Sediment Working Group

Sediment Working Group

Overview: The sediment working group is comprised of University of Washington faculty, researchers and students from CEE, ESS, SEFS and APL and partners from the US Geological Survey and National Park Service. The group is working to understand sediment processes in Puget Sound watersheds, focused in particular on observed or expected changes in these processes driven by shifts in land-use, climate or other factors, which may impact flooding.
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Education Working Group

Education Working Group

Education Working Group Upcoming Events, Classes, and Information: **Please scroll down to read all current and past posts** [Course Announcement]: Water Resource Economics WATER RESOURCE ECONOMICS: Evans School of Public Policy 547 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.
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Freshwater Runs!

Freshwater Runs!

CEE Hydrology graduate students (from left to right) Yifan Cheng, Claire Beveridge, Justin Pflug, Ryan Currier, and Amanda Manaster participated in the Global 6K for Water on May 6, 2017 at Gas Works Park. They had tons of fun taking a break from coding their hydrologic models and getting to run in the sun!!
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Freshwater-eScience Hands on Water Speaker Series!

Freshwater-eScience Hands on Water Speaker Series!

Please join us for the Freshwater-eScience Hands On Water seminar.   In this quarterly speaker series we will feature state of the art innovators and the tools they are building to tackle data science and modeling challenges critical to the understanding, conservation and management of freshwater resources and ecosystems, including communicating scientific information of broad societal interest. 
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Assessing Trends in Sediment Processes in Puget Sound Watershed

Assessing Trends in Sediment Processes in Puget Sound Watershed

Assessing Trends in Sediment Processes in Puget Sound Watershed We hope that this workshop will support continuing and new research collaborations. Our objective is to generate a good summary of the state of knowledge as well as a list of emerging science questions and potential impacts, and the data and modeling needed to address them.
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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

The University of Washington Freshwater Initiative creates a diverse and vibrant research community through a deliberate commitment to collaboration, technological innovation, and creativity in understanding complex environmental and human systems. We seek to advance high impact and meaningful research at the human-water interface by connecting observations, models, and stories with the communities responsible for freshwater resource management.
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What is the Freshwater Initiative?

What is the Freshwater Initiative?

Freshwater “flows” across many academic disciplines and sectors of society. Most issues surrounding freshwater are so complex that no single discipline can tackle these freshwater problems alone. To respond to growing research needs, faculty at the University of Washington (UW) College of Engineering, UW College of Environment, and UW Tacoma formed the Freshwater Initiative (FWI) in 2014.
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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

Participating Departments

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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