Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalaya mountains, as it appeared just a few days before the flood. Photo: Jennifer Spatz, Global Family Travels

Geohack Week 2016

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its first Geohackweek Nov. 14 – 18, 2016! Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.  UW Freshwater hacked Geohackweek by proposing three projects related to water questions that would benefit from innovative geospatial tools in order to advance the science.
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Canvasback Lake Fall 2016

“Critical Data Needs in Freshwater Research” Workshop

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 we gathered to hear talks on what is important in water and learned how your skills could be used to help. In this workshop we heard from regional leaders and innovators in freshwater science and engineering, in an effort to define new opportunities, build understanding, and complement ongoing research.
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Confluence - By Awad Schmaltz

UW Freshwater at the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)

Confluence – By Awad Schmaltz In an ongoing experiment to link art and science, researchers from the Climate Impact Group and Civil & Environmental Engineering partnered with local artists to develop exhibits on topics like climate change, sediment dynamics and water quality with visual expression.  The collaboration was facilitated by UW research partner Skagit Climate Science Consortium, and included the Skagit Land Trust, Skagit Watershed Council, and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. 
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Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (NSF-RCN)

Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (NSF-RCN)

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, the University of Washington, and the University of Alaska have been funded through The National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network to identify and develop a collaborative international research community designed to quantify the flux of nutrient-rich materials from coastal watersheds to nearshore marine ecosystems.
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A Conversation on Freshwater Research in Washington

A Conversation on Freshwater Research in Washington

On April 19, 2016 we hosted a conversation about Freshwater Research on UW’s campus. First we heard from State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) Directors Jon Yoder and Jen Adam (UW CEE alum) to learn more about emerging collaborations and activities in freshwater research across the State of Washington.
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