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Ph.D. FELLOWSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WATER INSTITUTE:

Inducing Resilience for Water-Subsidized Systems

The University of Florida Water Institute is seeking 6 highly motivated doctoral-degree students for Fellowships that provide an annual stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance for 4 years starting fall term 2017. 

 These PhD students will work collaboratively within this interdisciplinary team of Fellows and their faculty advisors. The focus project takes a comprehensive systems approach to analysis of interbasin transfer of surface water into the Tempisque River watershed in Costa Rica. This water transfer has altered hydrology, land use, economic structure, and health of the downstream Palo Verde wetland in the Tempisque watershed. 

 Each student will develop a selected disciplinary expertise on the system while becoming well-rounded and knowledgeable in all other disciplinary aspects of the project. While pursuing a PhD in their respective department, all students will be located together in the same office in order to encourage interdisciplinary research discussions. As such, beyond the usual criteria of academic excellence, we will look especially for open-minded candidates eager to work across disciplines and willing to become proficient in Spanish in order to gain a deeper appreciation of the issues.

 Applicants should have a strong demonstrated interest in water issues and either a Master’s degree in natural sciences, social sciences, or engineering, or a JD degree. Exceptional students with a Bachelor’s degree plus research experience in an appropriate discipline will also be considered. Persons from groups under-represented in science and engineering professions are encouraged to apply.

 For more information and to apply for a Fellowship, go to http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/WIGF/2017Cohort/Overview_2017.html.
·         Fellowship applications are due to the UF Water Institute by January 16, 2017.
·         Promising candidates will be invited to University of Florida for a 2-day visit in February 2017.
For additional questions, contact Carol Lippincott, Water Institute Research Coordinator, at calippincott@ufl.edu or 352-294-7744.
 

 

WRC/PNNL SULI Water Internship Program

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:

Seminar: Write Winning Grant Proposals

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, University Inn, Best Western, Moscow
Check-In 8:00 – 8:30 a.m., Seminar 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m.

Presented by Peg AtKisson, Ph.D.

This seminar is a prerequisite for the follow-up workshop, Mentored Proposal Writing Workshop Series: Write and Submit a Competitive Grant Application. At the conclusion of the Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar, tenured or tenure-track faculty may apply to enter this workshop.

In the Mentored Proposal Writing Series, selected faculty work one-on-one with Dr. AtKisson on their proposal from first steps through submission. This interactive opportunity lasts 26 weeks, during which Dr. AtKisson works individually with participants as they develop their proposals. For more information and testimonials on the Mentored Proposal Writing Workshop Series contact Becky James.

Cost: $95 + workbooks, Required workbooks: $75

(includes lunch and handouts)

To Register: Go to http://orso.or.wsu.edu/grantwriters2016.asp Deadline: Oct 12, 2016

 

WSU Innovators on April 12th – Seattle Marriott Waterfront

  2016 LECTURE
Stormwater detox How natural infrastructure can help save salmon
When stormwater drains from roadways, parking lots, and rooftops, it carries a torrent of pollutants into local rivers and streams. The runoff is toxic enough to kill adult coho salmon in just a few hours. The problem is so vast that stormwater runoff has become the biggest source of pollution in the Puget Sound.  WSU scientist Dr. Jenifer McIntyre has discovered new ways to mitigate the lethal effects of stormwater runoff. Her lecture reveals what you and others can do to restore water quality in your community.
Reserve your seat today Reservations required by Tuesday, April 5. Hosted by your friends at WSU.  April 12, 2016  |  4:00 p.m. Seattle Marriott Waterfront 2100 Alaskan Way

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Reception to follow, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Gratis for our guests, the reception will feature Chateau Ste. Michelle wines, Pike Locale beers, and locally sourced fare.  Questions? Ann Goos 206-465-5136

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)

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.

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.
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