The following grant opportunities are available with proposal submission through the WRC.
WRRA National Competitive Grant Program FY2023 (104g) General: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=346333
Applications due April 19, 2023 please submit an email of intent two weeks prior, April 5, 2023 to email@example.com. Max award $310K. Priorities this year include research on (a) legacy nutrients, (b) integrated water processes, and (c) water conflict.
Water Mission Area Interdisciplinary -GS-0401/1301/1529-11/12, Interdisciplinary -GS-0401/1301/1529-12/13, Physical Scientist GS-1301-11/12 and Physical Scientist GS-1301-12/13 announcements has been set to open on Tuesday, February 28th , 2023
The announcement numbers are USGS-SAC-23-1185431-DHA-SR, USGS-SAC-23-11850397-DHA-SR, USGS-SAC-23-11850442-DHA-SR and USGS-SAC-23-11850405-DHA-SR , or you may access the job announcement through the following links:
NOTE – The announcement will be open to: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023***
Here are a few reminders for any interested applicants:
Resumes should also include a month/year and hours per week worked, along with their relevant work experience underneath each period of employment. Their resume should contain enough details regarding their work experience for us to determine whether they have the specialized experience or not.
If they have current or prior federal service, they should list the grade levels. If this is left out, it won’t necessarily get them rated out, but it may help them get rated in easier. Submitting copies of their SF-50’s showing their current grade and series is also helpful OR if they were previously in the series, they should submit those SF-50’s too.
They MUST submit ALL required documentation prior to the announcement closing. All documents must be legible. They can always e-mail the contact person in the announcement to confirm that their documents have all been uploaded correctly. Sometimes the documents submitted are blurry and really hard to read, or the file is corrupt, and we can’t access their documents. We do NOT accept late documents.
If they receive an email to complete a secondary assessment (USA Hire Competency Based Assessment), they must complete the assessment within the timelines identified by the email, or they will not be considered. Note, they should set aside at least 3 hours to take these assessments; however, most applicants complete the assessments in less time.
Please Note: The ABOVE information and much more can be found on the HELP section of the USAjobs site. It goes more into detail regarding the federal hiring process, proper resume format and covers some of what I’ve listed above in more detail. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/
As many of you know we have been working on a project to compile metadata about streamflow data across the Pacific Northwest. We would like to bring together data providers and managers together from each state to continue our conversations about the future of streamflow data in the region.
It would be great to have at least one representative from each major data provider, please register here and pass on to colleagues that would contribute to the conversation!
Roundtable Discussion Goals:
1) Identify uses and requirements for streamflow data,
2) identify challenges and opportunities,
3) Obtain feedback on Streamflow Data Catalog Visualization
4) Strengthen relationships in the streamflow measurement community.
Time: 9am – 3pm March 28th: Tacoma, Washington April 1st: Boise, Idaho
Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 6PM Cairo Local Time (CLT)
This webinar will focus on:
Development of an Integrated water – Energy – Food (WEF) nexus system
Developed Solar – agriculture greenhouse system that grows its own energy and irrigating water.
Novel and green solution for food and water crisis in arid areas
Importance of WEF Nexus
Nexus Elements Integration and tools.
WEF and its impact on SDGS
Speakers: Prof. Brent Haddad: Brent Haddad, MBA, Ph.D. is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the founding director of UCSC’s Center for Integrated Water Management. Prof. Negm M.Abdelazim: A Professor of Hydraulics and (Water Resources) at Zagazig University and is very interested in sustainable water resources management and sustainability studies Prof. Hassan Fath: A well-known MENA-GCC regional expert in Desalination and Energy Systems (DES) including Water-Food-Energy-Environment (WFEE) applications.
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is now accepting proposals for its 2022-2023 Research Fellowship Program, which supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in developing decision-relevant science.
The NW CASC invites proposals from graduate students at Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), University of Washington (UW), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU and WWU (this fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW).
The NW CASC Fellowship Program funding will be available as early as Fall Term 2022 to support research performed during the 2022-2023 academic year.
The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2022.
Dr. Faith Kearns California Institute for Water Resources University of California , Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Many science communication practitioners find themselves working on issues that are emotional, contentious, and sometimes traumatic. The traditional science communication tools of perfecting a presentation, message, or frame fall short in the face of these kinds of challenges. This talk will focus on a different way of approaching science communication with tools that including relating, listening, working with conflict, and understanding trauma, all with an eye toward justice and community care. Kearns is a scientist and science communication practitioner with over 25 years experience working on water, wildfire, and climate change in Washington D.C. and the western U.S.
The Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is seeking nominations for its 2021 – 22 Fellowship Award. For the 2020 – 21 academic year two fellowships will be given. One award will be to a member of a Washington Section affiliated Student Chapter. The other award will go to a student enrolled in a graduate program at a college or university in Washington State. Both fellowships are for a full-time graduate student completing an advanced degree in an interdisciplinary water resources subject. In addition to $2500 in cash, the award includes a one-year membership in both the State and National AWRA, a one-year subscription to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and admission to the Washington State Section Annual Conference.