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Graduate Student Water Resources Group Winter Newsletter

Hey Graduate Student Water Resources Group! We hope your Winter Quarter is going well. Check out the list of upcoming events and opportunities you may be interested in:

Winter Quarter Water Research Workshop

Are you interested in learning about ongoing water research?
Are you currently working on a water research project and want practice presenting your work?

Join us on February 25th for the Winter Quarter Water Research Workshop.  You can sign up for a 10 minute slot to present your work or just come, meet other students interested in water topics and enjoy the presentations.  Presenters can take advantage a casual environment to workshop their presentation and gain feedback from an audience of peers.  Everyone who RSVPs can enjoy pizza from Lamonica’s!

Event Date: February 25th 2019 6:00pm-7:30pm
Event Location: Bunche Hall Geography Library – located on the Ground Floor, look for signs!

To attend, RSVP here. To present, RSVP here.

Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems Application

The INFEWS (Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems) application for the 2019-2020 cohort is now open. Innovation at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems is an NSF-funded graduate traineeship in integrated urban solutions for food, energy, and water management. The program is for PhD or MS students pursing a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or a related field at UCLA. In addition to the normal requirements of their degree program, INFEWS trainees will participate in additional training elements. These elements are designed to enrich the graduate experience without extending time to degree. For more information on the INFEWS program visit their website.

Applications will be accepted from prospective and current graduate students. Exceptional incoming PhD students may be offered a one-year fellowship ($34,000/year plus tuition and fees). Fellowships are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. International students are eligible to join the program, but will not be eligible for fellowships. Students from diverse backgrounds and those traditionally underrepresented are especially encouraged to apply.

The priority deadline is March 1, 2019. Click here to apply.

UN Environment – UN Young Champions of the Earth

UN Environment is on the hunt for the next Young Champions of the Earth.
In 2019, seven young people, selected from every global region will be named UN Young Champions of the Earth.

These winners will receive: seed funding, intensive training, and tailored mentorship to bring their big environmental ideas to life.  We’re looking for the artists, scientists, economists, communicators and entrepreneurs aged 18 to 30, with big, bold ideas — for our planet, for humanity, for a greener future.

Are you one of them? The call is now open.
Don’t miss the March 31st deadline! Apply here.

Citizens Climate Lobby Climate Leaders Program

Are you passionate about solving climate change? Do you want to develop the skills to be an effective leader, communicator, and organizer, no matter what professional field you enter? Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Campus Leader Program is designed to empower students to become effective climate advocates and organizers in their communities. With support from CCL staff and higher ed allies, campus leaders educate themselves and others in advocacy skills, lead a group, and build political will for carbon pricing. Students who are new to CCL join the regular track, focused on learning advocacy skills, and students who have been involved with CCL for 6 months or more and have prior advocacy training join the accelerated track to start a CCL chapter at their school. Please apply via the CCL website. Download our 4-page brochure for more information.

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby Southern California Regional Conference at Cal State Los Angeles, February 23rd to 24th, is now selling tickets. If you would like to share your voice with the premier political advocacy organization fighting climate change, attend education sessions, and more, sign up here to attend.

There are more opportunities for students listed below: