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Water & the World As We Know It: In Conversation with Giulio Boccaletti

In his latest book, “Water: A Biography,” Giulio Boccaletti shrewdly examines how irrigation structures have informed our social structures throughout the ages. Join Future Rivers and EarthLab for a virtual exploration of Boccaletti’s work as we collectively try to enhance our relationship to, and fundamental reliance on, the most elemental substance on earth.

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ORISE Fellowship Opportunity with the NW CASC

The U.S. Geological Survey is currently accepting applications for an ORISE Fellowship with the NW CASC! This fellowship will focus on synthesizing research results from NW CASC-funded projects from 2017 through present and creating a series of “state of science” reports on topics identified in the NW CASC Science Agenda for 2018-2023. This is a one-year, full-time position based in Corvallis, Oregon, with a possibility of telework and a possible extension for two additional years. Master’s or doctoral degree required. Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

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Become a DDCSP @ UW Mentor This Summer

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @UW is seeking mentors for the 2022 summer cohort! DDCSP@UW supports scholars in finding a conservation practice and career path that is right for them. They promote interdisciplinary, biocultural conservation of lands, waters and species that is responsive to the needs and values of all communities.

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Nature and Health researchers publish new paper on the beneficial impacts of nature exposure for Amazon employees; results suggest stress reduction benefits

In these winter times when staying indoors feels especially magnetic, it’s important to reflect on the myriad of benefits that nature exposure can provide for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being — especially as employees throughout the US and across industries continue to report elevated levels of work stress.

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COP26: Reflections from the Global Climate Conference & Implications for UW

About the Event
As a UN registered Research & Independent Non-Governmental Organization (RINGO), UW sent three official delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 26. These delegates were UW’s three “observers” participating in the meetings, appointed by the Office of Global Affairs.
EarthLab and the Office of Global Affairs have invited the three UW delegates to communicate with the broader UW community their reflections on the global conference and what we – as a university and as individuals – might do to follow up. 

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2021 Nature and Health Conference Reaches a Global Audience

This past fall, over 300 attendees and speakers convened virtually for Nature & Health’s first ever three-day conference. Designed to span a variety of topics and times from October 12-14, UW’s Nature & Health team welcomed transdisciplinary experts from across the globe to share their findings on the importance of nature in human health and well-being.

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