Rudolph A Rosen

Rudolph A Rosen

Ph.D.
President PNMG and retired director, Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology at Texas A&M Univ in San Anton

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Introduction
General consulting on grants and fundraising. Management support for nonprofit science-based organizations, government agencies, and university institutes and initiatives. Groundwater protection during emergency response.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - December 2021
Texas A&M University San Antonio
Position
  • Managing Director

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Publications (59)
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There has never been a greater need for raising the funds necessary to promote the causes that will help build a sustainable future. In Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, veteran nonprofit executive director Rudolph A. Rosen lays out the field-tested approaches that have helped him and the teams of volunteers and profession...
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This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas. Aquatic science is cove...
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Three forums were held between February 2015 and November 2016, bringing together Texas water experts from business, industry, government, academia, research, and the investment community in impartially facilitated sessions to determine ways to secure Texas’ water future through accelerating growth of infrastructure, technologies, research, educati...
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The Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop brought together experts representative of Texas’ water sectors to engage in the identification of critical water data needs and discuss the design of a data system that facilitates access to and use of public water data in Texas. Workshop participants identified “use cases” that list data gaps, needs, and u...
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Connecting students to water while they are in middle and high school is thought to be a key to making a connection to the importance of water and possibly stimulating high school graduates to consider technical training or a post-secondary degree in water. To take these students forward, Texas leaders in water education have advocated better align...
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Karst aquifers are highly vulnerable to hazardous contaminants and pollution that can rapidly harm drinking water supplies. This paper presents tools and best management practices designed to enable first responders to protect karst watersheds and important aquifer drinking water supplies from potentially catastrophic hazardous and polluting materi...
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Experts representative of Texas’ water sectors identified critical water data needs and described the design of a comprehensive open access data system that facilitates use of public water data in Texas at the April 2018 Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop as reported in the Texas Water Journal. Participants described potential use cases to initia...
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This information provides references and links to comprehensively support the aquatic textbook, Texas Aquatic Science. Texas Aquatic Science is an internationally-recognized suite of free technology-enhanced learning materials entirely available on-line or in traditional format that takes students through the wonderful world of water, from headwate...
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Experts representative of Texas’ water sectors identified critical water data needs and described the design of a comprehensive open access data system that facilitates use of public water data in Texas at the April 2018 Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop as reported in the Texas Water Journal. Participants described potential use cases to initia...
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Experts representative of Texas’ water sectors identified critical water data needs and described the design of a comprehensive open access data system that facilitates use of public water data in Texas at the April 2018 Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop as reported in the Texas Water Journal. Participants described potential use cases to initia...
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Water and wastewater industry leaders in Texas and throughout the United States have expressed concern over high rates of retirement eligibility and difficulties finding and attracting workers ready to fill job openings, especially for work in smaller systems. In late January 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report on wate...
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Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop brought together experts representative of Texas’ water sectors to engage in the identification of critical water data needs and discuss the design of a data system that facilitates access to and use of water data in Texas. Participants worked in facilitated sessions to identify, describe, and list 1) who needs,...
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The interconnection of water, energy, and food resources is complex, with the availability of these resources increasingly stressed by climatic, social, political, economic, demographic, technologic, and other pressures. Addressing these challenges requires a better understanding of the nexus formed by the interconnections between the resources. O...
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The Harte Research Institute (HRI) and River Systems Institute (RSI) are cooperators in H2O’s breakthrough K-12 education projects. Both institutions are young major centers of research located at universities, and both are focusing attention on educating future scientists and engineers. But instead of just supporting university student education,...
