 2001. HSAC graduate students will be asked to submit posters summarizing their graduate research. The three HSAC National Needs Fellows will be asked to coordinate the Forum.
9. Bill Wise, Jon Martin and Wendy Graham agreed to submit a proposal to the D o. Ed GANN Fellowship program for graduate fellowships for HSAC students. Anyone who would like to participate is welcome. The deadline is Dec 15, 2000.
10. Wendy Graham discussed the Lake Okeechobee Research Initiative and invited HSAC faculty to the Lake Okeechobee workshop that will be held at the Reitz Union from 8-5 Dec 8th , 2000.
Revised Curriculum agreed upon at the 11/29/00 faculty meeting. Comments on the revised curriculum will be accepted through 12/15/00. After 12/15/00 revised curriculum will be submitted to the HSAC faculty for an email vote.
TOPIC 1: SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGY

CWR5125 Groundwater I
CWR6525 Groundwater II
CWR5127 Evaluation of Groundwater Quality
CWR6537 Contaminant Subsurface Hydrology
SOS6622 Vadose Zone Hydrology
GLY5820 Groundwater Geology
GLY 6932 Hydrologic Processes

TOPIC 2: SURFACE HYDROLOGY

CWR6115 Surface Hydrology
AGE 6254 Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds
ENV 6932 Wetlands Hydrology
CWR5235 Open Channel Hydraulics
CWR6236 Sediment Transport I
CWR6237 Sediment Transport II
CWR6255 Diffusive and Dispersive Transport
EES6145 Environmental Meteorology and Oceanography
ENV6050 Advanced Pollutant Transport
ENV6145 Environmental Meteorology
HOS6516 Agricultural Meteorology
EOC6196 Littoral Processes
OCP6050 Physical Oceanography
OCP5293 Coastal Processes
OCP6297 Estuarine Cohesive Transport
OCP6295 Estuarine and Shelf Hydrodynamics I
GLY5733 Marine Geology

TOPIC 3: HYDROLOGIC CHEMISTRY

EES6208 Water Chemistry I
EES6209 Water Chemistry II
EES5XXX Environmental Chemistry
GLY5245 Hydrogeocemistry
SOS5406 Soil Chemistry
SOS6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands
SOS 6262 Soil Contamination and Remediation
ECH6726 Interfacial Phenomena I
ECH6727 Interfacial Phenomena II
SOS6454 Soil and Aquatic Physical Chemistry

TOPIC 4: HYDROLOGIC ECOLOGY

BOT5646 Ecology and Physiology of Aquatic Plants
EES6135 Aquatic Microbiology
EES6308 Wetland Ecology
EES6356 Estuarine Systems
PCB6496 Stream Ecology
PCB 5307 Limnology
SOS5303 Soil Microbial Ecology
SOS6323 Ecological Diversity of Soil Microorganisms
EES5105 Environmental Microbiology
EES6136 Aquatic Autotrophs
EES6137 Aquatic Heterotrophs
EES5305 Ecology and General Systems
EES5315 Ecology and the Environment
EES6301 Comparative Approaches in System Ecology
EES6405 Environmental Toxicology
ENV6932 Bioremediation
FOR6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems

TOPIC 5: HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS & TECHNIQUES

CWR6536 Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology
OCP6168 Data Analysis Techniques for Coastal & Oceanographic Engineers
ENV6026C Environmental System Dynamics
AGE6262 Remote Sensing in Hydrology
ABE6035 GIS in Hydrology
GEO5159 GIS applications in Environmental Systems
EES5245 Water Quality Analysis
EES6246 Advanced Water Analysis
SOS5424 Soil Chemical Analysis
ABE5707 Agricultural Waste Management
ABE6252 Advanced Soil and Water Management
EOC6850 Numerical Simulation Techniques in Coastal &Oceanographic Engineering
GLY6476 Principles of Exploration Geophysics
STA5855 Stochastic Processes for Coastal & Oceanographic Engineers

TOPIC 6: HYDROLOGIC POLICY & MANAGEMENT

AEB6933 Seminar in Natural Resources and the Environment
ENV5075 Environmental Policy
LAA6382 Ecological and Environmental Policy
GEO6356 Seminar: Land and Water Utilization
LAW6460 Land Use Planning & Control
LAW6470 Environmental Law
URP6421 Environmental Impact Statements
AEB6106 Microeconomic Principles & Analysis
AEB6453 Natural Resource Economics
AEB6483 Environmental and Regional Development Analysis
FOR5625 Forest Water Resources Management
AGG5425 Sustainable Agriculture


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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2000 (386 NEB)


A group of 11 HSAC members met.

