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Call for Proposals: WSU Faculty opportunity for water research in Egypt

WSU Water Researchers,

The State of Washington Water Research Center and WSU are partners with the American University of Cairo, three other US Universities, and five Egyptian universities to develop the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Water (COE-W), funded by the USAID.  As part of this effort, the COE will be funding collaborative research grants (up to $250,000) to facilitate science and innovation through joint US and Egyptian led projects.  Attached is a call for proposals for this program, and you can check out the FAQ page for this RFP at: https://bit.ly/2Uvo149.  If you are interested in the possibility of carrying our water research for and in Egypt, you should check these resources out!

Download the full Call for Proposals here.

There are a few basic things to know.
(1) Only partner university faculty are eligible for participating, so if you are a WSU faculty member with water expertise, you are in a relatively small, select group eligible for this program.
(2) The deadline for proposals is May 15, about a month from now.
(3)  The research must be focused on water and related to Egypt, and must involve Egyptian partner university faculty.   All partner universities are listed in the RFP.

The third requirement could be a hurdle or an opportunity for those not currently working on Egyptian water issues or have Egyptian research connections.  We are currently working on a process to facilitate networking among partner university faculty.   In the meantime, if you are seeking help identifying research collaborators among partner university faculty or would like to know what potential research projects are being proposed by others to which you would like to contribute, please provide your contact information and expertise here:

Contact information form for WSU water researchers interested in connecting with Egyptian water projects

Enter your contact information ASAP because the deadline is coming up quickly!  We will pass on your information to the COE-W, and will be in touch with updates for you as soon as possible.  If you have any further questions, email WRC Director Yoder at yoder@wsu.edu.

USGS Grant Opportunities: 104g General, AIS, and PFAS

Water Researchers,

The following grant opportunities are available with proposal submission through the WRC.  Please contact WRC Director Jonathan Yoder (yoder@wsu.edu) if you are considering proposal submission.

WRRA National Competitive Grant Program FY2022 (104g) General:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338699
Applications due May 10.  Max award $250K.  Priorities this year include research on (a) legacy nutrients, (b) integrated water processes, and (c) water conflict.

WRRA National Competitive Grant Program FY2022 for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS):
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338681
Applications due May 10.  Max award $250K.

WRRA National Competitive Grant Program FY2022 for Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS):
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338700
Applications due May 10.  Max award $250K.

Register for the Washington Water Data Roundtable Discussion! 3/28

Forwarding from: Boise State University

As many of you know we have been working on a project to compile metadata about streamflow data across the Pacific Northwest. We would like to bring together data providers and managers together from each state to continue our conversations about the future of streamflow data in the region.

It would be great to have at least one representative from each major data provider, please register here and pass on to colleagues that would contribute to the conversation!

Roundtable Discussion Goals:
1) Identify uses and requirements for streamflow data,
2) identify challenges and opportunities,
3) Obtain feedback on Streamflow Data Catalog Visualization
4) Strengthen relationships in the streamflow measurement community.

Time: 9am – 3pm
March 28th: Tacoma, Washington
April 1st: Boise, Idaho

May: Oregon, tbd
July: Region-wide online meeting

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus and its connectivity to SDGs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 at 6PM Cairo Local Time (CLT)

This webinar will focus on:

  • Development of an Integrated water – Energy – Food (WEF) nexus system
  • Developed Solar – agriculture greenhouse system that grows its own energy and irrigating water.
  • Novel and green solution for food and water crisis in arid areas
  • Importance of WEF Nexus
  • Nexus Elements Integration and tools.

WEF and its impact on SDGS

Speakers:
Prof. Brent Haddad: Brent Haddad, MBA, Ph.D. is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He is the founding director of UCSC’s Center for Integrated Water Management.
Prof. Negm M.Abdelazim: A Professor of Hydraulics and (Water Resources) at Zagazig University and is very interested in sustainable water resources management and sustainability studies
Prof. Hassan Fath: A well-known MENA-GCC regional expert in Desalination and Energy Systems (DES) including Water-Food-Energy-Environment (WFEE) applications.

To Register: https://bit.ly/3GLnUYj

 

Seminar: “Evapotranspiration of irrigated crops under warming and elevated atmospheric CO2: What is the direction of change?” Dr. Fabio Scarpare

The State of Washington Water Research Center and the Egypt Center for Excellence (COE) in Water are co-sponsoring the February COE webinar series on Feb 2nd at 8am PDT.

The talk will be given by WSU’s Dr. Fabio Scarpare and is entitled “Evapotranspiration of irrigated crops under warming and elevated atmospheric CO2: What is the direction of change?”

To see the talk abstract, please see the attached invitation.  To register, please use this link: https://bit.ly/3fAHE63

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2022-23 NW CASC Research Fellowship Program

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is now accepting proposals for its 2022-2023 Research Fellowship Program, which supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in developing decision-relevant science.

The NW CASC invites proposals from graduate students at Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), University of Washington (UW), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU and WWU (this fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW).

The NW CASC Fellowship Program funding will be available as early as Fall Term 2022 to support research performed during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2022.

To learn more and apply

Webinar – “Getting to the Heart of Science Communication” by Dr. Faith Kearns

Dr. Faith Kearns California Institute for Water Resources University of California , Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Many science communication practitioners find themselves working on issues that are emotional, contentious, and sometimes traumatic. The traditional science communication tools of perfecting a presentation, message, or frame fall short in the face of these kinds of challenges. This talk will focus on a different way of approaching science communication with tools that including relating, listening, working with conflict, and understanding trauma, all with an eye toward justice and community care. Kearns is a scientist and science communication practitioner with over 25 years experience working on water, wildfire, and climate change in Washington D.C. and the western U.S.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 12 pm C.T.  10am PST

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2021-2022 WA AWRA Student Fellowship

The Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is seeking nominations for its 2021 – 22 Fellowship Award.  For the 2020 – 21 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 $2500 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.

Closes Feb 11, 2022

For more information and to apply

Skagit Basin Water Supply and Demand Synthesis: A Story Map

A screenshot of the Skagit S&D website to illustrate what it looks like

The State of Washington Water Research Center recently led an effort to collect and synthesize available data and information about water supply and demand in the Skagit Basin (WRIAs 3 and 4). This synthesis was developed in response to a request by the Washington State Legislature Joint Task Force on Water Supply. The research team was comprised of researchers from Washington State University, the University of WashingtonHDR Engineering, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The final product is this Story Map Series website, a synthesis of published science and technical knowledge of the Skagit hydrologic system. Virtually all maps and graphics on the website are interactive to provide multiple perspectives on data.  Check it out!

Toward Convergent Solutions to Water Security: Interdisciplinary Workshop, Bozeman MT May 2022

The Montana Water Center (another of the National Institutes for Water Resources along with the WRC) is excited to co-sponsor Water in the West: Toward Convergent Solutions to Water Security, an interdisciplinary regional workshop to be held in Bozeman, Montana in May 2022. The workshop with bring together individuals working across a wide variety of water-focused disciplines to consider the challenges of fostering convergent research (collaborative transdisciplinary research for social benefit) to protect our regional water resources. 

The workshop format will include interactive facilitated sessions, lightning talks by participants, keynote speakers and public events. Keynote speakers will include John Doyle (Crow Tribal member with 35 years of experience working on water and health issues for Crow Reservation) and Dr. Faith Kearns (California Water Institute, UC Berkeley). 

Travel support will be provided for participants and applications will be accepted through January 24th, 2022.  

See the full call for proposals attached, and apply at: http://www.montana.edu/stes/regional-workshop.html