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2017 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP)

The COMET® Program announces its 2017 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for NWS/Office of Water Prediction/National Water Center (NWC) Cooperative and Partners Projects:

• NWC Cooperative Projects: COMET anticipates awarding two-four competitively reviewed, 1-2-year projects, each with a budget maximum of $40,000. The deadline for submission of a preliminary synopsis is October 2, 2017, with the final proposal due December 15, 2017. For more information, please see NWC Cooperative Projects RFP and the guidelines for NWC Cooperative Project proposal submissions.
• NWC Partners Projects: COMET is currently accepting 1-year NWC Partners proposals (budgets limited to $15,000). Proposals will be reviewed as received, and approved submissions will be funded until program resources are expended. For more information, please see NWC RFP Details. It is anticipated that up to six projects will be awarded. For details on these projects, see NWC Partners Proposals.

2017 Annual Washington State Conference October 3rd, 2017 – Seattle, Washington

American Water Resources Association Washington Section
2017 Annual Washington State Conference
October 3rd, 2017 – Seattle, Washington
“The 100 Year Anniversary of the Washington Water Code:
Where We Came From and Where We’re Going”
Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Reception 5:00 to 7:00 PM)
More information

The 100 year Anniversary

Senior Environmental Scientist/Hydrologist

Starting Salary: $60,000 to $65,000 – Depending on experience, knowledge, skills, abilities
Benefits Include: Excellent Health benefits (including Vision and Dental), retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, comp-time, and a flexible schedule
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Wendy Harris wendy.harris@wwbwc.org
For more information

2018 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference

June 26-28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join us as we head east to the “Point” of confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, in the transformed “Steel City,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the 2018 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference.

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to propose a Special Session for the conference. A special session organizers’ role is to propose a relevant and timely topic, recruit speakers to submit abstracts to the session, and moderate the session during the June 2018 Conference. Special sessions can be in the form of a panel discussion, a group of 4 or more oral presentations on a specific topic, or a group of lightning (5 minute) talks followed by group discussion. Multiple session track proposals are welcome. Those interested in organizing and hosting a special session should provide
the following information:
• Title of proposed special session
• A brief description (less than 350 words) stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
• Organizer(s), including contact information
• Type of proposed session(s): panel discussion, full length talks (20 min), or lightning talks (5 min) followed by discussion
• A draft list of presenters (to submit abstracts via the general call for abstracts) and their tentative titles.

The above information should be submitted directly to the Conference Chair, Kevin McGuire (kevin.mcguire@vt.edu), and Technical Program Chair, Bryan Swistock (brs@psu.edu), no later than September 22, 2017.

Important Dates:
Proposal for special sessions due: September 22, 2017
Notification of special session acceptance: October 6, 2017
General call for abstracts issued: October 2017
Abstracts due: January 22, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: Late February 2018

General questions about the 2018 UCOWR/NIWR Conference can be directed to Karl
Williard (williard@siu.edu), Executive Director of UCOWR, or Staci Eakins
(ucowr@siu.edu), Administrative Assistant, UCOWR.

Want to learn more about UCOWR? Visit our website.

 

Workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development

The Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a second workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development to gain insights on the early-stage research and development needs in this critical area. This workshop will focus on industrial, agricultural and human needs, challenges, and future paths to solve and satisfy this nation’s issues with water manufacture, use and production. This workshop will be held on August 23-24, 2017, at the Wyndham hotel in Cleveland, OH.
As the consequences of water supply and quality of clean water become more pressing, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to ensure sufficient supplies of water at a reasonable cost and purity for the application from a variety of sources. DOE’s report on the Energy-Water Nexus identified the importance of research and development in developing technologies to provide water from a wide range of sources for diverse end uses, including industrial, agricultural, and municipal applications.
The purpose of the workshop is to discuss opportunities for major advancements in science and technology for processing of clean water. This includes, but is not limited to the fields of:
• Process, materials discovery and component structures for medium to high TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) waters, silts, brines and other contaminant removal, at low energy, low cost, and improved reliability of existing and future advanced manufacturing process technologies
• Effective and energy-efficient pre-treatment processes of feedstock and post-process transport, storage, injection of water, processed water and effluent processing
• Cost-effective energy resources for the water purification and the potential of co-production processes to recover and manufacturer other valuable minerals and elements
• Systems integration technologies that incorporates smart sensors and actuators as well as modular integration and other process intensification approaches
Please register at www.yesevents.com/CleanWaterProcessingWorkshop no later than August 18th, 2017. Attendance is limited.
View the workshop agenda here.

100th anniversary of the Washington Water Code

The Department of Ecology in the State of Washington is commemorating Washington’s first water law, which is turning 100 this year. The 1917 law was needed to address conflicts over the use of water, a resource held in common by Washington state citizens.  Members of The Water Research Center had the  pleasure among many other entities to contribute information and /or videos to the third video in the series. Check it out, its marked “new” and can be accessed from this 100 years of water law page”

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wr/hq/waterlaw-100.html

Please check out their story map as well. It is comprehensive and engaging.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution

Program: Sustainable Agriculture Program
Closing Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:
1.maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil;
2.conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat;
3.maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water;
4.protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system;
5.promote the well-being of animals; and
6.increase employment opportunities in agriculture (7 U.S.C. 5801 and 5811).
For more information

Volunteer Recruitment for MuniCon 2017 Yakima

Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 17 in Yakima, WA at the Yakima Convention Center.

The Washington Stormwater Center is in need of volunteers to help with the Washington State Municipal Stormwater Conference, MuniCon 2017. Over 300 municipal stormwater managers and related stormwater professionals around the state are registered to attend. This is a great opportunity to expand your network in stormwater by making connections and to learn about industry tools and cutting-edge management techniques.

To Volunteer:

  1. Commit to work a four-hour shift, preferably starting at 7 am or 11 am either day of the conference. We will work with you on scheduling and will do our best to accommodate your schedule.
  2. Conference fee will be waived for you to attend day one workshops, day two presentations, and networking events.

On conference days, we will need help with administrative tasks, information services, presentation assistance and other assigned tasks.

Please send your name, the best way and time to reach you (e.g. text, e-mail), volunteer work time preference, and any dietary restrictions to Laurie Larson at laurie.larson-pugh@wsu.edu or 253-445-4593.

Graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas October 4-6, 2017

Seeking graduate students with research, experience, or interest in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation.

To facilitate student attendance, WSI is funding 20 graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) student scholarships to participate in their conference. The scholarship will pay for the students a) full conference registration, b) registration for one pre-conference workshop or post-conference technical tour, c) three nights lodging at the conference hotel, d) up to $500 reimbursement for round trip airfare including luggage fees or up to $250 reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle for travel, and e) a $100 prepaid VISA card to assist with meals and miscellaneous costs. Students will be responsible for their own local transit, parking, and meals. Recipients will be reimbursed for travel by check at the conference. The maximum value of the scholarship is $1300.

Please respond via email to Jon Yoder (yoder@wsu.edu) or Jacqueline McCabe (jacquem@wsu.edu) by May 4 if you would like to receive a graduate student scholarship. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation slot, we will need their contact information and 300 word maximum abstract submitted by May 4, 2017. If you are planning to present a poster, we will need contact information (name and email) before or by May 17, 2017.

(https://www.watersmartinnovations.com/)

Meeting scheduled May 1, 11:00am in PACCAR 305 in regards to this application.