1. New Faculty

The following faculty member was admitted to the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster:

John White, Wetland Biogeochemistry, Soil and Water Science Department

2. New Faculty Coordinating Committee

The following faculty members were nominated to serve on the HSAC faculty coordinating committee beginning in the fall semester 2000:
Surface Hydrology (Term 2000-2003): Jennifer Jacobs, Civil Engineering
Analysis and Techniques (Term 2000-2003): Wendy Graham, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

An email ballot will be distributed for faculty members to vote on the above nominations.
3. Revision of by-laws.

The faculty briefly discussed the problem related to the coordinating committee faculty rotation. This issue will be further investigated and proposed changes will be circulated for a vote at a later meeting.
We also discussed getting a student member elected.
4. Update on the proposed Water Institute. No news on progress regarding the submitted proposal. Individuals agreed to make inquires to determine the status of the proposal.
5. HSAC Colloquium 2000-01

Wendy Graham will help Kirk Hatfield in coordinating the Colloquium next year. The goal will be to have approximately one seminar per month.
6. Karst Hydrology meeting. Jon Martin passes out an early announcement of a meeting planned for March 6-10, 2002 "Karst Frontiers: Florida and Related Environments". This meeting is currently sponsored by the Karst Water Institute and the University of Florida. The HSAC will plan to participate in this conference.

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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2000 (Wetland Center conference room)


A group of approximately 18 HSAC members discussed the status of the proposal for the Hydrologic Sciences Center. The members agreed to move forward with an effort to establish a Water Institute at the University of Florida and the proposal was revised appropriately. The members agreed to move forward with the proposal and make future comments and changes via e-mail.

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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
December 7, 1999 (386 NEB)


The following faculty member was admitted into the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster:
Henry Gholz, School of Forest Resources and Conservation
A small group of approximately 8 HSAC members met to discuss the proposal for a Hydrologic Sciences Center. Mike Annable had met informally with Win Phillips and expressed support for a Center that reported to the Dean for Research. The members agreed to move forward with the proposal.

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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
August 20, 1999


1. New Faculty

The following faculty were admitted as new members of the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster:

Elizabeth Screaton, Hydrogeology, Department of Geology
Tony Shih, Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Clayton Clark II, Environmental Hydrology, Department of Civil Engineering
John Warwick, Hydrology, Department of Environmental Engineering

2. New Students

One new student has officially been admitted to the cluster since last meeting.

Chris Martinez, M.E., Environmental Engineering Sciences, Bill Wise advisor

We know there are many more unofficial students out there who plan to graduate with the HSAC designation. Please encourage your students to send a copy of their supervisory committee forms and plans of study to the HSAC Chair (Mike Annable) so we can track these students more closely and get their names added to the list on the Website.
3. Students that have graduated this year

The following students graduated with the HSAC designation this year. If you know of other students who graduated during academic year 1998-1999 with the HSAC designation please send their names, degrees and major department to the HSAC Chair so we can maintain accurate records.
Clayton Clark, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Josh Evans, M.S., Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Lane Evans, M.E., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Padraic Hemphill, M.E., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Jim Jawitz, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Randy Sillan, Ph.D., Soil and Water Sciences Department
Mike VanValkenburg, Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Sciences


4. New Faculty Coordinating Committee


The following faculty were nominated to serve on the HSAC faculty coordinating committee beginning in the Fall semester 1999:
Subsurface Hydrology (Term 1999-2002): Lou Motz, Civil Engineering
Hydrologic Chemistry (Term 1999-2002): Kirk Hatfield, Civil Engineering

An email ballot will be distributed for faculty members to vote on the above nominations.

