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Confluence — News for the University's water community

February 8, 2017 Issue 13 (corrected)

Governor Dayton Announces New Goal to Improve Water Quality in Minnesota 25 Percent by 2025
“25 by ‘25” goal would engage local governments, businesses, farmers, scientists, and others in a new collaborative effort to restore and improve water quality across Minnesota
Opportunities

Open Science for Synthesis: Gulf Research Program
July 10 - July 28, 2017
NCEAS, Santa Barbara, CA
Application deadline: February 20, 2017
The program is a hands-on data science course for both early career and established researchers to gain skills in data science, including scientific synthesis, reproducible science, and data management. 

The University of Oklahoma International WaTER Conference
September 18-20, 2017
Norman, OK
Abstract submission deadline: March 17, 2017.
Oral and poster presentations dealing with any technical, anthropological, sociological, cultural, social entrepreneurship, or legal aspect of water and sanitation in emerging regions are invited. Interested participants should submit an abstract of no more than 500-words to the Conference Selection Committee.

Shared Water, Shared Responsibility: Engaging Minnesota’s Communities, Students, & Policy-Makers.
March 23, 2017
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, West Bank, Minneapolis.
Call for abstracts for a poster presentation during the Year of Water Action Event.
Deadline February 15, 2017
Sponsored by the Water Resources Students In Action (WRSIA) student group, the Water Resources Center, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Grand Challenges Research: Faculty Opportunities, Phase 2
Phase 2 of the Provost’s Grand Challenge Research Initiative includes both a competitive call for proposals from interdisciplinary teams (pre-prosals due March 2) and a call for nominations for participation in a Grand Challenges Research Scholar collaborative (due March 1, 2017) for an extended period of interdisciplinary engagement.

Jobs

Assistant Extension Professor, Irrigation Specialist
University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, & Climate
Review of Applications begins March 1st, 2017

Events

We Are Water: the University and Minnesota’s Water Future
February 9, 2017
3:30pm Best Buy Theater
4th Floor, Northrop
Leaders from state government and the University will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Minnesota’s water future, and some of the ways the University can contribute to addressing the issues

Water Resources & Policy: Exploring the Risks, Benefits and Opportunities for Conservation Workshop
March 20, 2017
USDA-ERS and the US Capitol Visitor Center
Washington DC.
Attendance is open to all and registration is free. Advance registration before March 10 is required. Small travel grants are available to cover a part of the costs. To apply for a travel grant, please contact Caron Gala  cgala@cfare.org

Lectures

WRS Seminar
Climate Change as the Main Driver of Increased Streamflow in the Upper Midwestern United States
Satish Gupta, Department of Soil Water and Climate
February 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Borlaug Hall, Room 375 - St. Paul Campus

SAFL Seminar
SAFL grab bag seminar: technological resources for researchers and scientists
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 3:30pm
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota
SAFL staff have compiled a list of frequent questions that we generally get from our students and researchers about how to streamline workflow and research efforts. This seminar will provide different technological tips and tricks for students to use, including use of software to manage references and citations, draft figures, and manage calendars. 
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