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WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition Issues Call for Abstracts

October 4-6, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students, and all others working in an industry related to water efficiency are invited to submit abstracts for the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday, February 10, 2017.

For additional information or to submit abstracts, click here.

Opportunity at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

This research is part of a larger effort to understand, model, and improve drought resilience, especially in the face of changing water demands and changing climate. This fellowship will focus on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) aspects of drought resilience, building on existing approaches. LCA is a tool to avoid shifting impacts in time, space, or environmental media, and there is a need to improve characterization of water use in this systems framework.

Location: Cincinnati, OH.

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MODFLOW and More 2017 “Modeling for Sustainability and Adaptation”

Abstracts are due Friday, January 20th.

This conference covers a wide range of topics related to simulating eco-hydro-bio-geochemical systems and offers opportunities to interact with some of the most prominent figures in numerical modeling of hydrologic systems.  Sessions will focus on groundwater quality and quantity, including aquifer recharge, mining, contaminant transport, as well as modeling methods and analysis and data visualization.
Conference and abstract submission information

Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium

Hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles, on March 6th-7th 2017

The abstract deadline is this Friday, Feb 1! Registration is free!

The purpose of this symposium is to foster connections between students and professionals across a variety of water resources fields. The symposium offers interactive learning opportunities through workshops, networking, and presentations of current student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. This year’s keynote speaker will be Tom Byler, Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department. Graduate and undergraduate students from universities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond have the opportunity to share their research with a diverse audience. Conference website

Skagit Basin Water Mitigation Feasibility Assessment Seminar

Dr. Michael Brady, School of Economic Sciences, WSU

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 PACCAR room 202, 3:10pm WSU Pullman

In 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against a 2001 amendment that set aside groundwater reservations for development within the Skagit River Basin.  As a consequence, hundreds of properties no longer have a secure, uninterruptible water right. The objective of this study is to identify the least cost mitigation option in a spatially explicit manner for  all of the properties whose groundwater rights  were invalidated by the 2013 Supreme Court ruling. The core analysis focuses on piping and trucking water for streamflow augmentation, but we provide coarse comparisons to other alternatives, such as storage reservoirs for winter flow capture, trucking and piping for direct consumption, and rainwater capture based on information from existing studies. Further, while we focus on mitigation for the 451 properties developed since April of 2001, we provide several general results relating to water provision for future development in the otherwise closed sub-basins. This project was funded through the Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6589 and administered through the Department of Ecology, State of Washington Water Research Center and WSU. Co-authors include: J. Padowski, Q. Yang, E. Jessup, and J. Yoder. Project development, coordination, and review was accomplished with the help of David Christensen, Thomas Buroker, John Rose, Tom Culhane and Barb Anderson at the WA Department of Ecology.


AMS Connections: Puyallup REC, WSU Tri-Cities, WSU Vancouver The dial up number for all sites to dial for this event is 5701907. Meeting ID 01907 For technical assistance call 509-335-6575


CEREO – The Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach ( or check our online calendar for all environmental talks and events happening around campus:

SWWRC – State of Washington Water Research Center: (

REMINDER: Water Internship Deadline Jan 13th

The State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) is pleased to be partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to offer undergraduate internship opportunities to WSU undergraduates who are interested in water resources.

This new internship experience operates within the existing Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program, but aims to facilitate water-related learning opportunities specifically between WSU undergraduates and PNNL researchers.

Deadline for Summer 2017: Jan 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET
Notification by: Feb 3, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: