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Water Resources Science and Management Certificate – Spring Meeting 2019

Wed., Mar 6, 2019 |6-7 pm | CUE 416

The WRC will be hosting its Spring 2019 meeting about the WRSM undergraduate certificate. Students from all majors should attend!

At this meeting:

  • Learn about what the certificate offers, what you need to do to complete it, and have any of your questions about the process answered.
  • Meet other students who are completing this certificate and get some snacks.
  • Hear from the Engineers Without Borders club, who will share what they’ve been doing to provide clean, sustainable water to communities in Panama.

The WSU chapter is currently working with a community in rural Panama to ensure a year-round water supply with a) construction of a solar powered pump for river water and b) exploration of groundwater supply options. EWB needs people working on both the social and technical side of their projects, so all majors are encouraged to join!

 

Need more info?  Email Julie Padowski (julie.padowski@wsu.edu) or visit our website: https://wrc.wsu.edu/news/wrsm-certificate-program/

 

COMPASS: Intro to Science Communication Workshop

April 3, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer ST, Seattle WA.

Join us for a lively half-day workshop, with plenty of research-grounded insight and
hands-on practice in science communication! We’ll begin with an introduction to
the Message Box, a powerful tool for sorting your thoughts into messages that are
clear and compelling, then practice sharing those messages and giving and receiving
feedback with the other participants. Participants will receive a copy of Escape from
the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron, and a hard copy of the Message Box Workbook.
Register on our website before March 3rd for Early Bird Pricing! $250
Full Price: $325

Learn more about COMPASS at compassscicomm.org. There will be a limited number
of full scholarships available, applicaCons due Feb. 24; more informaCon on how to
apply is available at https://www.compassscicomm.org/seaHle-workshop-scholarship

Groundwater hydrology and sustainability position at ASU

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) seeks applicants for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in groundwater hydrology and sustainability.

Appointment may be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments.

The projected start date is August 2019, but accommodation can be made for the best candidate.

More details and the link to apply for the position can be found here:

https://apply.interfolio.com/57035

2019 National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute

Application Deadline: January 15th
CUAHSI is soliciting applications from students who wish to participate in the 2019 National Water Center (NWC) Summer Institute under the auspices of the NWC’s Innovator’s Program. The Summer Institute will take place at the University of Alabama and the National Water Center from June 10 – July 26, 2019. Student research fellows will collaborate intensively for seven weeks to work on projects designed to contribute to the NWC goals of enhancing water-related products and decision-support services across the country. To facilitate this process, project themes have been defined in advance. The Summer Institute will be led by faculty theme leads and daily oversight will be provided by student course coordinators.
Students participating in the Summer Institute will be grouped into teams organized around projects defined by the theme leaders and pre-selected topics. While there may be some overlap with the students’ individual MS/PhD research projects, the expectation is that the work and research done during the Summer Institute will be a separate, self-contained project.
The 2019 Summer Institute will explore projects around the following themes:

  1. Coupled inland-coastal hydraulics
  2. Scaling hydrologic and hydraulic models from small basins to regional watersheds
  3. Utilizing hydroinformatics to address flood inundation
  4. Support remote sensing of water information through engagement with the computer science community

For complete application instructions, click here.
Questions should be submitted to Danielle Tijerina at dtijerina@cuahsi.org.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2019 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

June 11-13, 2019 in Snowbird, Utah

Scale new heights as we come both west and up in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains in Snowbird, Utah just outside of Salt Lake City. The challenges facing the water community are constantly increasing in number and growing in complexity. In facing an uncertain future related to water availability in the West, water overabundance and quality in the East and Midwest, and water damage in the Southeast, the need for communicating our research and ideas is ever more important.

UCOWR and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading researchers, educators, water managers, and other professionals from across the country to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession.  This year’s conference is unique because, in addition to being both a scientific conference and an exploration of how universities help to meet societal goals, it will highlight the many unmet challenges in a newly uncertain cultural and regulatory climate.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral, poster, panel, lightning, and participatory presentations should be submitted electronically by January 25, 2019.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

 If accepted and presented, the abstracts will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

Download the 2019 Call for Abstracts Flyer 

 

A Workshop with Urbanova Partners and Ramboll

The workshop will be led by Urbanova and senior scientists from Ramboll’s Environment and Health Division covering hyper-local air quality, indoor air quality and the relationship of cross laminated timber (CLT) building materials and health. Additionally, The Center for Active Design, the New York-based leading non-profit using design to foster healthy and engaged communities will discuss civic guidelines to achieve trust, participation and stewardship; Urbanova partner, Gallup will discuss people-centered analytics to create meaningful change; WSU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research will discuss local health and air quality research initiatives; and Katerra will discuss views on the present and future of intelligent CLT buildings.

The workshop objective is to extend and further strengthen our local and external network of public, academic and private communities with the shared goal of identifying more strategies to ‘harness data, gain insights and solve urban challenges in new ways.’ It all starts with helping Spokane be a more livable, healthy and sustainable community.

Please join us for a lively conversation! We will engage participants in
imagining what is possible as we ‘think big, start small and go fast’ to develop
a living laboratory to design cities of the future in our University District. The
application of health and environment frameworks in future projects and
businesses applies directly to Urbanova’s objective to improve the economic,
social and environmental equity and resilience in communities.

PROGRAM:
2:00 – 2:30 pm: Doors open – Welcome, mingling, drinks and snacks
2:30 – 4:00 pm: Introduction; brief presentations; and conversation starters
♦ Urbanova; WSU Laboratory for Atmospheric Research; Gallup
♦ Ramboll, Center for Active Design, Katerra
4:00 – 5:15 pm: Facilitated discussion and report out
5:15 – 6:00 pm: Reception

Date
Thursday November 8, 2018

Time
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Location
HERB (former Sirti) Conference Room #432
Health Education and Research Building
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

REGISTER HERE
Participation is free
Space is limited

WRC Leads a 5-year Research Effort for Improving Water Use Efficiency

A new 5 million dollar, five-year project led by the WRC and funded by the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area will be working to identify promising emerging technologies and synergistic policies to improve technical and allocative water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture.

The research team, which includes scientists at the University of Idaho, University of Washington, Kansas State University, University of Utah, Mammoth Trading, Aspect Consulting, and a diverse group of water users and stakeholders in the Columbia River Basin.

Jonathan YoderThe project will focus on how seasonal water availability forecasting,  satellite-based consumptive use monitoring, and computer-based smart market technology can be used in conjunction with changes in water use and water transfer rules to improve water use.  “This exciting project will help find ways to improve water use efficiency in agriculture, by focusing on how technology, water rights and regulation work together to make the most of available water for all of its social and environmental values,” said Jonathan Yoder, Lead Investigator and Director of the WRC.

For more, visit the WRC’s webpage for this project, and the WSU press release.

Pathfinder Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 31st
The program enables graduate students to go beyond “one site, one view” in their research.
Graduate training in water science often focuses on a single field site, analytical, or modeling approach. The Pathfinder Fellowship program provides travel funds to graduate students in hydrology and related sciences to make an extended trip to enhance their research by adding a field site to conduct comparative research, collaborating with a research group, or working with researchers on adding an interdisciplinary dimension to a project. Fellowships are awarded to cover travel costs of up to a maximum of $5,000.
For complete application instructions, click here .
Questions should be submitted to Jon Pollak at jpollak@cuahsi.org.