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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


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!

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:

Lower Columbia River, Estuary: “One River, Ethics Matter” 7th Annual Conference

December 9-10, 2020

7th annual conference on ethics and the past and future of the Columbia River

River of Time:  From Canoes to Freighters to 2160 and the 7th Generation

Tribal host:  Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Academic host:  Washington State University – Collective for Social and Environmental Justice, Native American Affairs

Sign up for free here: Registration

Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC)

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) is excited to welcome our 2020-2021 Research Fellows at Washington State University as they kick off their Fellowship activities this fall:

Michelle Audie

Michelle Audie‘s NW CASC research will focus on Decline of the Western Red Cedar: Using Tree Rings to Understand Mortality Patterns and Identify Drought-Resilient Populations Under Climate Change. Michelle’s project investigates the stress and decline of western red cedar throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her study combines field-based data collection, tree ring measurements, statistical analyses and computer-modeling to understand the site characteristics that sustain or degrade western red cedar growth and resilience to drought and other climate stressors.

Kelsey King

Kelsey King‘s NW CASC research will explore Climate Impacts on Nectar Resources of the Endangered Fender’s Blue Butterfly. Kelsey’s project will evaluate the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly’s nectar resources for the near future based on the estimated climate-related timing changes of the butterflies and nectar plants. Kelsey will create a nectar calculator that allows managers to evaluate patches of Fender’s blue habitat to ensure the butterflies have proper nectar resources.

The NW CASC Research Fellowship Program enables graduate students and postdocs from a variety of scientific backgrounds to conduct actionable climate adaptation science in collaboration with regional natural resource managers and decision-makers, while receiving training in the principles of actionable science. Fellows represent NW CASC’s consortium universities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. We are thrilled to have these new Fellows on our NW CASC team, helping advance our mission to deliver science to help fish, wildlife, water, land and people adapt to a changing climate. Learn more about the NW CASC’s science, tools, opportunities and events by signing up for the NW CASC Connections newsletter.


Call for Abstracts: 11th Northwest Climate Conference

Abstracts are due Friday, November 27

The 11th Northwest Climate Conference will take place online on April 6-8, 2021.

Special Sessions Abstract Submission

Oral Presentation Abstract Submission

Poster Abstract Submission

The Program Committee welcomes submissions on a range of themes and topics related to climate science, impacts, adaptation and management decisions. We welcome presentations on work that links science, decision makers and communities.

The Northwest Climate Conference (NWCC) is committed to building equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice and supporting equitable climate adaptation outcomes. Abstracts related to these topics are strongly encouraged. If you know of organizations involved in this work, please share the call for abstracts with those organizations.

In addition to soliciting presentations that specifically address climate justice and equitable climate outcomes, all submitting authors are asked to consider how their work connects to issues of diversity and equity, and how the conference can better support equity and diversity in climate science, policy, and adaptation practice.

The Program Committee will group abstracts primarily by theme and secondarily by topic. Topics include drought, wildfire, extreme events, coastal flooding, human and ecosystem health and resiliency planning. Topics of broad interest that are approachable for a wide audience are strongly encouraged. Visit the Northwest Climate Conference website for more information about themes and topics.

The Northwest Climate Conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with a diverse community of experts fostering a more climate-resilient Northwest. The event brings together practitioners, scientists, tribal communities and decision makers to share knowledge, ideas and best practices related to climate change science, impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest.


FY 2021 WRC Small Grant Program Call for Proposals

The State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) is soliciting research proposals for submission under Section 104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act. The objectives of this program are to sponsor research that fosters

  1. Climate change effects on water supply, demand, and quality.
  2. Analysis of policy and law relating to water resource management.
  3. Fate and transport of nutrients and emerging contaminants in the environment.
  4. Remote sensing of hydrologic systems and/or water use.
  5. Applied science and solutions for addressing groundwater decline.
  6. Surface-groundwater interactions and conjunctive use management.

The deadline for proposals is November 22,2020.

Visit the WRC website for More Information

Brown Bag Webinar: Water for Nature: University of Arizona Resources Research Center

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Location: Webinar Only

Speaker: Kristen Wolfe, Coordinator, Sustainable Water Network

Kristen Wolfe will be presenting Water for Nature, a talk focusing on environmental water, the forgotten/ignored stakeholder in water policy, management, and law. Leaving water for nature out of water laws and management has had dire consequences for our rivers, streams, and springs. Climate change and unsustainable growth are accelerating river depletion. It is time to find ways to allow for water for nature. Human uses depend on healthy, flowing rivers.

Register for the Webinar