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.Read Story
EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
Open Date: June 13, 2018 – July 31, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of its 2018-2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Solicitation to develop innovative technologies that will help protect human health and the environment.
EPA is calling for small businesses to apply for Phase I awards up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in the following topic areas: clean and safe water, air quality, land revitalization, homeland security, manufacturing, sustainable materials management and safer chemicals. See the full solicitation posted on FedConnect to learn more about these topic areas, view specific subtopics for each area, … » More …Read Story
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.Read Story
The water source is the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer, a massive and complex groundwater source, which is also linked to … » More …
Testing the Waters: Mobile Apps for Crowdsourced Streamflow Data
Citizen scientists keep a watchful eye on the world’s streams, catching intermittent streams in action and filling data gaps to construct a more complete hydrologic picture.Read Story
Do you drive, bike, or hike by streams on your way to a field site, the office, or home? Are you interested in how streams change through the seasons and years? If so, consider joining a growing crowd of people logging streamflow data using their mobile phones.
Two new projects—CrowdWater and Stream Tracker—focus on crowdsourced hydrologic measurements, and both have recently launched free smartphone applications to facilitate data collection along stream networks.
Call for UCOWR delegates
WSU Water Faculty,
Are you interested in Being a WSU Delegate for the Universities Council on Water Resources?
WSU is an institutional member of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), which is a great organization that focuses on connecting academic water researchers, educators, and others for sharing expertise, building leadership, and developing partnerships for addressing water resource issues of today. If you are not familiar with the organization, check it out at http://ucowr.org/.Read Story