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Call for Special Sessions

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and
National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Water Resources Conference

June 21-23, 2016 Pensacola Beach, FL

We will be on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf Coast for the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference. We will be discussing critical water issues in the southeastern United States, as well as across the continent and globe. Water quantity and quality concerns continue to take center stage in the United States and world. Please join the dialogue, as we seek to develop multi-disciplinary solutions to complex water problems. More details

Important dates:
Proposals for Special Sessions due: October 19, 2015
Notification of Special Sessions acceptance: October 26, 2015
Abstracts due: January 19, 2016
Notification of Abstract acceptance: Late March 2016

2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

SPR Talks: Our Water, Our Future

This year’s drought conditions have seriously impacted more than recreational life in the Inland Northwest. Tourist dollars are down in communities that rely on those recreational visits. Crop damage and dry pastures are harsh realities for agriculture. Smoke from various wildfires keeps those with asthma indoors. And many climate specialists believe this is only the beginning of our water-related problems. Read More

Falling a drop of water
Falling a drop of water

Call for Submissions to JCWRE

Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education is now accepting general manuscript submissions for the yearly summer issue, beginning in 2016.

A journal issue comprised of general water-related submissions will be published yearly in the JCWRE summer issue. Submissions for the August 2016 issue should be sent to Jackie Crim (crimjac@siu.edu ) by February 1, 2016. All articles are peer-reviewed. Please review the author instructions and review process for more information on publishing in JCWRE.

OVERVIEW:

WHO:    You, your graduate students, your undergraduate researchers, your colleagues

WHAT:  Submit a water-related manuscript to the first open call issue of the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (JCWRE).

WHEN:  Manuscripts due Feb. 1, 2016.  Issue slated to be published in August 2016.

WHERE:  Send a note of intent to submit a manuscript to crimjac@siu.edu before or by December 1, 2015.

Call for Submissions to JCWRE

Current Issue: Water Diplomacy (155)

The 11th Annual Palouse Basin Water Summit

Keynote speaker Stephen Leahy, author of
“Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts About How Much Water We Use to Make Everyday Products”

Pullman, WA Did you know that it takes more than 7,600 liters (2,000 gallons) of water to make a single pair of jeans? That morning cup of coffee required 140 liters (37 gallons) of water before it found its way to your table—water that was used to grow, process and ship the coffee beans. When we spend money on food, clothes, cell phones or even electricity, we are buying water — a shockingly large amount of water.     To learn more.

Please Join Us!
•Appetizers & no host bar
•Annual Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee water usage report
•Raffle for low-flow toilet and individual xeriscaping plan

Our Water Footprint
4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015
Schweitzer Engineering Event Center
1825 Schweitzer Drive

http://www.palousewatersummit.org/

“Water Management Strategies for Addressing Long-Term Drought and Climate Uncertainty”: Conference and opportunity for student travel award

The goal of this conference is to provide information on management tools and approaches that can improve water managers’ ability to cope with increased variability of drought and flooding.

•The conference will bring together academics; federal, state and local agency personnel; and water users, water district managers and other practitioners.
•Poster session on evening of October 28. Submission form on registration website or below.
•Limited travel assistance for students. Student travel award opportunity, see registration website or below for application and deadlines.
•$50 registration fee includes meals.

October 28-29, 2015
Radisson Hotel, SLC downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah

For more information:
Conference Announcement_August28
Grad Travel Award application
CallForPosters_Aug 28
Near_final_agenda_August23

Water Smart Innovations Conference and Travel Scholarship Opportunity

Apply to WIN !!    
Travel scholarship for a WSU graduate student (Masters or PhD)
Deadline to submit to WRC: Sept 2, 2015.
watercenter@wsu.edu

Submit a one page proposal of  research that you are doing or are interested in doing in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation.  WRC will select the winner among the applicants.    The winner wins a graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference 2015 in Las Vegas, October 7 – 9, 2015
(https://www.watersmartinnovations.com/)

The scholarship includes:

  1. full conference registration,
  2. registration for one pre-conference workshop or post-conference technical tour ,
  3. three nights lodging at the conference hotel and
  4. up to $500 reimbursement for round trip coach airfare.

Recipients will be reimbursed for travel by check upon arrival. The maximum value of the scholarship is $1200.

Jennifer Adam, Associate Director of the Water Research Center: among top 100 inspiring women in STEM

PULLMAN, Wash. – For excellence in mentoring and motivating students, Washington State University associate professor Jennifer Adam received a “100 Inspiring Women in STEM” award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.

The annual award celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who encourage the involvement of women in these STEM fields. Adam will be honored in the magazine’s September edition. (more)

Request for Proposals – Food-Energy-Water Nexus Seed Grants and Planning Grants

The WSU FEW seed and planning grant program is currently accepting proposals

Food-Energy-Water Nexus
There is a critical need to better understand the couplings of the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus and how they determine system responses within and across resources domains. In recognizing this need, many institutions, including multiple federal agencies (e.g. NSF) and WSU, have committed to or are considering making FEW issues a top research priority in the coming years.
(read more)