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Steve Olson to give a seminar on his book “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens” March 21, 5pm at WSU PACCAR 202.

March 21 in PACCAR 202 (4pm- refreshments and mixer; 5pm talk)

Steve Olson, who grew up in the Othello, Washington, will explore the historical forces that helped determine who lived and who died in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Title: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson is the author of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which was named one of the top nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon and won the Washington State Book Award. He also is the author of Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and other books, and he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, Nature, Scientific American, Wired, the Smithsonian, and many other magazines. Since 1979, he has been a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national scientific organizations. A native of Washington State, he now lives in Seattle.

Co-sponsors: Foley, CEREO, WRC, CEE, English Dept.


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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Field Experiences in Microwave Remote Sensing for Agricultural Hydrology

April 24-27, 2018 || Gainesville, FL
Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 28th
Regular Registration Deadline: March 15th

CUAHSI is pleased to partner with the University of Florida to offer a 4-day hands-on workshop on field experiences in microwave remote sensing for agricultural hydrology.

Course Description
This training workshop will provide hands-on experiences with field methods and sensors used in microwave remote sensing for retrieval of soil and vegetation parameters in agricultural land covers. The workshop will be conducted at a field-site of an ongoing season-long experiment to understand microwave signatures of growing vegetation. The field sensors include a suite of ground-based active and passive microwave sensors at L- and C-band; and sensors to observe various components of the water and energy balance.

Specific topics to be covered during the workshop include:
• Passive and active microwave remote sensing in hydrology – science and sensors
• Operation and calibration of passive and active microwave sensors
• Ancillary observations of water and energy balance
• Soil and vegetation sampling protocols and data analysis
• Soil and vegetation parameter retrieval
• Open discussion on class participant interests

Graduate students, post-docs, and professionals working in hydrology and/or remote sensing are invited to attend.
The course will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Included in the registration fee are course tuition, facilities costs, catered lunches and light refreshments.

Visit the event website for more information and to register.

There are available a very limited number of student travel grants are available on a first come, first served basis to help defray the cost of travel to the course. Contact Elizabeth Tran at for more information.

Contact Elizabeth Tran at

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

Water Rights Specialist – NRS3

CLOSING DATE: 02/12/18 11:59 PM
Full time position, located at Ellensburg, WA.

Interested in Water Resources and supporting the generation of revenue for Schools? Join DNR’s Agriculture team to sustainably manage water supplies on State Trust Lands for the benefit of the schools. This position is responsible for water supply data management, water use measurement and reporting for irrigated agriculture, and water-related analyses and recommendations for DNR leases that rely on State water supplies. Work includes providing programmatic guidance to Land Managers, providing guidance on day-to-day water rights and irrigation district allotment related issues, working to streamline business practices associated with our water rights portfolio, developing a water use measurement and reporting program and ensuring DNR water rights are not relinquished. This position may be filled at the NRS 2 In-Training level and upon successful completion of a formal training program the incumbent would be promoted to the NRS 3 level.
For more information and to apply:


Water Resources Club Informational Meeting & Pizza Tuesday, January 30 @ 6pm in Todd 234

Come to our informal meeting where undergraduate and graduate students interested in water-related sciences can have a hands-on opportunity to experience each other’s research, share in new opportunities, and socialize in a relaxed environment.
All Majors Welcome, research experience, leadership opportunities, volunteer and Charity networking. No prior background with water-related study is required!
We will have a brown-bag informational meeting with pizza courtesy of the Water Research Center on Tuesday, January 30 @ 6pm in Todd 234

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Call for UCOWR delegates

WSU Water Faculty,

Are you interested in Being a WSU Delegate for the Universities Council on Water Resources?

WSU is an institutional member of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), which is a great organization that focuses on connecting academic water researchers, educators, and others for sharing expertise, building leadership, and developing partnerships for addressing water resource issues of today. If you are not familiar with the organization, check it out at

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15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Open Dates: Dec. 21, 2017 through Feb. 7, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address challenges and develop real world solutions. This RFA is seeking applications in the research areas of air quality, clean and safe water, land revitalization, and safer chemicals in the marketplace.
Join us in January 2018 for an informational webinar about the P3 RFA and application process. Webinar details will be posted early January on the P3 website, don’t miss it!
For general information on how to apply, visit