Freshwater Initiative

Freshwater Initiative

In 2014, the University of Washington College of the Environment and the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering committed to aligning the University of Washington as a world leader in understanding the physical, biological and human dimensions of freshwater resources.  David Butman (SEFS-CEE), Faisal Houssain (CEE-UWT), Edward Kolodziej (UWT-CEE) and Gordon Holtgrieve (SAFS) represent 4 new faculty across two campuses and 4 departments.  
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Researchers gathered sediment cores from lakes in 16 major watersheds in southwestern Alaska.
Source: Lauren Rodgers

Mountain to Sea Initiative

Mountain to Sound: Advancing freshwater research in the Northwest and the world: Committee: Alexander Horner-Devine (CEE), Erkan Istanbulluoglu (CEE)1, Daniel Schindler (SAFS), Julian Olden (SAFS),  Jessica Lundquist (CEE), Faisal Hossain (CEE & UWT), Gordon Holtgrieve (SAFS), David Butman (SEFS & CEE) Edward Kolodziej (UWT & CEE) and Joel Baker(UWT) Freshwater systems are essential to human health and well being.  
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Canvasback Lake Fall 2016

Units

Many research and academic units at the University of Washington have research and faculty focused on freshwater topics. Below are descriptions and links to the departments that focus on freshwater quality, ecosystems, and policy. Center for Urban Waters – UW Tacoma Research conducted by University of Washington Tacoma scientists at the Center for Urban Waters seeks to understand and quantify the sources, pathways and impacts of chemical pollutants in urban waterways.
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Facts, Rankings, & Data

Facts, Rankings, & Data

With hundreds of researchers focused on aquatic systems, and more than 70faculty and 100 courses focused on freshwater, the University of Washington is a critical source of freshwater knowledge and understanding. This excellence is recognized in our ranking by Elsevier, the scientific literature giant and the Stockholm Water Institute.
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Confluence - By Awad Schmaltz

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Engineering Washington: Sustainable Water in a Wet Region

Engineering Washington: Sustainable Water in a Wet Region

The Mountain to Sea Initiative at UW is supporting an Education working group. We hope this summer course is the first of many innovative courses bringing a watershed perspective to our classrooms and our students to the watersheds.  Please forward this course description to your colleagues, students, and email listservs.Please forward this course description to your colleagues, students, and email listservs.  
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