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UCOWR/NIWR Virtual Water Resources Conference

June 8-10, 2021

Invites graduate and undergraduate students:
Take advantage of our special student rates!

The 2021 UCOWR/NIWR annual conference still delivers

            • Student Career Night
            • Speed Networking
            • Intriguing Plenary Speakers
            • Panel Discussions
            • Poster Sessions
            • Special Sessions on:

          Gulf Coast Hypoxia Task Force
          Innovation in Water Resources Extension
          Drinking Water Equity
          Groundwater Sustainability

          CONFERENCE AGENDA
          Early Registrations get extra discount!
          Deadline: May 14, 2021

        • REGISTER TODAY

WSU colleagues working on environmental, agricultural, and land management issues-

You are invited to a meeting this Thursday, April 22nd, at 3:00 PM, to discuss the USDA’s Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Strategy (Zoom link copied below, and attached as an Outlook item).  What we are aiming for is a set of answers to the questions posed by the USDA in the following document:

Federal Register :: Notice of Request for Public Comment on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

These questions span agriculture, forestry, biomass/biomass engineering, and environmental justice.   I welcome your written comments also, especially if you cannot attend the meeting, which I am happy to summarize in a response document to the USDA (due date is April 30th).  The USDA is not looking for a lengthy document (2-3 pages maximum).

Zoom info:     Meeting ID: 944 4803 7685   Passcode: 013155

Mark Swanson
Email: markswanson@wsu.edu

Earth Week Discussion Panel – Experts on Instream Flows

Earth Week Discussion Panel – Experts on Instream Flows

Wednesday, April 21, 4:00 pm

Happy Earth Week!! The student-led Water Resources Club is hosting a panel on the importance and impact of instream flows.  Six expert panelists will join us to offer their insights on the state of WA’s rivers and streams and water resources. The panelists represent a diversity of knowledge, including from state, tribal, academic and public perspectives.

Register here:

https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpcOCgpzouHtNIUKrpwp0FHIQlJknFd636

 

NEBC Presents Stormwater in Washington – Virtual Conference

May 5, 2021

This focused, one-day conference, hosted on an engaging virtual platform this year, is Washington’s leading stormwater event, convening regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators for learning, networking, and business development. In addition, Managing Stormwater in Washington features the region’s largest stormwater trade show with over 40 service and technology solution providers. Website Registration Agenda

Find out more »

Iowa Water 20 Conference April 6 – 8, 2021

We will be holding the Iowa Water Conference covering a wide range of water related topics in a virtual format – travel is FAST, lodging is CHEAP, and food service will be like eating at home. 

80+ speakers

70+ presentations on emergent water topics

3 virtual tours

Virtual networking breakout rooms

To register: www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/iwc2021/

If you have questions, please let me know or better yet – contact Ms. Hanna Bates ( hbates@iastate.edu )

Funding Opportunities

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) provides funding for research across the region that advances understanding of climate change impacts and variability on fish, wildlife, water, land and people. All of the NW CASC’s science investments are guided by their Science Agenda, which identifies management priorities and goals for our region.

University Consortium-Directed Research Funding

Each year, the NW CASC University Consortium provides funding for graduate students and postdocs to produce science in collaboration with natural resource managers and decision-makers, as well as instruction in the theory and practice of developing decision-relevant science. The NW CASC is currently accepting proposals for our 2021-22 Research Fellowship Program through March 15, 2021.

USGS-Directed Research Funding

NW CASC funding is also available periodically through the USGS to support research projects across the region. As part of the Climate Adaptation Science Center Network’s Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Opportunity, the NW CASC is currently seeking proposals for Northwest climate adaptation research through March 19, 2021.

For more information

The Call for Abstracts for the 2021 National Extension Energy Summit

The Call for Abstracts for the 2021 National Extension Energy Summit has been issued!   The Summit will again be held jointly with the National Sustainability Summit, this time October 4th to 6th at the Penn Stater Hotel on the campus of Penn State University.

Abstracts for oral presentations, posters, roundtable discussions, workshops, panels, demonstrations, and exhibits related to Extension energy should be submitted to the energy track.  Abstracts related to sustainability should be submitted to the sustainability track.

Abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract submission site through Monday May 3, 2021, for full consideration.

See the full Call for Abstracts for details.  Visit the NEES+NSS webpage to learn more about the joint summits.

The 2021 joint conference is being hosted by Penn State Extension, with planning support coming from the National Extension Energy Initiative (NEEI)National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE), the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, and The National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI)

 

National Science Foundation (NSF) funding priority to support students, technicians, and postdoctoral researchers

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes the major impact the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have on the scientific community. In this context, EAR has prioritized consideration of supplemental funding requests to support specific classes of personnel in the Earth sciences community whose appointments have been interrupted, delayed, or otherwise disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. EAR funds have been prioritized for supplemental requests for salary, fringe, and indirect costs to support three categories of personnel: 1) students at all levels; 2) technicians; and 3) postdoctoral researchers. The goal of this priority for supplemental support to EAR awards is to provide bridge funding to directly assist existing personnel. For more information, please see the Letter from the Earth Sciences Division Director.