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CEREO August 2021

Time to submit Special Session Proposals for the 2022 UCOWR/NIWR Conference!

UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference
June 14-16, 2022 / Greenville, SC Hyatt Regency Hotel
Proposals for special sessions due October 8
Acceptance notifications will be emailed October 22
General call for abstracts issued October 25
Abstracts due January 24, 2022
Abstract acceptance notifications sent late February 2022
Call for Special Sessions
UCOWR Conference

A deep dive into shallow waters: Managing climate change effects on stream drying in the Northwest

This workshop includes three 2-hour sessions on Tuesday October 5, Wednesday October 6, and Thursday October 7, 2021 from 1 pm to 3 pm PT/2 to 4 pm MT. To help us plan for an effective virtual workshop, please register by Tuesday September 7, 2021. Your registration will include answering a brief questionnaire to help inform workshop planning. If you consider someone else within your entity or organization is better placed to participate or if you know of another individual or organization that you think is important to include, please let us know who that is, so we can extend this invitation to them.

Registration and questionnaire:

This 2021 Deep Dive aims to support the co-development of an actionable science agenda and a community of practice around managing climate change impacts on stream permanence in the Pacific Northwest.

The October Deep Dive Workshop will bring together researchers and managers from across the region to develop this agenda. To inform these discussions, the Deep Dive team, guided and supported by an Advisory Group, have been working over the summer to assess the state of knowledge and practice associated with managing this emerging climate risk. For more information on the NW CASC Deep Dives and explore the outcomes of previous ones, please visit

Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Symposium

Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Symposium taking place (virtually) Sept 15-16. The NW RISCC Network is a partnership of regional agencies and organizations dedicated to helping practitioners address the nexus of climate change and invasive species. The network is sponsored by the NW CASC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and facilitated by EcoAdapt, and it follows the successful model established by the Northeast RISCC Network.

Excellent line-up of symposium speakers and over 350 registrants so far! Please join us if you can and spread the word to your networks.

NEON Ambassador Program

NEON is excited to announce the launch of a new NEON Ambassador program! Our vision is to scale up awareness and use of NEON data through our support of a small cohort of passionate NEON Ambassadors. We are formulating the program and initiating the outreach through a series of workshops facilitated by Knowinnovation (KI), beginning in November. We are seeking researchers and educators who are eager to help others use NEON data for scientific discovery, educational opportunities, increasing diversity and inclusion, or informing public policy.  If you are interested, please apply! And – if you have colleagues who might be interested, please encourage them to apply. Thanks for helping us get the word out. We want to make NEON data and other resources as valuable as possible to the community.


Science Policy Training Aug 30-Sept 3

You are invited to participate in the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) orientation! Orientation will be held Monday, August 30 through Friday, September 3, 2021, online and in-person.

This is an opportunity to learn about science policy, the history of science and technology policy in the U.S., how science policy works in federal government, public policy analysis, the three branches of government in Idaho, science policy communications and more from local and national experts. Additional information about orientation and the schedule (also attached) can be found here:

Register for all main sessions here.

Limited space is available for the following ISTPF orientation modules taught by renowned science policy expert Dr. Deborah Stine; please register by Thursday, August 26.

Monday, August 30, 9:30AM -12:30PM MDT
Science & Technology Policy History and Organization
Overview of the history and organization of science and technology policy in the United States, including the role of the White House, Congress and federal agencies.

Wednesday, September 1, 9:00AM-12:00PM MDT
Public Policy Analysis Part 1: Question and Policy Options
Overview of public policy analysis. Participants will identify a policy question of interest and three policy options to analyze. 

Friday, September 3, 9:30AM-12:30PM MDT
Public Policy Analysis Part II: Analysis and Recommendation
Participants will analyze their options based on four criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, equity and ease of political acceptability. They will then develop a recommendation for a policymaker based on that analysis.