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.
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).
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.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 WRRC Photo Contest: Greg Griffin, Tina Baker, and Sara Bertram. The winning photos captured this year’s theme of Growing with Water, showcasing flowers to farms, backyard and community gardens to vast agricultural fields, urban landscapes to mountain hideaways. The photos below showcase the photographers' distinct perspectives. We would also like to thank the runner-up photographers for their engaging images.
Arizona is facing the challenge of future water demands outstripping supplies. Do we have enough water to sustain agricultural demands as our population grows, the Colorado River water supply-demand gap increases, and depletion threatens our groundwater aquifers? What are the specific challenges faced by irrigated agriculture in Arizona, and what advances have been made in agricultural technologies to address these challenges?
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources is requesting proposals for the Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program, FY 2017 (104g) matching grants to support research on improving and enhancing the nation's water supply.
WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy Director Robert Varady participated in the Budapest Water Summit, which was held November 28-30, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. The Summit, with the theme of "Water Connects", had a significant focus on the policies required to achieve the water-related United Nations-2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, Sustainable Development Goal Six calls for ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.