The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural and related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory. The purpose of the Award is to encourage sound economic analysis of public policy issues that provides timely and relevant information for more effective public policy and program discussions relating to national or internationally relevant policy issues. The award is intended to focus attention on important efforts in research, education or public service, which facilitate the policy process and improve public performance and understanding. A maximum of one award is given annually. For more information, see
Grand Challenges in Earth System Modeling: Decadal Climate Variability and Change, Prediction and its Applications
The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday, 3 August 23:59 EDT For more information
The Columbia River Long Term Water Supply and Demand Forecast project team is preparing an updated long-term water supply and demand forecast for the Washington Department of Ecology, Office of Columbia River and would like your feedback. The Forecast team includes researchers from Washington State University, University of Utah, Aspect Consulting, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This forecast, updated for the Washington Legislature every five years, provides a generalized, system-wide assessment of how future environmental and economic conditions are likely to change water supply and demand by 2035.
The team will host a series of FREE public workshops June 21st – June 23rd in Tri-Cities, Wenatchee and Spokane. The purpose of these workshops is to share preliminary results from the 2016 Water Supply and Demand Forecast, provide an opportunity for public feedback and interaction, and gather input on possible improvements for the 2021 Forecast.
What to Expect:
• Presentations from researchers introducing the methodologies used and preliminary results found
• Q&A sessions with the researchers
• Open house, with time to explore results further and provide comments on the draft results
6/21 Tri-Cities – 1:30-4:30pm: WSU Tri Cities, CIC Rooms 120/120A, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA
6/22 Wenatchee – 8:30-11:30am: WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Overley Laboratory Building, Meeting Room 102 (Large Conference Room) 1100 N. Western Ave. Wenatchee, WA
6/23 Spokane – 8:30-11:30am: Enduris Training Facility, Training Room, 1610 S. Technology Blvd. Spokane, WA
RSVP not required but appreciated for planning purposes: email your name, contact information, and date/location you plan to attend to email@example.com or call 509-663-8181 ext. 265. Those who RSVP will also receive links to the draft and final reports when available.
Horton Hydrology Research Grant- due 15 April 2016
Open to graduate students in hydrology (including its physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or in water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology and law). U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to apply. (more info)
The ACS is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Evan DeLucia on 9 November 2015 (CUB 210- Junior Ballroom East) at 4:10pm. Dr. DeLucia became director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment whose aim is to synergize environmental efforts on the University of Illinois campus with nearby cities by promoting green sustainability education and outreach. (more info)
CEREO received enthusiastic feedback on the two workshops it hosted during the Spring 2015 semester. These workshops were aimed at increasing scientific productivity and reproducibility by teaching researchers fundamental software skills and best practice techniques for working with and analyzing data. The Software Carpentry workshop (April 27-28, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Karl Broman (University of Wisconsin- Madison) taught participants new techniques for data management and version control using R and Git. The Data Carpentry workshop (May 14-15, 2015) led by Kara Woo (WSU) and Naupaka Zimmerman (ASU) covered aspects of data processing and analysis using R, SQL, Excel, and OpenRefine.
A summary of material covered and an assessment report of the two workshops can be found here.