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May 25 - California and Israel to co-host forum on Water and Agriculture Policy

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will co-host a joint forum on shared issues related to water and agriculture. The forum will bring together Israeli and Californian government officials and researchers to address water/agriculture related issues while also exploring opportunities for future innovation.
The forum will be held on May 25, 2017 in Sacramento, registration and agenda are available here.

State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water

Fish and watershed advocacy group California Trout (CalTrout) and University of California Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences, provided key results from an in-depth report today detailing the status of 32 types of salmon, steelhead, and trout that are native to California. State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water offers concerning data about the declining health of these fish populations and opportunities for stabilizing and even recovering many species.

May 12 Capitol Speaker Series: California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program

Join Professor Nicholas Pinter from the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kathleen Schaeffer a FEMA Engineer Emritus, and Dr. Rui Hui of the Center for Watershed Sciences for a discussion about California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program as they examine the question: could a state flood insurance program be right for California?

When: May 12th 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where: California State Capitol Room 126

Environmental Hydrology Monitoring Internship Program

The Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (the District) sells water to farmers in Yolo County and has an open position for the Environmental Hydrology Monitoring Internship Program  Aggie Job Link ID # 705187). 

Science Communication Career Opportunities

Rita Allen Foundation: 
Recently WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This is a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public. 

April 28: Register for the Science Communication Workshop with Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin

Join us on Friday, April 28th from 2-4pm at Ghausi Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room for a Science Communication Workshop with Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin. Registration is free and open for CWS Affiliates. 

Click this link to register. 

Amy Quinton, a science reporter for NPR affiliate Capital Public Radio, will share the do’s and don’ts of talking with the press, providing real-world examples. 

March 23 RSVP for EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminar

EPA is hosting a Watershed Academy Webcast on the latest news about the conditions in the nation’s lakes and flowing waters, based on the findings of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS). This webcast will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The NARS are collaborative surveys conducted by EPA, states, and tribes that use a probability-based statistical design to sample rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters across the U.S.

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