Postdoctoral Opportunity: Quantitative Ecology

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Quantitative Ecology

Dr. Steve Katz and Dr. Stephanie Hampton of Washington State University are seeking a postdoctoral associate for collaboration in freshwater research, with a general emphasis on highly quantitative approaches to understanding ecology and system stability, but with specific topics to be defined primarily by the successful candidate.
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UW AWWA-WEF: Sweep the Bay!

UW AWWA-WEF: Sweep the Bay!

Join the UW AWWA-WEF Chapter for an evening of paddling and clean-up on Lake Union! The UW AWWA-WEF community will be hosting its annual Union Bay clean-up on Friday, June 8th, 2018.  Clean waterways, improve local ecology, and help make the University of Washington look great!  
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Coal mining has negative impact on freshwater stream biodiversity

Coal mining has negative impact on freshwater stream biodiversity

Coal energy is expected to remain a key component of the national electricity portfolio until 2040, according to the Energy Information Administration.  Previous research suggests that coal mining operations can negatively impact the environment.  For instance, mountaintop-mining valley fill operations, common across Appalachia, often result in bioaccumulation of toxic chemicals in fish while other mining operations acidify freshwater streams. 
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Long-term water resources data collection network is shrinking

Long-term water resources data collection network is shrinking

Though nearly 71% of the Earth is covered in water, less than 3% of Earth’s water is fresh water, and only about 0.3% is readily available to humans in lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.  Reliable accounting of this limited resource is therefore fundamental to manage freshwater allocations to both ecosystems and society. 
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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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