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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

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


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

Pathways to Science – Searchable Funding Opportunity Database

Pathways to Science – Searchable Funding Opportunity Database

Pathways to Science has a searchable database of postdoctoral funding opportunities that upper level graduate students looking for funding opportunities might find useful.
There are currently have 174 postdoc-level funding opportunities and research programs posted on the site. There are several with upcoming deadlines and quite a few with rolling application deadlines as well.


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:


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 »

C-NSPIRE Graduate Certificate Program- Now Recruiting!

We are looking for new students!  The C-NSPIRE program is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program aimed at students interested in biogeochemistry or nutrient-related research and science policy.  Through this certificate, students develop curricular and experiential expertise in navigating the science-policy interface.  The attached flyer and our website can be viewed for more information:   Any questions can be emailed to

Here’s a link to our flyer:

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:

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

New Research Opportunity for Summer 2021 at the Earth Institute, Columbia University

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is offering remote summer research experiences for undergraduates and educators and applications are due on Friday, April 9 at 5:00pm ET. This is also a new site this year and is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) division.

We are very excited about this opportunity and are reaching out to you to see if you can help us spread the word about it. These research experiences will introduce participants to transdisciplinary science being done at the Earth Institute. Participants will work through the scientific process to better understand the latest climate change research and how it is gathered, analyzed, and communicated for relevant stakeholders and policymakers.

All the important deadlines are below, along with the program dates. Applications are now open and all the info you’ll need can be found on this page.

We are holding an info session this Wednesday, March 17 at 4:00pm ET where students and educators interested in applying can come and ask questions about the application process and meet their potential mentors (RSVP link here). For your reference, I’ve included a list of all of the 2021 projects so it can be forwarded easily.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Applications open
  • Friday, April 9, 2021 – Applications due by 5:00pm ET; we will allow up to one additional week for letter writers to submit their letters online, letters are due by 5:00pm ET on Friday, April 16, 2021)
  • May 3-7, 2021 – Applicants will be notified about decisions
  • 2021 program dates: June 7 to August 13, 2021

The program features:

  • Research project under the supervision of a Columbia scientist;
  • Opportunities to work on impactful scientific projects with both Columbia staff and external stakeholders that bring climate science research to direct community users
  • Training in data analysis and techniques, lab safety, professional ethics, and career and networking opportunities
  • Special lectures and workshops
  • Stipend of $6000