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American Water Resources Association: Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship



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.

Submittal Information
Application packets for 2018-2019 should be submitted to 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 with any questions concerning the submittal process.

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FFAR Fellows Program Research Opportunities for Universities

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: 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

Washington Section American Water Resources Association 2017 – 18 Fellowship Announcement

The Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is seeking nominations for its 2017 – 18 Fellowship Award. For the 2017 – 18 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 $2000 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.
For more information and to apply: AWRA_FELLOWSHIP App 17-18 v1

Workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development

The Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a second workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development to gain insights on the early-stage research and development needs in this critical area. This workshop will focus on industrial, agricultural and human needs, challenges, and future paths to solve and satisfy this nation’s issues with water manufacture, use and production. This workshop will be held on August 23-24, 2017, at the Wyndham hotel in Cleveland, OH.
As the consequences of water supply and quality of clean water become more pressing, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to ensure sufficient supplies of water at a reasonable cost and purity for the application from a variety of sources. DOE’s report on the Energy-Water Nexus identified the importance of research and development in developing technologies to provide water from a wide range of sources for diverse end uses, including industrial, agricultural, and municipal applications.
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss opportunities for major advancements in science and technology for processing of clean water. This includes, but is not limited to the fields of:
• Process, materials discovery and component structures for medium to high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) waters, silts, brines and other contaminant removal, at low energy, low cost, and improved reliability of existing and future advanced manufacturing process technologies
• Effective and energy-efficient pre-treatment processes of feedstock and post-process transport, storage, injection of water, processed water and effluent processing
• Cost-effective energy resources for the water purification and the potential of co-production processes to recover and manufacturer other valuable minerals and elements
• Systems integration technologies that incorporates smart sensors and actuators as well as modular integration and other process intensification approaches
Please register at no later than August 18th, 2017. Attendance is limited.
View the workshop agenda here.


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
·         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 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:

PhD Student Opportunity in Hydrology, Washington State University

Three years of funding is available for a student to study cryospheric processes in High Mountain Asia and downstream impacts of cryospheric change, including impacts on groundwater, ecosystems, and agriculture. In addition to studying the role of groundwater in High Mountain Asia, the student will also contribute to remote sensing processing efforts specific to the GRACE satellite mission. This project is supported by NASA to develop an integrated assessment tool for High Mountain Asia. Competitive applicants will have modeling and programming experience, especially applied to hydrologic sciences, groundwater and/or Earth system processes. Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s degree. The position will begin at Washington State University in Pullman, WA in January 2017. Interested students should contact for more information.

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2016 ASLO Science Communication Internship

This is a paid internship and carries a stipend of $6000.

Eligibility: This internship is available to current or recent graduate students in the aquatic sciences. Applicants from outside the US are eligible to apply but are responsible for obtaining appropriate paperwork to work in the U.S.

Timing: The internship will begin in mid-September and last 14 weeks.

Applications: To apply for the ASLO Science Communication Internship, please submit the following via email to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at Applications must be received by midnight EST, June 10, 2016.

    1. Cover letter (2 pages max) stating your communication interests and what you feel you can contribute to ASLO’s Policy, Education and Outreach programs.
    2. Resume including a list of relevant coursework
  • A letter of support from an academic advisor or other mentor (sent directly by the reference to


Questions about the internship should be sent to Adrienne Sponberg, ASLO Director of Communications and Science, at


Climate Impacts to Water Conference: Managing the Uncertainties of Water Supply and Quality in the Pacific Northwest

January 25-26, 2017

This conference will focus on:

  • Regional projections of climate and water supply
  • Multiple facets of agricultural water management
  • Water conservation practices
  • Water quality
  • Water policy regulations and rights
  • Regional water projects, research and tools
  • Social science communication concerning water

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