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  • Washington Sea Grant (WSG) 2019 Request for Proposals Workshop

    Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is requesting proposals for one- to two-year projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington (2019 Request for Proposals).

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  • Spokane River Forum Conference 2019

    April 16 & 17, 2019 at The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA.

    Registration is now open.

    As with past conferences, over 250 people are expected to attend. Our tradition of offering a unique and innovative bi-state opportunity to share information, network with others and reach out to the public continues.

    The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Resiliency.” “To secure our economic and quality of life future,” said Forum board member Guy Gregory, “our communities are building resiliency with new infrastructure, policies and education. At the same time, our collaborative energies are being challenged in some areas and soaring in others.”

     

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  • WRC Leads a 5-year Research Effort for Improving Water Use Efficiency

    A new 5 million dollar, five-year project led by the WRC and funded by the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area will be working to identify promising emerging technologies and synergistic policies to improve technical and allocative water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture.

    The research team, which includes scientists at the University of Idaho, University of Washington, Kansas State University, University of Utah, Mammoth Trading, Aspect Consulting, and a diverse group of water users and stakeholders … » More …

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  • Water Resources Science & Management Undergraduate Certificate

    This certificate is a 15-credit undergraduate program open to students from all colleges and disciplines who are interested in freshwater resources.
    Through this program, students will develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the physical, social, and cultural drivers that shape how water is managed within the larger environmental and human landscape. Those completing this certificate will emerge with the breadth of knowledge required to think critically about water issues.
    Students earning this certificate will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the interdisciplinary and often co-evolving science and policy advances for addressing freshwater issues.
    • Utilize fundamentals of the physical … » More …

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  • Washington State University Water Research is highlighted by Agriculture is America

    An article in Agisamerica.org highlights a few examples of how Washington State University is working to address Washington State’s water challenges.

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  • In Idaho, a Model for Long-Term Groundwater Recharge Tastes Success

    A huge aquifer in the heart of Idaho’s most important farming region had been overdrafted. We talk to Brian Patton from the Idaho Water Resource Board about how state tax revenues are building recharge facilities to restore the aquifer.

    Last winter, the state of Idaho succeeded in recharging 317,000 acre-feet of water into an important aquifer, enough to serve 700,000 homes for a year. It was an important milestone in an ambitious program to restore a groundwater source that had been overtapped for decades.
    The water source is the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a massive and complex groundwater source, which is also linked to … » More …

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