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Washington Section American Water Resources Association 2021 – 22 Fellowship Announcement

The Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is seeking nominations for its 2021 – 22 Fellowship Award.  For the 2020 – 21 academic year two fellowships will be given.  One award will be to a member of a Washington Section affiliated Student Chapter.  The other award will go to a student enrolled in a graduate program at a college or university in Washington State.  Both fellowships are for a full-time graduate student completing an advanced degree in an interdisciplinary water resources subject.  In addition to $2500 in cash, the award includes a one-year membership in both the State and National AWRA, a one-year subscription to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and admission to the Washington State Section Annual Conference.

Nominations will be accepted at any time between the date of this posting and February 14, 2022

For more information and to apply

RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates with a passion for research and interest in graduate study to apply for our nationally acclaimed RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program. RISE takes place on Rutgers’ flagship New Brunswick Campus. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, and first-generation college backgrounds.

For more information and to apply

Position open in Watershed Department: SCHISM Modeler/ Oceanographer

Classification: Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary/Wage Range: $75,799- $80,854
Location: Portland, Oregon
Closing Date:  January 15, 2022

Founded in 1977, the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission is the technical support and coordinating agency for fishery management policies of the Columbia River basin’s four treaty fishing tribes: the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe. With a team of more than 130 employees in four locations in Oregon and Idaho, we work to put fish back in the rivers, protect treaty fishing rights, share salmon culture, and provide direct services to tribal fishers along the Columbia River. Our goal is to ensure healthy Columbia Basin salmon runs that support a sustainable harvest today and for future generations.

Job Summary / Primary Responsibility:   
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s (CRITFC) Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (CMOP) program is seeking a full-time experienced SCHISM modeler to continue development of SCHISM models for the Columbia River Basin (river, estuary and coastal ocean) and for the Pacific Ocean Basin. This position will work collaboratively with fish scientists and managers to integrate numerical hydrodynamic modeling into conservation and management programs for critical fish species and stocks in the Columbia River, focusing on Upper Columbia summer and fall chinook and Snake River fall chinook, but including other salmonid species, lamprey, and sturgeon. Work may include incorporating high resolution wetland modeling, water control structures, and aquatic vegetation modeling into the existing CMOP SCHISM model and continuing development of individual based modeling of juvenile salmon. This position may also participate in or lead production of peer reviewed articles, technical reports, and grant proposals.

Application procedure:
Hiring preference will be given to qualified enrolled members of federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Natives, especially to members of the four CRITFC member tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce). Veteran’s preference may also apply.

All qualified individuals, including women, veterans, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If accommodations are needed during the application process, please call 503-238-0667 and ask for Human Resources.

Note: No incomplete application will be considered. Complete application materials include a cover letter, CV/resume, a completed job application (available on our website at “employment opportunities” on bottom right corner, or by calling 503-238-0667), a copy of relevant certifications and a list of at least three professional references. Submit to:

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Attn: Human Resources
700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 1200
Portland, OR 97232
Fax: 503-235-4228

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2-year training and development opportunity in climate adaptation science

To advance climate adaptation science and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields, the Climate Adaptation Scientists of Tomorrow Program brings undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty together with CASC partners to cultivate the next generation of climate scientists.

Program Locations:

  • Auburn University: Located in Auburn, Alabama, participants in this program will focus on climate impacts on water systems in the Gulf of Mexico upland watersheds. Each student will be paired with two faculty mentors and a graduate-student mentor to provide guidance throughout the summer. In addition to undertaking their own research, participants will share programming with participants at Louisiana State University and participate in a culminating research symposium.
  • Louisiana State University: Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, participants at this location will focus their research on climate impacts on the water systems of coastal environments. Mentoring will be provided by faculty scholars and a cohort of graduate students. In addition to undertaking their own research, participants will share programming with participants at Auburn University and participate in a culminating research symposium in Auburn, Alabama.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder: Located in Boulder, Colorado, participants at this location will partner with regional Tribal Colleges and Universities to advance inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in climate adaptation science. Undergraduates will receive one-to-one mentorship from an on-campus graduate student and faculty member. The participants will work with identified mentors to identify relevant research projects and engage with other on-campus programs to gain experience in the field.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst: Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, participants will join a center with existing programs to expand the perspectives in climate adaptation research. The undergraduates will receive mentoring from other undergraduate programs, dedicated graduate students, and faculty scientists. In consultation with faculty, the participants to contribute to existing research projects focused on invasion ecology, biogeography, coastal hazards or climate change ecology.

Undergraduate Research Experience, Features and Benefits:

  • Build your climate science skills, training, and development for two years
  • Join a cohort of 12 undergraduate students with common interests across the U.S.
  • Lead an undergraduate research project in your area of interest at a leading university
  • Build strong professional partnerships with a scientist-mentor, graduate students, and faculty scholars
  • Engage in university programs to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Participate in trainings to prepare for a career in climate adaptation science


  • Participants must be enrolled as a student, full-time, at an accredited academic institution (community college, college, or university)
  • Participants must be rising sophomores or juniors
  • Participants must be in good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher)
  • Students from populations historically underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply

Financial Considerations:

  • Program provides 10 weeks of room and board for two summers
  • Program provides a stipend for two summers (depends on location, minimum of $3,500 per summer)
  • Program provides funds for round-trip travel to site
  • Medical/health insurance is not provided

Applications must be submitted by 5:00PM EST on Monday, December 20, 2021. Apply Here!


