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2021 PNW Water Research Symposium

The Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles, is a two-day, student-centric conference highlighting outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. This year the conference will be held virtually April 12-13th, 2021. The conference aims to connect individuals, build skills, and share knowledge between students, university faculty, staff, and professionals. This symposium brings students from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and beyond to present their proposed, ongoing, or completed research.


Current graduate and undergraduate students conducting freshwater-related research in any field (science, policy, engineering, etc.) are invited for presentations. This conference is open to anyone to attend. There is no cost to present or attend. The Symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of ideas among students, university faculty, professionals working in water resources, and the surrounding community.

Register to attend or present here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at


New Summer 2021 Research Experience for Undergraduates!

Washington State University has a new Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) and is recruiting students for our Summer 2021 program!   This REU builds on our existing Food-Energy-Water (FEW) research project and aims to help students explore the problems and possibilities of sustainable FEW management.  Grounded by our stakeholder network, this REU will focus on exploring different technological, policy, and management innovations that could help us cooperatively manage our food, energy, and water resources for a just and sustainable future.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is February 15, 2021!   For more information about the program, see our website at: or reach out to Dr. Julie Padowski ( with questions.

Toxics in Puget Sound Workshop

9am-4:30pm on Friday, February 5th to hear updates about monitoring, research and emerging science from the Puget Sound.

The Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead (SIL), part of the Puget Sound recovery community, is hosting this workshop.   Many thanks to our standing advisory team (SIAT) and planning team for their contributions. The workshop is designed to identify red flag monitoring for action oriented solutions/strategies.

The February 5th Workshop day will focus on science only and will address PCBs, PAHs, PBDEs and CECs, among other toxics.  We will be emphasizing emerging science and the discussion will address sources, pathways and impacts.

The February 26th workshop- Part II- will address some of the pressing issues associated with our Toxics in Fish Implementation Strategy while providing broader context regarding prevention, human health and a wide range of contaminants and toxics.

Zoom link will be sent upon registration. The final agenda will be sent before the event.

Register here.

Thank you to our funder, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ChEREO! – Save the Date Jan 28, 3pm

ChEREO! – Save the Date 

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, Jan 28th at 3pm– our first ChEREO! event.  ChEREO! is your monthly opportunity to meet other CEREO affiliates.  Come to our virtual space to take a break from the grind- you can chat with other affiliates, hear about what CEREO has brewing, or join in on informal discussions about interdisciplinary, environmental topics and ideas.  We hope to see you there!

Inaugural WA Climate Assembly Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 6 PM PST – 8 PM PST
Price: Free · Duration: 2 hr
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
We are calling communities throughout Washington State to tune into the conversation of climate pollution at Washington State’s inaugural Climate Assembly. Join us LIVE to listen to the beginning stages of the Assembly process, which aims to find potential solutions for climate mitigation that will be recommended to the State Legislature.
After the Inaugural Assembly meeting, Assembly members will attend a series of learning sessions where they hear from climate change experts and interested parties on a variety of topics.
In February, Assembly members will deliberate on all that they’ve learned and will then vote on a set of recommendations that they will present to decision makers.
The question that the assembly (and presenters) will be addressing is: How can Washington State equitably design and implement climate mitigation strategies while strengthening communities disproportionately impacted by climate change across the State?

C-NSPIRE Graduate Certificate Program- Now Recruiting!

We are looking for new students!  The C-NSPIRE program is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program aimed at students interested in biogeochemistry or nutrient-related research and science policy.  Through this certificate, students develop curricular and experiential expertise in navigating the science-policy interface.  The attached flyer and our website can be viewed for more information:   Any questions can be emailed to


Here’s a link to our flyer:


PUBLIC NOTICE, UPCOMING JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Pathways Recent Graduate: GS-11/12 Geographer/Physical Scientist (Climate Impacts)

Climate Adaptation Science Centers
Duty Station: Raleigh, NC or Minneapolis, MN

Vacancy announcement ( opening November 16, 2020 with negotiable start date.

Do you know how to analyze and interpret climate model output? Do you like working and learning with experts from other disciplines? Do you want to help other disciplines better understand and use climate science? Then USGS wants you!

We are recruiting for a current or recent graduate student to engage with natural resource managers and USGS scientists to develop and deliver climate science research and technical assistance to better understand the impacts of a changing climate on eastern US ecosystems and species. Applicants should have a firm understanding of climate models and appropriate application of model outputs (including
‘downscaled’ climate model projections) in impact studies. Applicants should have experience working with climate data (observations and modeled) and translating climate science and data into products that are relevant, useful, and useable to partners.
The position will focus on :

  • Conducting quantitative analyses of climate observations and future scenarios at spatial and temporal scales that are relevant to natural resource managers in the eastern US;
  • Integrating climate model projections into species, habitat, and ecosystem response models; and
  • Developing graphics and written summaries to communicate and translate scientific results for use by natural resource managers and decision makers.

Interested but want to know more?

Please contact Ryan Boyles (, Deputy Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.


18th Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) National Student Design Competition Focusing on the P3 Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) and Informational Webinar


Open/Close Dates: November 13, 2020 – February 9, 2021

Informational Webinar:

EPA announces the release of the 18th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on P3 – Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles to create innovative projects to address environmental challenges and develop real-world solutions. EPA is seeking applications in the research areas of Air Quality, Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, and Chemical Safety. Innovative research can take the form of wholly new applications or applications that build on existing knowledge and approaches for new uses. Projects must embody the P3 approach, combining intention and capability to improve the quality of people’s lives, provide economic benefits, and protect the environment.

Informational Webinar Meeting Information
Join us for an informational webinar on the P3 RFA. Learn about EPA’s P3 program, topics in this year’s funding opportunity, and how to apply. EPA P3 program experts will be available to answer questions during a question & answer (Q&A) session following the presentation. A copy of the webinar presentation will be available at for those unable to participate in the scheduled webinar.

Webinar Objectives:
• Learn about the P3 Program
• Review topics of open 2020-2021 P3 Phase I RFA
• Learn how to apply for a P3 grant
• Share frequently asked questions

For general information on how to apply, visit

To join the 2020- 2021 P3 Informational Webinar:

AGEN/BSEN 892: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) from a One Health Perspective

Spring 2021 Tuesdays 1:00-1:50pm

Engage with invited experts and students nationwide to learn about our shared responsibility to understand and address AMR for the health of humans, animals and the environment.

The course is listed as:
ANIM_SCI 504 Special Topics
WEB ARR         Jan 19–Apr 30
Special Topic Title: Special Topics

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Online delivery with at least one opportunity each week for students to interact synchronously with the instructor at the original time identified above. The Instructor will define the synchronous interaction.

Flyer and course outline