Thursday, November 5th, University of Idaho is hosting a panel discussion consisting of:
(1) David Doeringsfeld, the Lewiston Port Manager
(2) Linwood Laughy, a local Citizen activist, author and historian
(3) John McKern, a Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fish and Wildlife Biologist
(4) Patrick Wilson, a Professor of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho
(5) Todd Myers, the Environmental Director of The Washington Policy Center
(6) Rebecca Miles, the Executive Director of the Nez Perce Tribe
The discussion will be moderated by Professor of Law & Coordinator of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program, Barbara Cosens.
When: Thursday November 5, 2015 at the
Where: University of Idaho College of Law, Courtroom
Meet and greet with refreshments: from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Panel discussion: from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. more info
For more than 75 years, Washington State University researchers have created models for hydroelectric power plants along the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River and around the world
Today, WSU researchers like Jennifer Adam are developing advanced computer models to assess how future economic and environmental conditions will affect water supply, hydropower generation, and agricultural productivity in the Columbia River Basin. Their forecast will provide policy leaders with the critical information needed to make better decisions about where and how to fund water supply projects in the future.
125 years, and counting.Learn more about Jennifer Adam’s research.
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
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
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
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
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
Apply to WIN !! Travel scholarship for a WSU graduate student (Masters or PhD)
Deadline to submit to WRC: Sept 2, 2015.
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:
full conference registration,
registration for one pre-conference workshop or post-conference technical tour ,
three nights lodging at the conference hotel and
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.
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)
The WSU FEW seed and planning grant program is currently accepting proposals
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.