5. HSAC Colloquium

Kirk Hatfield (Civil Eng.) will again serve as the colloquium coordinator for academic year 1999-2000. The course and section number for the Hydrologic Science Colloquium is CGN 6905 section 3051 for one credit. Students must submit 6 written reviews on seminars attended throughout the semester. The reviews should 1-2 pages in length. The first class met at 1:00 P.M., 8/24/99 in room 345 Weil Hall. Kirk will coordinate the colloquium and publish the times and locations of the lectures by email and on the website.

6. Center for Hydrologic Sciences

The consensus of the faculty was to move forward with the proposal for a campus wide Center for Hydrologic Sciences that would report to the Graduate School. The first step will be to informally explore the level of support from all invo

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March 23, 1999

To: HSAC Faculty


From: Wendy Graham, Former Chair of the HSAC

RE: HSAC News

New HSAC Coordinating Faculty Coordinating Committee:


It has been brought to my attention that I neglected to announce the results of the Spring 1998 elections. I apologize for overlooking this important event and duly announce the following unanimous results:

Surface Hydrology Representative and Chair of the HSAC:
Mike Annable, (1998-2000)
Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques Representative:
Jennifer Jacobs (1998-2000)
Hydologic Biology Representative:
Andy Ogram (1998-2001)
Hydrologic Policy Representative:
Wally Milon, (1998-2001)

The following committee members will continue their term until elections are held in Spring 1999.

Subsurface Hydrology Representative:
Jon Martin (1996-1999)
Hydrologic Chemisty Representative:
Bill Wise (1996-1999)

New Faculty Requesting to join the HSAC:

The following faculty have requested to join the HSAC. Their official admission should be voted on at the next HSAC meeting:

Elizabeth Screaton, Hydrogeology, Dept. of Geology
Tony Shih, Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

New Students joining the HSAC:


The following students have officially joined the HSAC:
Daniel Jablonski, Soil and Water Science
Paul Myers, Environmental Engineering Sciences
Andres Buenfil, Environmental Engineering Sciences
Jennifer McElhoe, Environmental Engineering Sciences
Dwayne Myers, Environmental Engineering Sciences
Rick Roberts, Environmental Engineering Sciences


Students Graduating with HSAC designation in Fall 1998:

Xavier Foussereau, Ph D., Soil and Water Science


Again, if you know of additional students who are enrolled in the HSAC, or additional students who have recently graduated please let me know so we can keep our records current.

New opportunities from the Florida Center for Water Resources:

1) U.S. Geological Survey - Water Resources Research Institute Internship Program

Internships funded by the U.S. Geological Survey are available through the Florida Water Resources Research Center (WRRC). This program is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)- Water Resources Research Institute Internship Program, which provides undergraduate and graduate students with career-enhancing field, laboratory, and research experience through participation in USGS activities as interns. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate in the program. Students must have completed one year of college, be enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university, and be making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Additional details about this announcement and application forms are available from the Florida WRRC at the address below. Specific positions in the Ft. Myers and Miami offices are described below. These are summer (or longer) positions, and the closing date for applications is APRIL 15, 1999. Additional positions will be advertised as they become available.

2) Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program Request For Applications FY 1999

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources and the Nebraska Water Resources Center has issued a request for applications (RFA) for matching grants to support research on non-point source water pollution and water use. A total of $1 million is available for research under this program. At least $500,000 is to be spent on topics addressing non-point source pollution. The remaining funds are to be focused on research in the area of water use. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under provisions of the Water Resources Research Act. Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged, especially on proposals addressing non-point source pollution. Applications may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and shall not request total federal funds exceeding $250,000 per project. Successful applications must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources.

The application closing date for proposals submitted to the Nebraska Water Resources Center by the Director of an Institute or a Center is April 30, 1999. Accordingly, the closing date for proposals submitted to the Florida Water Resources Research Center is April 19, 1999.