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The most effective way to create an effective advocacy organization is to empower its members, officers, and staff. Having a truly motivated membership is a powerful tool in advocacy, as all politics is local. Having a local expert testifying before an elected official always gets attention. Getting attention gets results.
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The nonprofit sector has become a very distinct and important “third leg” of employment in the United States today. Yet most universities have failed to recognize and seize the growing challenge of preparing students for work within this huge sector of employment. It is in this sector where professionals who are committed to mission-driven work are...
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Conferences, conventions, and meetings come in every imaginable size and combination of sessions and individual gatherings. Conferences range from everyone always all together in the same room, to many sessions including only a few people at a time held simultaneously using every room, nook, and cranny in the meeting facility. One professional orga...
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Develop a board member- and volunteer-friendly nonprofit business plan, Then effective volunteer empowerment in fundraising can be a key to cost efficiency in overall nonprofit business management and leadership for many nonprofit organizations. Some organizations simply do not have the volunteer base to roll out a volunteer fundraising strategy. F...
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Does fit or charisma equal competency and skill in nonprofit leadership? This question creates difficult decisions for CEO recruitment.
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Nonprofit organization leadership versus management are terms often confused by staff and organization board members by Dr. Rudolph Rosen There can be confusion about nonprofit organization leadership versus management of organizations, as I hear people talk about improving effectiveness of nonprofits. The terms are often used interchangeably, but...
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Publishing can increase nonprofit organization income for some kinds of nonprofits by Dr. Rudolph Rosen I regularly give talks to groups of students coming from a wide range of university majors on the general topic of fundraising and nonprofit organization income. Student interest can range from learning about financing nonprofit charitable causes...
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Texas Aquatic Science originated from a project seeking better ways to educate students about water because of concern that current education was failing to promote good decisions about water by adult citizens and political leaders. A comprehensive water education curriculum was developed to engage learners from middle school through university usi...
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A presentation about Future water stewardship and fact-based water policy: an aquatic science education pathway model
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Texas Aquatic Science Online Video Lessons Dr. Rudy Rosen leads viewers through Texas Aquatic Science through on-line video presentations arranged into 13 lessons and 110 videos in closed captioned and 110 videos in non-closed captioned versions. Each lesson covers a major aquatic science subject area and is broken down into short sub-topic videos...
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BUILDING A ROADMAP FOR TEXAS WATER SECURITY, RESEARCH, OUTREACH, AND EDUCATION: THE TEXAS WATER ROADMAP FORUMS ROSEN, Rudolph, Texas A&M University San Antonio, Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, One University Way, San Antonio, TX 78224, rudy.rosen@tamusa.edu This paper will present the summary and combined conclusions of the...
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Texas Aquatic Science is a pathway for water STEM education. Support from over 20 partners resulted in a comprehensive textbook in print and online, a teacher guide, technology enhancements, over 250 videos, enhancement and assessment materials, and a field site program connecting aquatic science in the classroom with educators and outdoor place-ba...
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network on Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions (NSF/RCN-CE3SAR) co-sponsored the 2016 Texas Water Roadmap Forum, held on the campus of Texas A&M University–San Antonio on November 29, 2016. Focusing on workforce education, data...
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Teachers, students and parents today have a bewildering and fast-moving array of technology innovations that purportedly will help students learn and teachers teach. Unfortunately, it is hard for anyone to grasp what works, let alone what works best. Texas Aquatic Science has become a model for enhanced water education that has rapidly risen to the...
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by Rudolph Rosen in Management, Nonprofit board governance, Strategic and operational planning Strategic plans count if the process and the resulting plan are valued (and used) by leadership Don't get me wrong. I'm a believer in strategic plans (see my earlier paper: Nonprofit Strategic Planning Dilemma), especially when strategic planning and resu...
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Teachers, students and parents today have a bewildering and fast-moving array of technology innovations that purportedly will help students learn and teachers teach. Unfortunately, it is hard for anyone to grasp what works, let alone what works best. Texas Aquatic Science has become a model for enhanced water education that has rapidly risen to the...
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The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) and Area 41 co-hosted with Texas A&M University-San Antonio the Resource Nexus: Water Forum, held November 17-18, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas. The two-day event focused on expanding the scope of the Water, Energy, Food (WEF) Nexus dialogue. Water-related challenges in Texas are similar to those seen globally,...
