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AGU Partners with White House on the Resilience Dialogues

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The American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Thriving Earth Exchange (TEX) has been named as a partnering organization with the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy newly launched "Resilience Dialogues." Officials are hoping to help communities facing climate resilience challenges by offering them a consultative service that will connect them with information, tools, and programs, they are hoping to support to community wide climate-resilience needs. TEX was established three years ago by AGU and has been connecting communities "facing challenges related to the geosciences, such as adapting to climate change and protecting water quality, and pro bono geoscientists who are experts in pertinent fields."

AAG to Offer Childcare at Annual Meeting in Boston

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Following success in San Francisco, CA the American Association of Geographers announced it will again be offering childcare at its Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. CAMP AAG will host children ages 6 mos. to 13 years. Interested parents will be able to register their children either online in advance or during on-site registration. 

AEG Explores Attacks on Geologist Licensures

September 2016 AEG News Cover. Man in safety gear looking over pit mine.
The Association for Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) published a story in AEG News (scroll to page 15) written by AEG Past President, Ken Fergason. In Arizona a bill was introduced to the state legislature that sought to eliminate licensure of geologists. Fegason points out that these issues may affect other states, and even licensed professionals like engineers in the future.

AAPG: 2017 Imperial Barrel Award Competition Updates

College/University geoscience programs still have time to apply to participate in the 2017 Imperial Barrel Award (IBA). This is a competition hosted by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and "is an annual prospective basin evaluation competition for geoscience graduate students from universities around the world.

Critical Issues: Recording and Slides Available for Critical Issues Webinar, "Desalination as a Source of Fresh Water"

Flyer for Desalination Webinar. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
On Tuesday September 20, the Critical Issues Program hosted a webinar on the state of desalination in the United States and further afield. The three speakers were Tzahi Cath (Colorado School of Mines), Jessica Jones (Poseidon Water), and Katherine Zodrow (Montana Tech). Topics covered included the past, present, and future of desalination technologies; the costs and waste management challenges of desalination plants; the recently opened seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California; and brackish groundwater use and desalination in Texas. A recording of the webinar and the speakers’ slides can be found at


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