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8th Annual Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium: “The Future of Water”

April 23-24, 2018, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Oral and Poster Presentations – Workshops — Keynote Speaker — Film Screening — Networking Events Abstracts are extended to April 1st and Registration ends April 15th
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AWRA American Water Resources Association Washington Section

The launching of the new mentorship program. This opportunity is available to all members and student members of AWRA.
The goal of the AWRA-WA mentorship program is to connect young professionals and students in the field of water resources with experienced professionals who share a similar specialty and are interested in building a mentoring relationship. Those interested in being mentored can apply here, and will be required to enter some basic information which will help AWRA connect you with an appropriate mentor. AWRA will do its best to connect you with a mentor within 2 weeks of your application. Applicants will be connected with mentors on a first-come first-served basis, and in the case that an appropriate mentor cannot be found immediately, you will be contacted. The expectation is that once mentors and mentees are connected, they will arrange for mentoring activities as appropriate.
We are also always looking for experienced professionals who are interested in being mentors. Those interested can volunteer by filling out some basic information here. Volunteers’ information will be entered in our database of possible mentors, and mentors will always be contacted to confirm their availability and interest prior to connecting you with a potential mentee.
For any questions about the mentoring program, please contact Tom FitzHugh.

Spokane River Forum H2O Breakfast

Wed May 9, 2018 at 7:15 to 9:15 am
Historic Davenport Hotel (10 South Post Street, Spokane WA.)
Join us in welcoming Sandra Postel as our keynote speaker. Postel is the Founder of The Global Water Policy Project, author of “Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity” and National Geographic Freshwater Fellow.
A world traveler and water resource expert, the water resource stories Postel shares consider the costs and benefits of past water engineering feats, and new approaches to conserve and utilize this precious resource. As population growth continues and climate change challenges the capacity of our current infrastructure, her experiences and thoughts are well worth sharing. Click here to learn more about Sandra Postel.
For more information, email the Spokane River Forum at

Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund 2018 Call for Proposals

The Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund was established by Jane P. Conrad and entrusted to Washington State University in 1982 to provide seed money for supporting research and projects related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies, and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components. The proposed work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit.
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled WSU graduate students in good standing with the Graduate School. An individual or a graduate student group may apply. Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged.
Proposal Submission Deadline: 5 PM on April 12, 2018, the eREX must be submitted 2 days prior to the deadline in order to meet WSU guidelines for submission.
For more information and to apply.

Science Rules STEM Supply Drive

Currently accepting donations for the Science Rules STEM Supply Drive, which will run through Monday, April 30. This drive was created to collect supplies for local K-12 student science classes, after-school programs, and clubs. A full list of supplies can be found by going to the Ask Dr. Universe youth science outreach program ( The drop-off box is in the front lobby of the Lighty Office of Research suite.

Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes.

This conference will be held October 15-19, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
The Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter and the Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter invite presenters for the 2018 joint regional conference, Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes. The conference highlights the intersection between the practice and science of ecological restoration and ecosystem management in the Cascadia Bioregion, along with a broader continental perspective through participation of the North American Chapters of SER. We invite contributed presentations on topics that are of interest to a regional and wider continental audience of practitioners and scientists of ecological restoration and ecosystem management.
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We are still accepting proposals for symposia!
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please submit your proposal via the web form at before March 1st, 2018.
If you are interested in proposing and helping to organize a workshop or field trip, please reach out to us directly at
Please submit proposals via the web form at before April 16th, 2018:
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NSF-sponsored workshop to focus on data lifecycle training for grad students and postdocs

Travel and accommodations provided; applications due March 15, 2018
The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists and computer and information scientists so that data-intensive research is quicker, less complicated, and more productive.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the workshop will take place July 16 – 27, 2018 at RENCI, a University of North Carolina research institute located at 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. Travel and accommodations will be provided for participants, and a certificate of completion from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science will be awarded upon successful completion of the workshop.
For more information and a link to the application form, please see the UNC Cyber Carpentry Training website.

Miocene Disruptions of the Palouse River

John Bush and Pam Dunlap
March 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm, McClure Hall, Rm 209, University of Idaho
The presentation reveals the most up-to-date geologic history of the Miocene sequence. Rock chip chemistry from ten wells greater than 700 ft. (213 m) in depth was used to form a stratigraphic framework for the Grande Ronde, Wanapum, and Saddle Mountains Basalts and associated Latah sediments. Domestic well reports, test wells, outcrops, and regional comparisons were used to determine approximate time lines and develop paleogeographic reconstructions from early Grande Ronde to late Saddle Mountains time. Reconstructions include the distribution of basalt flows and the disruptions, obliterations, and reversals of drainages. The fact that the Palouse River once flowed through the basin, from Palouse to Pullman, should be of interest to those working on any phase of the geohydrology of the basin.