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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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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Leh, an Indian town in a high desert valley in the Himalaya mountains, as it appeared just a few days before the flood. Photo: Jennifer Spatz, Global Family Travels

Geohack Week 2016

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its first Geohackweek Nov. 14 – 18, 2016! Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.  UW Freshwater hacked Geohackweek by proposing three projects related to water questions that would benefit from innovative geospatial tools in order to advance the science.
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Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (NSF-RCN)

Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (NSF-RCN)

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, the University of Washington, and the University of Alaska have been funded through The National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network to identify and develop a collaborative international research community designed to quantify the flux of nutrient-rich materials from coastal watersheds to nearshore marine ecosystems.
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Researchers gathered sediment cores from lakes in 16 major watersheds in southwestern Alaska.
Source: Lauren Rodgers

Mountains to Sea Initiative

The Mountain to Sea Initiative is designed to catalyze innovative research relevant to coastal watersheds in the Pacific Northwest and worldwide. Mountain to Sea (M2S) seeks to generate a new integrative research agenda within the UW freshwater sciences community and address key challenges facing coastal ecosystems in partnership with scientific and governmental organizations who contribute to and use water science.
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Photo: Thomas Pool

Food, Water, and Energy Dynamics in the Mekong River

The Mekong River and its watershed are facing unprecedented changes from land cover conversion, hydropower development, and climate change. This uncertain future threatens the livelihoods of over 60 million people living in the basin.  Since the early 2000’s, faculty, students, and staff from the University of Washington have partnered with local scientists to conduct multi-disciplinary science research that has led to a much better understanding of river hydrology, sediment dynamics, and carbon cycling.
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