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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 2019 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference

June 11-13, 2019 in Snowbird, Utah

Scale new heights as we come both west and up in the spectacular Wasatch Mountains in Snowbird, Utah just outside of Salt Lake City. The challenges facing the water community are constantly increasing in number and growing in complexity. In facing an uncertain future related to water availability in the West, water overabundance and quality in the East and Midwest, and water damage in the Southeast, the need for communicating our research and ideas is ever more important.

UCOWR and NIWR invite you and your colleagues to join leading researchers, educators, water managers, and other professionals from across the country to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession.  This year’s conference is unique because, in addition to being both a scientific conference and an exploration of how universities help to meet societal goals, it will highlight the many unmet challenges in a newly uncertain cultural and regulatory climate.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral, poster, panel, lightning, and participatory presentations should be submitted electronically by January 25, 2019.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

If accepted and presented, the abstracts will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings.

Download the 2019 Call for Abstracts Flyer 


The Nature Conservancy Idaho State Director open Job position

Application Deadline is Dec 13, 2019

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is seeking a proven and dynamic leader to serve as State Director of the Idaho Chapter. The Director leads a staff of 26 with an annual budget of $3.6M. As leader in the Idaho conservation movement, the State Director plays a primary role in working with partner organizations, government agencies, elected officials and other key decision-makers to build alliances and shared agendas that advance science driven conservation outcomes in Idaho and around the world.

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Two postdoctoral positions open in the Dept. of EAPS at Purdue University

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. These positions will support collaborative research between Purdue University and the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Energy, Water, and the Environment in Arequipa, Peru. Application review will begin immediately with appointments starting as early as January 2019. Fluency in Spanish is preferred but not required.

Position 1: The successful candidate will quantify groundwater – surface water interactions across spatial scales in the Arequipa region of Peru extending from the Coropuna Ice Cap to basin agricultural regions. Candidates with experience in the analysis of stable isotopes, age-dating isotopes, and aqueous geochemistry are preferred. Candidates should contact Lisa Welp ( or Marty Frisbee ( for more information.

Position 2: The successful candidate will investigate sources of nitrate and sulfate aerosol pollution in the atmosphere and coordinate a regional rain sampling network to better understand atmospheric processes in the Arequipa region of Peru. Candidates with experience in the analysis of stable isotope tracers, atmospheric transport modeling, or geospatial data analysis are preferred. Candidates should contact Lisa Welp or Greg Michalski ( for more information.

National Science to Action Fellowship Program

Provided through a partnership between the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) and Michigan State University (MSU). This program supports Master’s and Doctoral Students in directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources.
During this one-year fellowship and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high-priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena.
The program is open to Master’s and Doctoral students at any Climate Adaptation Science Center consortium. In the Northwest, these institutions are University of Washington, Western Washington University, Washington State University, Boise State University and University of Montana. Students must be enrolled at the institution for the entire fellowship year.
Applications for the 2019 Science to Action Fellowship will be accepted starting November 1, 2018. Statements of Interest are due by January 25, 2019. Learn more about the requirements here.

Water Economics and Policy Analysis AGEC 404 (University of Idaho)

Students will learn skills to help them understand the role of economics in water resource planning. Course material will include a brief introduction to water law, basic hydrology concepts, and the economic tools necessary to evaluate irrigation, urban, and environmental water use decisions. This includes linear programming, cost-benefit analysis, residual imputation methods, regression analysis, and non-market valuation techniques.
For more information: Dr. Alexander Maas Ag Sciences Room 39C

Hydrologic technician: Forest Service research

We are search for hydrologic technician(s) at the GS-6 or GS-7 level for the Pacific Southwest Research Station of the US Forest Service. Duty station would be either Arcata, CA or Shaver Lake, CA. All grades/locations may not be filled. Please distribute widely.
You may access these announcements on the USAJobs website at on the date the jobs open, from 12:00 am through 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time on the dates listed.

GS-1316-07, Hydrologic Technician
Job Announcement #: 19-TEMP-PSW-HYDT-7DT-JN
Open Date: 23-OCT-2018 Close Date: 29-OCT-2018

GS-1316-06, Hydrologic Technician
Job Announcement #: 19-TEMP-PSW-HYDROT-6DT-CB
Open Date: 24-OCT-2018 Close Date: 30-OCT-2018

Let’s Talk About Water Challenge Grant Program

Deadline: November 2, 2018
CUAHSI’s Let’s Talk About Water Challenge Grant program supports universities in the development of their own Let’s Talk About Water (LTAW) science outreach events. LTAW events use a film screening and panel discussion to catalyze conversation between water science experts and the public. The Challenge Grant program is awarded on a dollar for dollar matching basis – meaning that CUAHSI matches funds raised by the event organizers (up to $3,000).
For more information and complete application instructions, click here.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP UM)

DDCSP UM is a two-year research and internship opportunity for bright, curious undergraduate students interested in conservation, nature, and the environment. The program is aimed at bringing more undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field into the conservation arena.
Applications open November 12th, 2018 and the deadline is on February 1st, 2019 with a priority deadline of January 11th. For graduate students interested in an environmental summer program, kindly refer them to this link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone (734) 936-0900 or email

Pathfinder Fellowship

Deadline: October 31, 2018
Graduate training in water science often focuses on a single field site, analytical, or modeling approach. The Pathfinder Fellowship program provides travel funds to graduate students in hydrology and related sciences to make an extended trip to enhance their research by adding a field site to conduct comparative research, collaborating with a research group, or working with researchers on adding an interdisciplinary dimension to a project. Fellowships are awarded to cover travel costs of up to a maximum of $5,000.
For more information and complete application instructions, click here.