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Student Training Opportunity: Dryland Recharge Assessment in Morocco (DReAM)


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Description:
Drylands cover nearly 1/3 of Earth's surface, host 40% of its population, and are mainly located in developing countries. Groundwater recharge in drylands is dominated by focused mechanisms, such as infiltration beneath ephemeral streams, but is incompletely understood.

We are recruiting 5 graduate or undergraduate students for a National Science Foundation-funded project (International Research Experiences for Students) to study transmission losses in ephemeral streams in Morocco. The program includes (Please visit our website to see tentative dates):

- Virtual training in techniques in hydrology, remote sensing, GIS, and hydrologic modeling (online, March-April).

- 1 week technical and cultural training workshop at University of Georgia (May)

- 5 week field project with U.S. and Moroccan researchers in Morocco (May-June)

- Virtual training in professional practice, scientific communication, and community outreach (online, August-December).

- Travel expenses will be covered and a $3,000 stipend will be paid upon completion.

Ideal applicants will have a background in geology or a related discipline (for example, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, geography, or soil science). Previous coursework in hydrology, hydrogeology, remote sensing, or GIS and previous research experience are helpful but not mandatory. The ability to work in teams and openness to different cultures are advantages. Members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the USA at the time of application, fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, and able to provide a negative COVID test prior to departure to Morocco and prior to return to the USA.
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Georgia (Lead)
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Kentucky

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Agricultural Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Forestry
Geography
Geological Sciences
Hydrology
Natural Resources
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems

Keywords:
Climate
Fluvial Geomorphology
Geosciences
Groundwater and Subsurface Water
Hydrogeology
Hydrologic Science
International Research
Water Management
Watershed Sciences

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Page last updated 7/12/2022
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