Exec. Policy on Tribal Consultation Training – 26 Jan 2022

The Office of Tribal Relation and the CNRC will be offering a virtual training on Executive Policy #41 on Tribal Engagement, Consultation, and Consent for CEREO Affiliates on January 26, 2022 at 3pm via Zoom.  This training session will provide an overview of the development of, and current standing of, EP #41 and have time for questions from participants.

Zoom information     Meeting ID: 932 6876 1959   Passcode: 972720


Transformative Climate Advocacy Program

Join us for an informative and free online conversation with the Transformative Climate Advocacy faculty. Bring your questions to this online meeting space, explore your relationship to climate change, meet other change-makers and get a taste of what we’ll be exploring and experiencing in the program. It will be fun!

Reserve your seat now:  DEC 7 @ 11 am Pacific Time

Pacific Integral’s online course, Transformative Climate Advocacy: Integrating Self, Cultures & Systems, explores new approaches with a focus on the interior dimensions of climate change by:

  • Expanding our understanding of culture and psychology in support of change work
  • Supporting personal transformation to empower change-makers
  • Leaning into the mystical domains of deeper purpose and potential

Learn More & Register

Environmental Fellows Program Application

The application for the 2020 Environmental Fellows Program is now open! The Environmental Fellows Program is a nationally competitive summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.   

Deadline to apply is January 10,2022.

The Environmental Fellows Program involves:

  • A 12-week fellowship at either an environmental grantmaking foundation, or at one of their grantees. Past placement sites include: Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Appalachian Voices; Natural Resources Defense Council, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, the Erb Family Foundation and many more!
  • A stipend of $11,000 plus a travel allowance for participating fellows.
  • Participation in the Environmental Grantmakers Association Fall Retreat.
  • Fellows work on a variety of environmental issues including but not limited to: environmental health, energy justice, marine conservation, transit solutions, food justice, and more!
  • Fellows receive training in: diversity, equity, and inclusion; institutional culture; and professional development.


Please also share this opportunity (and the attached flyer) with any graduate students who have an interest in exploring the world of environmental grantmaking/philanthropy and/or are passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental field.


We will host informational webinars on Wednesday, November 17 from 12-1pm ET and Thursday, November 18 from 3-4pm ET if you would like to learn more. Please RSVP here. Details and link will be sent to those able to join as the date gets closer.

You can also visit to learn more/apply or feel free to contact Molly Blondell or Donna Williams at


Dubai International Conference on Water in Arid Regions Accepting Abstracts

The international conference “Water Resources Management and Sustainability: Solutions for Arid Regions” will be held March 22- 24, 2022, as part of Dubai’s EXPO 2020. I am a member of the conference’s Scientific Committee. To be held in conjunction with observance of World Water Day (March 22), the conference will address a wide range of topics on water resources and include free workshops on AI and GIS/Remote Sensing applications. Conference organizers, the National Water and Energy Center, UAE University, in collaboration with the South Australian Goyder Institute for Water Research and the South Australian Department for Environment and Water, are inviting presentation abstracts. The call for abstracts is open until December 1, 2021. Papers are invited that relate to a broad set of conference themes from Socio-Economic Water Studies and Water Resources Sustainability to Advanced Technologies in Water Resources Management and Karst and Coastal Zone Management and Water Resources, among others. Accepted full-length papers will be considered for publication in the book series Water Science and Technology Library, published by Springer. Extended abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

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Sustainability Sessions during the Microsoft Research Summit 2021

Sustainability Sessions during the Microsoft Research Summit 2021

We’d like to promote the inaugural Microsoft Research Summit taking place next week as it includes two sessions on sustainability related research, specifically on driving towards carbon negative.

Check out additional details on the summit below and register here today!

Advancing technology, benefiting humanity 
For 30 years, our research community at Microsoft has worked across disciplines, institutions, and geographies to envision and realize the promise of new technologies for Microsoft and society. Today, we’re inviting the global science and technology community to continue this exploration—because ensuring that future advancements benefit everyone is up to all of us.

Our inaugural Microsoft Research Summit will be held October 19-21, streaming virtually. You will hear from over 300 science and technology leaders from around the world who are driving advances across the sciences and pushing the limits of technology toward achieving a meaningful impact on humanity.

Immerse yourself in subjects like AI for industries, machine learning, sustainability, privacy and security, health and life sciences, and so much more. You will also have the opportunity to engage with speakers in live Q&A sessions during the event. Learn more and register!

The Research Summit workshop on ”Research for Carbon Negative” will happen next Thursday, Oct 21, 8-11 AM PT. The workshop will be virtual, live and interactive and will feature 4 parallel breakout discussions of critical research needs in:

  • Carbon removal, led by Ben Cutler
  • Green energy, led by Weiwei Yang
  • Materials science, led by Bichlien Nguyen
  • Climate economics and policy, led by Nicole Immorlica and Alberto Arribas Herranz

To register for the workshop and/or tracks, first register for the Microsoft Research Summit, then find the workshop in the Session Scheduler and select “Add session” to reserve your spot. A Microsoft Teams link to the workshop will be available 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Interested in catching up on previous Azure Sustainability Culture of Learning sessions? Check out the recordings here.

Azure Sustainability Culture of Learning v-team // Azure Sustainability CoL