Copies of the RFA and additional information can be obtained from the University of Nebraska Water Center/Environmental Programs web site: http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/waterctr/wchome.html


For more information please contact:
Dr. Louis H. Motz, Director
Florida Water Resources Research Center
Department of Civil Engineering
345 Weil Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6580
email: lmotz@ce.ufl.edu Telephone: (352) 392-0952 Fax: (352) 392-3394


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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
April 30, 1998



1. New Faculty

The following faculty were admitted as new members of the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster:

Andy Ogram, Soil and Water Science
Wally Milon, Food and Resource Economics
Angela Lindner, Environmental Engineering Sciences


2. New Students


Two new students have officially been admitted to the cluster since last meeting. They are:

Avo Oymayan, Soil and Water Science, Willie Harris Advisor
Joshua Evans, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Ken Campbell, Advisor


We know there are many more unofficial students out there who plan to graduate with the HSAC designation. Again, please encourage your students to send a copy of their supervisory committee forms and plans of study to the HSAC Chair (Wendy Graham through August 1998) so we can track these students more closely and get their names added to the list on the Website.

3. Students Graduating this year

The following students graduated with the HSAC designation this year. If you know of other students who graduated during academic year 1997-1998 with the HSAC designation please send their names, degrees and major department to the HSAC Chair so we can maintain accurate records.

John Catches, M.S. Geology
Catherine Harrison, M.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Yan Zhang, Ph. D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Liyong Li, Ph. D. Agricultural and Biological Engineering


4. New Faculty Coordinating Committee

The following faculty were nominated to serve on the HSAC faculty coordinating committee beginning in the Fall semester 1998:

Surface Hydrology (Term 1998-2000): Mike Annable, Environmental Eng. Sciences
Hydrologic Analysis and Techniques (Term 1998-2000): Jennifer Jacobs, Civil Eng.
Hydrologic Biology (Term 1998-2001): Andy Ogram, Soil and Water Science
Hydrologic Policy (Term 1998-2001): Wally Milon, Food and Resource Economics

In accordance with the by-laws the chair position will rotate to the faculty member representing Surface Hydrology in August 1998. There, if elected, Mike Annable will serve as HSAC Chair for the period 1998-2000.

An email ballot will be distributed for faculty members to vote on the above nominations.

5. HSAC Colloquium

Kirk Hatfield (Civil Eng.) agreed to serve as the colloquium coordinator for academic year 1998-99. It was agreed that Kirk would pursue establishing a new course number for the colloquium. The new colloquium course will be offered each semester in the Colloquium coordinator's department. Attendance by colloquium students will be monitored, and grades will be assigned by the colloquium coordinator. It was agreed that each department represented in the HSAC will provide one speaker for the colloquium in 1998-9. Kirk will coordinate the colloquium and publish the times and locations of the lectures by email and on the website.

6. Plan of Study Petitions

A blanket petition to allow the Groundwater Remediation course that is being offered in Summer 1998 to count as a core course for the Analysis and Techniques category was passed.

7. Center for Hydrologic Sciences

The possibility of reviving the proposal for the Center for Hydrologic Sciences was briefly discussed. It was decided that a revised proposal would be circulated by email to the HSAC faculty for input. Lou Motz, Director of the Center for Water Resources, and Suresh Rao, Director of the Center for Natural Resources, agreed in principal that these Centers could jointly provide administrative support (i.e. mailbox, phone, file cabinet for student records) for the Center for Hydrologic Sciences.

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Hydrologic Sciences Faculty Committee Meeting Minutes
January 8, 1998


1. New HSAC faculty

The following four faculty members were admitted as new members of the Hydrologic Sciences Academic Cluster. A memo will be sent to the Deans of each new faculty member's college and the Dean of the Graduate School informing them of this action.

Allen Smajstrla, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Willie Harris, Soil and Water Science
Mark Brown, Environmental Engineering Sciences
Jennifer Jacobs, Civil Engineering


2. Student Petitions


The following petitions for variances in plans of study were approved:

Josh Evans will be allowed to use AGE 6254 (Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds) as an elective in the Analysis and Techniques category.

