World Water Day 2022

What is World Water Day? World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. 2022 Theme: Groundwater - Making the Invisible Visible Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches ...

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NALMS Internship Opportunities

NALMS is accepting applications for three internship opportunities: NALMS JEDI Internship The intern will work with the NALMS Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee to support the process of completing a 5-year plan for NALMS to use in incorporating JEDI into all facets of the organization. To achieve this goal the intern will focus their efforts in these areas: Internal Assessment Outreach Internal Planning and Strategy Symposium Planning The intern will take the lead on assessing previously collected information, and possible collect...

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Celebrate Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month! This month is a time to appreciate the past (and current) contributions of the Black community, to not only our organization and those in the limnology/aquatic sciences, but to society. There are many reasons to celebrate the contributions made by Black entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists, and others during Black History Month, but since we are NALMS, we are focusing on those individuals who have contributed in the fields of limnology and aquatic science by highlighting their achievements. We will be using Black History Month as ...

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NALMS Announces Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2021 Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Marketing & Membership Director Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org NALMS Announces Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships MADISON, WI – We are thrilled to announce the first-ever recipients of the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship, a new opportunity established just this year. The two recipients are: Emily Waterman (University of Oklahoma, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Science Master’s Program) and Marc James Rand (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Univers...

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NALMS Takes a Stand for Clean Lakes Programming & Lake Shoreland Protection

By Jessica Converse, NALMS Policy Intern; NALMS 314 Working Group Lake conditions change slowly over time, but their transformations are not to be minimized. These inland bodies of water are sentinels of climate change impacts over broader catchment scales. Additionally, diminished lake quality exacerbates the release of greenhouse gases (Beaulieu et al., 2019) and encourages harmful cyanobacteria growth (Paerl, 2017), both of which impact public health. Without concerted effort to protect and restore water quality as well as reimagine investment into lake communi...

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NALMS 2021 Achievement Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2021 Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Marketing & Membership Director Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org North American Lake Management Society Honors Members & Partners with 2021 Achievement Awards MADISON, WI – Shining a spotlight on deserving individuals and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the goals of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), or have made significant strides in lake management, NALMS Annual Achievement Award winners represent the very best amongst its members and ...

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NALMS 2021 Election Results

The annual election for officers and directors is an important way for NALMS members to provide input in the management of the Society. Our officers and directors are all volunteers who serve without pay. Thank you to all the candidates for their dedication to NALMS and thank you to all NALMS members who participated in this year’s election!   Region 10 Director – Mark Rosenkranz Mark Rosenkranz has been the NALMS Region 10 representative since 2018 and in that time has served as temporary Chair of the Communications Committee; served on the Conference ...

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Support NALMS on Giving Tuesday

This year, on Tuesday, November 30th, NALMS is proud to once again be participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. W...

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NALMS Releases a Position Statement and Policy Recommendations on Nature-based Solutions in Urban Lakes and Watersheds

By Gabriella Placido, NALMS Policy Intern Despite being just over halfway through the year, 2021 has already broken an assortment of records with its extreme weather and unprecedented circumstances. Intense storms, heat waves, fires, floods, droughts, and a series of harmful algal blooms have plagued North America and the rest of the world, all while trying to overcome a persistent and troublesome pandemic. Such notable and problematic effects of climate change are increasing in intensity and frequency around the globe; the climate crisis can be ignored no longer....

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Bird Hugger Podcast: Preventing Cyanobacteria Outbreaks in Lakes and Ponds

On Thursday, September 23rd, NALMS Inland HABs Program Co-Lead and aquatic biologist, Angela Shambaugh, was featured on the popular nature podcast, Bird Hugger! In the 30-minute episode, Angela discusses with podcast host, Catherine Greenleaf, how to prevent toxic Cyanobacteria blooms in lakes and ponds. A big thank you to Catherine for discussing this important topic and to Angela for, once again, sharing her knowledge and time! More about NALMS' Inland HAB Program https://www.nalms.org/inlandhabs/ GOAL 1 | use sound science Utilize sound science to ...

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