Spring 2017 Course: Water Resource Economics

Spring 2017 Course: Water Resource Economics

Spring Course Announcement! The course is designed for graduate students with backgrounds in public policy, engineering, hydrology, marine affairs or forestry that are interested in learning how economic tools can be applied to water resources policy. Students will gain familiarity with the basic economic insights into water scarcity problems, including static and dynamic efficiency for consumers and producers.
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NASA Freshwater ponds appear atop the Arctic ice cap during the summer melt in this image taken on July 12. The NASA-funded Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment project has been examining the ponds and the ice around them this summer. Credit: NASA

Leadership

2015-2017: Mountains to Sea Initiative is a venture of interdisciplinary faculty from the College of Engineering, the College of the Environment and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (UWT) whose research areas include hydrology, carbon cycling, fisheries and aquatic ecology, estuarine hydrodynamics, and contaminant fate.
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The color of Dolly Varden trout, this one a 16-inch (40-centimeter) adult, deepens when it’s time to spawn. Source: M Bond / UW

Vision & Mission

As a partnership with Pacific Northwest, national and global partners, Freshwater at the University of Washington is intended to promote community interaction and generates new interdisciplinary research directions within the entire water sciences community. The purpose of Freshwater is to advance freshwater science and engineering at the intersection of society and freshwater systems.
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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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Contact

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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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Researchers gathered sediment cores from lakes in 16 major watersheds in southwestern Alaska.
Source: Lauren Rodgers

Aquatic Carbon Biogeochemistry of the Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest Region

This workshop will define the state of the science for understanding carbon fluxes from Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest (PCTR) ecosystems.  It is our hope to develop a quantitative understanding of the relationships among land cover, hydrology, and riverine carbon export for to coastal environments. We will be addressing the following questions: 1) What are the biogeochemical fluxes of water and carbon across the terrestrial – freshwater – marine interfaces of the PCTR and are they changing through time?
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