CEWA 599: CUAHSI Virtual University

CEWA 599: CUAHSI Virtual University

FALL 2018: CUAHSI Specialized Online Hydrology Modules The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of the Hydrologic Sciences Inc. (CUAHSI) has organized online, inter- university courses to enhance the depth and breadth of graduate course offerings at universities across the nation, increase the rate of uptake of new research, and facilitate networking among our hydrologic community.The format of the course is designed to give you flexibility to select topics most relevant to you from a list of modules that are being offered by leading faculty in these specialized research niches from across the country.
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Call for Abstracts: 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Call for Abstracts: 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference

Call for Abstracts Now Open! The call for abstracts for the 9th Annual Northwest Climate Conference – Working Together to Build a Resilient Northwest is now open. Submit your abstract for special sessions, oral presentations, and posters by Friday, June 8, 2018 to the abstract submission page.
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Field Notes: Snow Science in Switzerland

Field Notes: Snow Science in Switzerland

In February and March 2018, Freshwater Initiative graduate students Ryan Currier and Justin Pflug from the University of Washington Mountain Hydrology Research Group, had the opportunity to take snow research to the field at the Institute of Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos, Switzerland. Going out to the field took on a whole new meaning in the highest elevation city of Switzerland, with field sites only minutes from their front door.
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Get to Know the Center for Urban Waters

Get to Know the Center for Urban Waters

By Nina Zhao Located along the shores of Commencement Bay in Tacoma, WA, the Center for Urban Waters is a revolutionary research facility designed with the environment in mind.  The founding partners of the Center for Urban Waters – the City of Tacoma, the University of Washington-Tacoma, and the Puget Sound Partnership – are committed to seeing this unique, innovative water research facility grow along with water research demands.
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Science, Water, and Basketball at Campbell Farm: Tales from an Alternative Spring Break

Science, Water, and Basketball at Campbell Farm: Tales from an Alternative Spring Break

By Sally Landefeld Image Credit: Zihan Cao, University of Washington With finals in the rear-view mirror, most University of Washington (UW) students can think of little else but those two magical words that have been teasing them all winter: Spring Break.  While my friends took off for Cabo, slept in past noon, or backpacked on the Olympic Peninsula, I climbed into a UW van destined for a decidedly more unusual spring break location. 
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UW Student Film Contest 2019

UW Student Film Contest 2019

STEM Majors: Looking to blow off some STEAM through film making? The 2nd UW Student Film Contest is now open to STEM majors all over the world. The contest is open to students of all levels (undergraduate to post-graduate) with a desire to collaborate with arts/humanities majors.
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Geohackweek 2018: Now Accepting Applications

Geohackweek 2018: Now Accepting Applications

Photo Credit: University of Washington eScience Institute Applications to participate in Geohackweek 2018 are now open! WHAT: Workshop on Geospatial Data Science WHEN: September 10-14, 2018 WHERE: University of Washington eScience Institute Geohackweek is a 5-day hackweek held at the University of Washington eScience Institute. Participants will learn about open source technologies used to analyze geospatial datasets.
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Children make the long walk home with containers of polluted water they scooped from holes they dug in a dry riverbed. (Note: Cheru out of the frame in these photos.) Carrying a tea kettle, Cheru Lotuliapus, 5, (wearing red skirt and green shirt) walks with other children twice a day to dig for water in a dry riverbed in West Pokot, Kenya.  A first-year kindergarten student, she carries water to school and returns home by way of the waterhole to refill her kettle. With other school children, she walks more than 6km a day for water.

Kenya
West Pokot County
Location: Ptoyo; sublocation: Kesot; village: Chepoyotwo
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2018 Global 6K for Water: Run with Us!

Photo Credit: Kathryn Reid for World Vision Inc. Join the UW Freshwater Initiative at the 2018 Global 6K for Water on May 19, 2018 in Gas Works Park! WHAT: Global 6K for Water WHEN: May 19, 2018 WHERE: Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA Six kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world must walk for water -water that isn’t always safe for human consumption.
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Over several years, melt water flowing off the Greenland ice sheet carved this 60-foot deep canyon (note people standing at the right for scale). Source: Ian Joughin, Univ. of Washington

Job Announcement: Freshwater-eScience Research Scientist

Civil and Environmental Engineering and the eScience Institute have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 4 at the University of Washington, Seattle Campus. The Research Scientist/Engineer will provide research support and develop leadership in the interdisciplinary Freshwater Initiative in collaboration with College of Engineering, College of the Environment, and UW Tacoma researchers. 
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FISH 447/448: Watershed Ecology & Management

FISH 447/448: Watershed Ecology & Management

Looking for a way to get your feet wet in watershed science? Enroll in Watershed Ecology and Management in Spring 2018, an investigation of stream and river ecosystems from a watershed perspective…and a darn good time. Lectures will feature: Multidisciplinary views of the fundamental processes governing the striation and function of flowing aquatic ecosystems.
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