Students will be allowed to use the new Wetlands Hydrology course which will be offered this summer by Annable, Wise, and Crisman as a core course in Surface Hydrology.

The following petitions for variances in plans of study were denied:

Students will not be allowed to use the two hour special offering of FOR 5626 (Forest Water Resources Management) that was offered in Fall 1997 as their core course in Surface Hydrology. These students are encouraged to take the Wetlands Hydrology course that will be offered in Summer 1998.

3. Mechanism for admission of students to HSAC


All students must submit their supervisory committee form and plan of study to the Chair of the HSAC. These documents must indicate that they wish to be admitted to the HSAC and must be in compliance with HSAC guidelines (see web page for guidelines). Upon satisfactory receipt of these documents they will be admitted to the cluster. Petitions for variances from the published HSAC course guidelines must be submitted by the student's major advisor to the Chair of the HSAC. The Chair will then send out the petition out by email to the Hydrologic Science Faculty Coordinating Committee for a vote. Upon receipt of a simple majority vote in favor, the petition will be approved.

4. Currently enrolled HSAC students.

The following students are currently officially enrolled in the HSAC. Any student not on this list must submit a supervisory committee form and plan of study to the Chair of the HSAC. Upon approval of these documents the student must also submit a revised supervisory committee form to the graduate school indicating affiliation with the HSAC.

Soil and Water Science: John White
Randy Sillan
Meifang Zhou
Xavier Foussereau


Agricultural and Biological Engineering: George Demmy
Liyong Li
Catherine Harrison


Environmental Engineering: Mike Van Valkenburg
Clayton Clark
Michael Brooks
Jim Jawitz (might want to check... records show him graduated with ME in HSAC but not enrolled as Ph. D. student)

Geology: John Catches

No other departments show currently enrolled students.

5. Curriculum Revisions

Soil Mineralogy (SOS 6464) was added to the list of electives for Hydrologic Chemistry.
Simulation of Agricultural Watersheds (ABE 6254) can be used either as a Surface Hydrology core course or as an Analysis and Techniques elective depending on the student's background and graduate program.
Wetlands Hydrology will be added to the core list for Surface Hydrology when it becomes a formal course.
AEB 6933 (now titled Seminar in Ecological Economics) is the preferred AEB core course in the Hydrologic Policy and Management category for students who have little background in Food and Resource Economics. Students in Food and Resource Economics should take AEB 6483 (now called Seminar in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics) which has AEB 6453 (Natural Resource Economics as a pre-requisite).
AEB 6299 (Benefit Cost and Social Impact Analysis) is no longer taught since Gary Lynne is no longer with UF and should be deleted from the list of core courses in Hydrologic Policy and Management.

6. HSAC Colloquium

The HSAC Colloquium is in desperate need of re-invigoration. Bill Wise (Environmental Engineering Sciences) agreed to serve as the HSAC Colloquium Coordinator for the remainder of academic year 1997-1998. Bill's role will be primarily as advisor to a student committee (chaired by Mike Von Valkenburg) who will generate ideas for potential speakers. The short-term goal of the Colloquium is to obtain 6 outside speakers (one per focus area), and 3 local speakers per academic year (i.e. at least one Colloquium lecture per month). Ultimately more frequent lectures are desirable. At the present time the only scheduled HSAC Colloquium lecture for the Spring 1998 semester is the Darcy Lecture on Wednesday March 4th. HSAC students or faculty members will be asked to give 3 additional Colloquium lectures if outside speakers cannot be found. Master's students should sign up for one hour of special topics under their major professor, and are expected to attend the HSAC Colloquium for a full academic year. Ph.D. students should sign up for two hours of special topics under their major professor, and are expected to attend the HSAC Colloquium for two academic years. However all faculty and their HSAC graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend all HSAC Colloquia as this is one of the only mechanisms we have for ongoing interaction between HSAC students and faculty.

