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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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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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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Global Proliferation of Small Hydropower Plants

Global Proliferation of Small Hydropower Plants

Increased societal demand for electricity has resulted in global proliferation of hydropower facilities, which harness and transform the energy of flowing water into a sustainable source of electricity.  However, increased public awareness about the socioeconomic costs of hydropower installations (e.g., greenhouse gas formation, decreased water quality and quantity, and decreased biodiversity) means that governments are moving away from construction of large hydropower installations and instead turning their attention to small hydropower plants.
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UW Chapter of AWRA Seeks Student Leaders

UW Chapter of AWRA Seeks Student Leaders

The award-winning UW Chapter of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is expanding their student leadership team in Spring 2018. The leadership team works together to plan at least one major event per quarter, including networking nights, guest lectures, movie nights and more. While not serving on the leadership team is not a large time commitment, it does require committed and enthusiastic leaders.
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Northwest Scientific Association Grants Competition

Northwest Scientific Association Grants Competition

The Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) is calling for applications for its 2018 Student Research Grant Competition! The NWSA annually awards grants to support student research in the pure and applied sciences conducted in the Northwest. Research grants are up to $750 for winning undergraduate and up to $1,500 for winning graduate proposals.
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Canvasback Lake Fall 2016

Job Announcement: eScience Program Specialist

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Specialist (Job #152177). The eScience Institute’s mission is to support researchers across disciplines in developing and applying advanced computational methods and tools to real world problems. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P.
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