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Future Rivers Spring Speaker Series

Save the dates for our upcoming lunchtime film and speaker series! Each session will start with a one-hour screening of an episode of the PBS docuseries H2O The Molecule That Made Us, followed by a facilitated conversation and open Q&A with an expert panel focused on main themes of that episode (e.g., big data, history and civilization, and the intersection of health and global water politics).

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New Resource for Water and Drought Management: 2020 PNW Water Year Assessment

The 2020 Pacific Northwest Water Year Assessment summarizes the water year conditions and connects these conditions with impacts experienced by farmers, water managers, fisheries managers, and more. Two of the lead authors on the report – Crystal Raymond and Karin Bumbaco – are from the UW Climate Impacts Group and the Office of the Washington State Climatologist, respectively. 

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Population health grants boost wildfire and climate research

In addition the the EarthLab-Population Health grant awarded to "Characterizing risk communication around smoke exposure in rural and tribal communities in the Okanogan River airshed emphasis area," EarthLab celebrates member organization directors Jeremy Hess (Climate Health and the Global Environment) and Jason Vogel (Climate Impacts Group) for their newly funded project, "A collaboratory to support equitable and just climate action"

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Apply today to be our next marketing & communications specialist

We are seeking a full-time marketing and communications specialist to join our communications and engagement lead in supporting and amplifying our program and our eight member organizations. This is an outstanding opportunity to use your communications expertise to bring the UW and wider community together to solve pressing environmental challenges.

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Green ways to keep food trucks clean

To bring attention to effective alternatives, experts from the University of Washington, a state agency and a nonprofit formed a team to identify and promote safer cleaning methods, starting with food trucks. Read more about the EarthLab-funded project, Clean SHiFT (Safety & Health in Food Trucks).

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