7. Faculty coordinating committee.

Ken Campbell's and Wendy Graham's terms on the Faculty Coordinating Committee officially expired at the end of academic year 1996-1997. However, since elections were never held to replace them, they both agreed to continue to serve on the Faculty Coordinating Committee for the remainder of this academic year. The current Faculty Coordinating Committee membership is as follows:

Subsurface Hydrology: Jon Martin (Geology, term expires at end of academic year 1998-9)
Surface Hydrology: Ken Campbell (Agricultural Engineering, term expires at end of academic year 1997-8)
Hydrologic Chemisty: Bill Wise (Env. Engineering Sciences, term expires at end of academic year 1998-9)
Hydrologic Biology: Clay Montague (Env. Engineering Sciences, term expires at end of academic year 1997-8)
Hydrologic Analysis: Wendy Graham (Agricultural Engineering, term expires at end of academic year 1997-8)
Hydrologic Policy: Clyde Kiker (Food and Resource Economics, term expires at end of academic year 1997-8)


Elections will be held in April to replace all members whose terms expire at the end of 1997-1998. At that time the Chair of the Committee will rotate to the next focus area as specified in the by-laws.

8. Proposal Opportunity

The upcoming USEPA/NSF/USDA Water and Watersheds grants program was briefly discussed. Proposal guidelines specify an inter-disciplinary systems approach with a significant socio-economic thrust. Please see Web announcement at http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/rfa/wshed.html. This seems like an opportunity that should not be missed. Please let Wendy Graham know if you are interested in participating in this proposal.

9. HSAC Home Page

The Center for Natural Resources is now maintaining a web page for the HSAC. The current curriculum requirements, HSAC by-laws, and composition of the faculty coordinating committee are all currently published on the home page. A list of currently enrolled HSAC students and scheduled HSAC colloquia will soon be added. Faculty will be asked to provide information for a personal page linked to this home page. Bill Wise agreed to help with the maintenance of the web page. Joe Delfino agreed to provide OPS $$ in support of the web page.

10. Next faculty meeting. The next HSAC faculty meeting will be held in April. Time date and location to be announced.

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April 23, 1996 Meeting Summary

Current Faculty Coordinating Committee

Suresh Rao (Hydrologic Chemistry) and Dan Spangler (Subsurface Hydrology) completed their three year terms on the HSAC Coordinating Committee. Elections were held to refill their positions. The composition of the new Faculty Coordinating Committee is summarized below:

Subsurface Hydrology: Jon Martin (Geology, term expires 1999)
Surface Hydrology: Ken Campbell (Agricultural and Biological Engineering, term expires 1997)
Hydrologic Chemistry: Bill Wise (Environmental Engineering Sciences, term expires 1999)
Hydrologic Biology: Clay Montague (Environmental Engineering Sciences, term expires 1998)
Hydrologic Analysis: Wendy Graham (Agricultural and Biological Engineering, term expires 1997)
Hydrologic Policy: Clyde Kiker (Food and Resource Economics, term expires 1998)

Colloquium

Bill Wise (Environmental Engineering Sciences) agreed to serve as the HSAC Colloquium Coordinator for academic year 1996-1997. Bill's role will be primarily as advisor to a student committee who will generate ideas for potential speakers. The 1996-1997 colloquium will be held monthly, on Wednesdays, at 3pm in the Reitz Union. The goal is to obtain 6 outside speakers (one per focus area), and 3 local speakers. Master's students should sign up for one hour of special topics under their major professor, and are expected to attend the HSAC Colloquium for the full academic year. Ph.D. students should sign up for two hours of special topics under their major professor, and are expected to attend the HSAC colloquium for two academic years. Please direct any questions and/or suggestions for Colloquium speakers to Bill.

Comings and Goings

The following faculty member recently joined the HSAC:
Peter Sheng, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering

This brings our total number of affiliated faculty to 27.

Graduating Students (Spring and Summer 1996)

The following HSAC students graduated in the spring, or are scheduled to graduate this semester:


Curtis Wilbur, M.S., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Jim Veneer, M.S., Environmental Engineering Sciences
Roberto Denis, M.S., Civil Engineering
Ali Fares, Ph.D., Soil and Water Science
Jim Stuck, Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering

If any of your students are expecting to graduate this semester and are missing from this list please contact me as soon as possible.