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!
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:
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 email@example.com.
9am-4:30pm on Friday, February 5th to hear updates about monitoring, research and emerging science from the Puget Sound.
The Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead (SIL), part of the Puget Sound recovery community, is hosting this workshop. Many thanks to our standing advisory team (SIAT) and planning team for their contributions.
The workshop is designed to identify red flag monitoring for action oriented solutions/strategies.
The February 5th Workshop day will focus on science only and will address PCBs, PAHs, PBDEs and CECs, among other toxics. We will be emphasizing emerging science and the discussion will address sources, pathways and impacts.
The February 26th workshop- Part II- will address some of the pressing issues associated with our Toxics in Fish Implementation Strategy while providing broader context regarding prevention, human health and a wide range of contaminants and toxics.
Zoom link will be sent upon registration. The final agenda will be sent before the event.
Do you have views about how water should be managed within your Basin? WSU would like to hear them!
In December 2020 and January 2021, WSU will be fielding a survey about water management to a random sample of owners of irrigated farms in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins.» More …
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2020-2021 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), 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). » More …
The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program entitled Stakeholder Informed Modeling of Innovations in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus is now accepting applications for Summer 2020. To learn more about the program and apply, please visit: https://cereo.wsu.edu/reu-stakeholder-few-innovations/. (Note: acceptance into the program will be based on a pending NSF award for this project.)
Due date for this academic year’s WA AWRA graduate fellowships in February 14, 2020. As you know each year the Washington Section of the American Water Resources Association awards 2 – $2500 fellowships to graduate students at Washington institutions of higher education. One of these fellowships is reserved for a member of a recognized student chapter. Currently there are chapters at the University of Washington and Central Washington University. The other is available to any student in a graduate program in the state that is in a course of study related to water resources. For more information and to apply
“How a citizen activist stopped state government for an entire year: Water resource management and rural development”
Monday, Sept 16, 2019 | 2:30 pm | PACCAR 202
Program Development Manager, Water Resources Program
WA Dept. of Ecology
David Christensen six years’ experience as the Program Development Manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Water Resources Program. He works with the legislature and elected officials, and leads a team that develops state policies and rules on water resource management in Washington. David has more than 20 years’ professional experience in water resource, public health and environmental management. David holds a B.S. degree from the University of Washington in Fisheries Biology and an M.S. in Limnology and Oceanography from the University of Wisconsin.
Worldwide stream and watershed restoration efforts cost billions annually. Normally, these projects are typically local-scale activities that do not have a measurable effect on ecosystem function or services. We present results from the Elwha River, where the largest dam removal ever undertaken resulted in measureable ecosystem changes. The release and transport of tens of millions of metric tonnes of sediment from former reservoirs has resulted in the transformation and rebuilding of estuarine and riverine habitats. The resumption of free passage for aquatic organisms has re-established anadromous fishes to areas that have been void of such species for 100 years and altered the migration patterns and improved the fecundity of a song bird. Our results demonstrate the critical importance of maintaining longitudinal connectivity for watershed processes and ecosystem services.
George Pess has worked in the field of fisheries and geomorphology since 1989. His primary research interest during that time has been the examination of natural and land-use effects on salmon habitat and salmon production. George has an A.B. in Economics and Environmental Science (Bowdoin College 1987), an M.S. in Forest Science (Yale University 1992), and a Ph.D. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (University of Washington, 2009). George is currently the program manager for the Watershed Program at NOAAs Northwest Fisheries Science Center and is Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.