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Experiential education research at watershed locations and visits to science centers, such as to the San Marcos River (Aquarena) headwaters discovery center, provide exciting experiential learning opportunities for students. Experiential education at the headwaters works for students and teachers. Most students’ understanding of water increased aft...
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The 1992 Central Valley Project Improvement Act transformed California’s federal water management system by providing fish and wildlife a co-equal priority with other uses. In so doing, the Act mandated that the federal government establish a program, now known as the Refuge Water Supply Program (RWSP), to manage, secure, and deliver a reliable, cl...
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Automatic plankton samplers installed at two dams on the Connecticut River Continuously monitored crustacean zooplankton from October 1977 through 1979 and allowed a significant reduction in man-hours involved in an extensive sampling program. Automatic samplers efficiently sampled most species and size classes of crustacean zooplankton in a simila...
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Formal education works, but until Project WILD few curricula were available to teach children about fish and wildlife science. Project WILD was created in 1983 to train educators and provide tools for teaching environmental subjects, with emphasis on wildlife and aquatic life. Designed for use in kindergarten through twelfth grade, Project WILD bui...
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The marine recreational fishery symposiums have become part of the fabric of the development of our nation's marine recreational fishery industry and programs.
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Book Review of: The Aquaculture of Striped Bass: A Proceedings. Edited by Joseph P. McCraren. University of Maryland Sea Grant Program. 1224 Patterson Hall. University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland 20742. 262 pages. $5.00 (paper).
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Life history of paddlefish Polyodon spathula was investigated in the unimpounded, unchannelized stretch of Missouri River below Gavins Point Dam, South Dakota-Nebraska during 1972–1979. Females were longer and heavier than males of similar age. The von Bertalanffy growth equation for males and females was Lt= 84.9{1 - exp[-0.133(t + 5.159)]} and Lt...
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Biomass of zooplankton can be estimated from the relation between length and weight by measuring the appropriate dimension of length on individual zooplankton. Length-dry weight relationships for 15 species of freshwater crustacean zooplankton collected from the Connecticut River were determined. Length-weight equations can be used to rapidly deter...
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The food of adult paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, from a section of the Missouri River (South Dakota-Nebraska) in 1975-76 was almost entirely crustacean zooplankton. Paddlefish were indiscriminate filter feeders and apparently ingested all material strained from the water column; organisms less than about 0.20-0.25 mm long (0.10-0.12 mm wide) were n...
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Interactions between young American shad (Alosa sapidissima) and their food (crustacean zooplankton and aquatic insect drift), and seasonal cycles and distribution of crustacean zooplankton were studied in the Holyoke Pool of the Connecticut River, Massachusetts from June 1977 through 1979.^ Aquatic insect drift was highest during darkness and in t...
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Of 458 paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) collected from the Missouri River (South Dakota-Nebraska) from June 1975 to August 1976, 165 (36%) bore scars and 46 (10%) had severed rostrums. Small fish and young fish were as likely to be scarred as large fish and old fish. Scarred fish had lower condition factors than unscarred fish. Scars originated prima...
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Four hundred eighty-four paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) were captured 26 June 1975 to 11 August 1976 from an unaltered stretch of Missouri River in South Dakota. Vital statistics were measured on all fish, 171 were sacrificed during the analysis of food habits, and 301 fish were tagged and released. Paddlefish were located by observation, gill nett...

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Today, one needs to be an expert to find water data that exist and to access those data and integrate them for practical use. This project seeks to create a better vision for the future. The ideal water data system is one with open access that includes an ability to obtain available water data, including raw data, meta-data, and legacy data in a digitized form. The data system will be user friendly, robust, and provide real-time information using web services with source information and built in visualization tools so that non-experts can use the system. Data and information will be free, and created and kept in consistent reporting formats so that data will “talk to each other” as users search and gain access. The ideal form of data system is envisioned as consisting of several integrated data hubs specialized by water sector, with incentives for people to add new data and share existing data through the hubs. There will be adequate funding to sustain the data system over time.
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Access and address natural resource challenges resulting from the impacts at the interconnection of use of water, energy, and food - the WEF nexus. Work may include addressing the affects of climatic, social, political, economic, demographic, technologic, and other pressures at the WEF nexus.
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To inform policy makers, technical audiences, and the general public about current policies, scientific, and management issues related to fisheries and aquatic science, including freshwater, coastal, and marine ecosystems and management models.