April 12, 10:30am in PACCAR 202
Brian Chaffin, Assistant Professor of Water Policy and Governance in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation at the University of Montana.
Abstract: The Klamath River Basin straddles northern California and southern Oregon and has been the locus of a century-long struggle for community stability and ecosystem function in a system of over-allocated water resources. Along the Klamath River, multiple hydroelectric dams and extensive irrigation infrastructure have created economic and community dependence on irrigated agriculture as well as severely reduced aquatic habitat for the multiple endangered and threatened species in the basin. In the past several decades, however, the communities of the Klamath Basin have worked together in an effort to transform water management to promote greater resilience of both human populations and aquatic species to ongoing disturbances such as drought, and to comply with competing social, cultural, and political demands on water. In this seminar, Brian Chaffin will provide a brief overview of the contemporary applications of resilience as a framing concept for research on coupled, social-ecological systems. Specifically, Brian will discuss how certain aspects of “resilience thinking” have inspired new avenues for both developing and interrogating governance of broader human-environmental systems as well as management regimes for specific landscapes and resources such as those in the Klamath Basin. Brian will present evidence from his own social science research on governance transitions at the food-energy-water nexus, particularly from a case study of contemporary conflict and cooperation in the Klamath River Basin. Brian is an Assistant Professor of Water Policy and Governance in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation at the University of Montana and a co-PI on an NSF Research Traineeship Program focused on innovations at the food-energy-water nexus.
April 12, 10:30am in PACCAR 202
When: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11th
Where: via livestream
Join the Office of Research in attending the live stream of the Seattle Clean Tech Alliance Breakfast Series event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11. This event will feature Dr. John Stark of the Washington Stormwater Center.
In addition to his work with the Center, Stark is a full professor and conducts ecotoxicology research for Washington State University in Puyallup. His research focuses on the protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants, emphasizing salmon and aquatic invertebrates.
John Stark, Ph.D., is a researcher for WSU and director of the Washington Stormwater Center. His research focuses on the protection of endangered species and ecological risk assessment of pollutants, emphasizing salmon and aquatic invertebrates.
This event is free and can be attended via livestream at any computer. For a link to log into the stream, email Rachelle Rozsonits (firstname.lastname@example.org).
April 12, 2018 @ 4-5:30pm
Idaho Commons Summit Room » More …
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, and access instructions on how to apply.
EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR program enacted in 1982 to strengthen the role of small businesses in federal research and development, create jobs, and promote U.S. technical innovation from conception to commercialization. EPA’s SBIR funding boosts local economies by supporting small businesses and creating jobs. This funding also supports technologies aimed at creating cleaner manufacturing materials and better infrastructure in communities. Successful Phase I companies are eligible to apply for Phase II funding, which awards up to $300,000 for two years with a commercialization option of up to $100,000, to further develop and commercialize their technologies
All applications must be submitted through FedConnect. For more information on eligibility, application process and the SBIR program, visit the EPA SBIR website at www.epa.gov/sbir.
Missed the June 11, 2018, informational webinar on how to apply for the 2018-2019 EPA SBIR Phase I Solicitation? View the presentation slides on EPA’s SBIR Website.
The EPA SBIR Program is part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy (SHC) research program.
Learn more at https://www.epa.gov/sbir/sbir-funding-opportunities.
March 21 in PACCAR 202 (4pm- refreshments and mixer; 5pm talk)
Steve Olson, who grew up in the Othello, Washington, will explore the historical forces that helped determine who lived and who died in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
Title: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
Steve Olson is the author of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which was named one of the top nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon and won the Washington State Book Award. He also is the author of Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and other books, and he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, Nature, Scientific American, Wired, the Smithsonian, and many other magazines. Since 1979, he has been a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national scientific organizations. A native of Washington State, he now lives in Seattle.
Co-sponsors: Foley, CEREO, WRC, CEE, English Dept.
THE 2018-2019 RICHARD A. HERBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN!
APPLICATION DUE DATE IS APRIL 23, 2018
WILL AWARD $8,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2018
to students enrolled in a program related to water resources.
The Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship honors Richard A. Herbert —
a champion for water resources education — who passed away in 1994.
The generosity of AWRA members and their commitment to his vision, have allowed the scholarship fund to grow exponentially.
Application packets for 2018-2019 should be submitted to email@example.com. Applications must be submitted electronically as one document and limited to 5mb in size to ensure delivery. Applications are due April 23, 2018. Please call 540-687-8390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions concerning the submittal process.
April 24-27, 2018 || Gainesville, FL
Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 28th
Regular Registration Deadline: March 15th
CUAHSI is pleased to partner with the University of Florida to offer a 4-day hands-on workshop on field experiences in microwave remote sensing for agricultural hydrology.
This training workshop will provide hands-on experiences with field methods and sensors used in microwave remote sensing for retrieval of soil and vegetation parameters in agricultural land covers. The workshop will be conducted at a field-site of an ongoing season-long experiment to understand microwave signatures of growing vegetation. The field sensors include a suite of ground-based active and passive microwave sensors at L- and C-band; and sensors to observe various components of the water and energy balance.
Specific topics to be covered during the workshop include:
• Passive and active microwave remote sensing in hydrology – science and sensors
• Operation and calibration of passive and active microwave sensors
• Ancillary observations of water and energy balance
• Soil and vegetation sampling protocols and data analysis
• Soil and vegetation parameter retrieval
• Open discussion on class participant interests
Graduate students, post-docs, and professionals working in hydrology and/or remote sensing are invited to attend.
The course will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Included in the registration fee are course tuition, facilities costs, catered lunches and light refreshments.
There are available a very limited number of student travel grants are available on a first come, first served basis to help defray the cost of travel to the course. Contact Elizabeth Tran at email@example.com for more information.
Contact Elizabeth Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and a consortium of leading food and agriculture companies and universities are pleased to announce that FFAR Fellows program is now accepting research proposals from both academic and industry researchers. This program combines cutting edge food or agriculture-related research with innovative professional development programs designed to help students be career-ready upon graduation.
Do you want the best PhD students in the U.S. and Canada working on your food and agriculture project? Submit your research proposal to the FFAR Fellows Program: www.ffarfellows.org If you are already working with an exceptional student, they can apply to be a FFAR Fellow on the same project.
The Overcoming Water Scarcity Challenge Area aims to increase the efficiency of water use in agriculture, reduce agricultural water pollution, and develop water reuse technologies. This Challenge Area will target innovative research that includes, but is not limited to, developing water conservation and reuse technology throughout the production chain, improving crop and livestock varietals/breeds, creating improved agronomic practices, increasing the social and economic tractability of water-conserving technologies/practices, and enhancing the efficacy of Extension services.
For more details and to apply
CLOSING DATE: 02/12/18 11:59 PM
Full time position, located at Ellensburg, WA.
Interested in Water Resources and supporting the generation of revenue for Schools? Join DNR’s Agriculture team to sustainably manage water supplies on State Trust Lands for the benefit of the schools. This position is responsible for water supply data management, water use measurement and reporting for irrigated agriculture, and water-related analyses and recommendations for DNR leases that rely on State water supplies. Work includes providing programmatic guidance to Land Managers, providing guidance on day-to-day water rights and irrigation district allotment related issues, working to streamline business practices associated with our water rights portfolio, developing a water use measurement and reporting program and ensuring DNR water rights are not relinquished. This position may be filled at the NRS 2 In-Training level and upon successful completion of a formal training program the incumbent would be promoted to the NRS 3 level.
For more information and to apply: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/employment/jobs
Come to our informal meeting where undergraduate and graduate students interested in water-related sciences can have a hands-on opportunity to experience each other’s research, share in new opportunities, and socialize in a relaxed environment.
All Majors Welcome, research experience, leadership opportunities, volunteer and Charity networking. No prior background with water-related study is required!
We will have a brown-bag informational meeting with pizza courtesy of the Water Research Center on Tuesday, January 30 @ 6pm in Todd 234