AWRA-WA State Conference 2018

AWRA-WA State Conference 2018

Early Bird Registration is open through September 16th! The American Water Resources Association, Washington Section (AWRA-WA) welcomes you to join us for an interdisciplinary investigation of Washington water resource management. This year’s conference will delve into several key Washington State Supreme Court decisions as well as recent legislation to evaluate how water management in our state may be required to adapt to meet stresses from development pressures and water use.
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Cyberseminar Series: Major Challenges in Key River Basins

Cyberseminar Series: Major Challenges in Key River Basins

Join us for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI) 2018 Fall Seminar Series: Major Challenges in Key River Basins Around the World, which will take place on Thursday at 4pm PST, beginning September 20, 2018. In this seminar series, you will hear perspectives from a diverse set of emerging researchers regarding the challenges and possible solutions facing major transboundary river basins in the world, such as the Indus River Basin in Pakistan, the American and Sacramento River Basins in California, the Ohio River Basin in the United States Midwest, and the Nile River Basin in Ethiopia.
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WaterHackWeek 2019

WaterHackWeek 2019

The University of Washington Freshwater Initiative and eScience Institute are proud to present the 1st annual WaterHackWeek! What is WaterHackWeek? WaterHackWeek is a 5-day collaborative workshop event to be held at the University of Washington in conjunction with the eScience Institute from March 25-29, 2019. Participants will learn about open source technology, models, and data for conducting state-of-the-art freshwater research.
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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? Are you passionate about storytelling? Do you love arts/humanities AND science? 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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Fieldwork in Forks

Fieldwork in Forks

By Amanda Manaster, PhD Student, University of Washington Civil & Environmental Engineering Summer is one of the busiest times for scientists doing field work, and I’m no exception—I get out to the field regularly during the summer. At the end of June, I was in Forks, Washington calibrating tipping buckets for my research project.
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Ground-Truthing “Greenness” in Arctic Lakes

Ground-Truthing “Greenness” in Arctic Lakes

By Catherine Kuhn, PhD Student, University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Imagine a vast flatness stretching in all directions. Now fill that space with bird songs, the rustling of bull rushes, and the drone of a float plane vanishing into the distance. In July 2018, I found myself perched on the edge of a lake in the Yukon Flats Wildlife Refuge with a pile of gear at my feet, watching the tiny dot of the plane disappear south into the foothills of the Crazy Mountains.
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Hacking Communications Solutions following Natural Disasters

Hacking Communications Solutions following Natural Disasters

Freshwater Initiative student Jimmy Phuong is a UW School of Medicine PhD Candidate in Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education studying computationally intensive, data-driven knowledge discovery in health research.  He is currently facilitating the collection of spatio-temporal, socio-demographic data in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. In June 2018, he had the opportunity to participate in Meshing with Data, a 43-hour hackathon which brought together computer scientists, software engineers, and other scientists to innovate solutions to communications problems following natural disasters.  
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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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