ThinkWater recently announced the selection of 10 leaders in water education, outreach, and extension to be ThinkWater Fellows for 2017-18. Dr. Grant Weinkam, Research Analyst, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, was among the list of new fellows selected from the many outstanding applications from candidates across the country. As a member of the new ThinkWater fellowship Weinkam will interact with others engaged with water-related issues and learn a proven method for teaching the universal rules underlying systems thinking suitable for all ages and populations. Drs.
University of Arizona Open Access Policy Regarding Peer-Reviewed Publications
Most Federal agencies that fund research now require publications funded from their agencies get deposited in an agency-run repository, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. All of the agencies that require publications do not necessarily expect the published version of publications to be made publicly available. Some, like for instance, the National Institutes of Health, call for the final peer-reviewed manuscript. Instead, authors can post the final accepted manuscript of the publication; that is, the author’s manuscript with any changes made as a result of the peer-review process, but prior to publisher’s copy-editing or formatting. Research can identify the requirements using the following link: http://new.library.arizona.edu/research/funder-requirements.
Similarly, the UA Faculty Senate passed a policy in April 2016 calling for faculty to deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts of accepted journal articles in the UA Campus Repository to be made publicly available. The UA follows publisher policies – some of which allow for such deposits as long as availability is delayed for 12 months from publication. Most publishers allow for the final peer-reviewed manuscript to be shared in the Campus Repository. See http://new.library.arizona.edu/research/open-access/policy for more details.
There is also an Open Access Publishing Fund of $30,000 for covering author fees for publishing in open access journals. The fund covers author charges up to $3,000 per article (when available). More details are available at http://new.library.arizona.edu/about/awards/oa-fund.
It is important to note that the policies of the UA and various Federal agencies are separate. Satisfying the UA policy does not necessarily satisfy the funding agency’s policy. Please contact Dan Lee, Director of the Office of Copyright Management & Scholarly Communication, for further questions (email@example.com).
The deadline is approaching to apply for the WRRC summer internship—an internship designed for students interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. This year's topic is Arizona’s irrigated agriculture. It will look at the many issues of associate with agricultural water use, water rights, efficiency and conservation, and participation in solving water supply challenges.
ANNOUNCEMENT: TRAVEL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY for UA FACULTY (provided by the International Arid Lands Consortium)
The March 28th Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference poster session provided a unique opportunity for UA students to showcase their research and interact with the diverse mix of conference participants. Among the posters presenters were two WRRC student research assistants, Erin Gray and Bailey Kennett. Although their research areas related to water are quite different, both found the opportunity a rewarding platform to engage with water sector professionals.
On March 28, 2017, approximately 325 people traveled to the University of Arizona Student Union for the WRRC Annual Conference, Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona: A Fresh Perspective.
A new web map that illustrates the University of Arizona’s commitment to sustainability is now available thanks to a partnership among the UA Office of Sustainability; Planning, Design and Construction; and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Communications and Cyber Technologies division. The map pinpoints sites, such as rainwater harvesting installations, solar panels, and recycling opportunities, as well as projects and programs that promote sustainability on campus.