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It's Back to School!
Hi First name / there,
 Cooler weather is just around the corner, so here are some updates and news to get you ready for Fall 2022. 
The OWOW Center welcomes the new Outreach and Sustainability Specialist, Mia Pino. 
Come by and say "hi" during our office hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 1pm, 1045 9th Street Park.
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Join the OWOW Center in Italy!
Scholarships up to $500 are available for participating students. Contact Nona Shipman at OR to learn more about studying abroad in Italy.
Don't forget to stop by the Study Abroad Fair, September 7 at the Tivoli Turnhalle.

Student Corner:

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August 22: Fall Classes Begin
August 22-25: Welcome Week
August 28: Last Day to Self Register for Fall Classes 
& Last Drop Day for 100% refund
September 5: Labor Day- Campus Closed
September 7: Study Abroad Fair
Don't forget to schedule an advising appointment with Nona or Mia to make sure you are on track with your Water Studies program! 

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Convocation: Roadrunner Rally
Thursday, August 18 from 5-7pm
Welcome Roadrunners! Come say hi at the OWOW table during Convocation!
Learn more here.
Study Abroad Fair
Wednesday, September 7 from 9am - 1pm
Come join us for our Study Abroad Fair and learn about all of our exciting international programs and scholarships for study abroad. There will be MSU Denver faculty-led program information in addition to several partnership programs that offer a wide variety of locations as well as internship and volunteer programs. Study Abroad Advisors will be there to answer your questions.
Click here for Event Details
16th Annual President's Reception- Water Education Colorado
Thursday, September 8
A special anniversary celebration, awards banquet, and fundraising benefiting Water Education Colorado.
Learn more and register here.
Overdrawn- 2022 Annual Water Seminar
Friday, September 16
Colorado River District hosts the 2022 Annual Water Seminar at Colorado Mesa University. Join the conversation on how to bring the Colorado River system back into balance.
Learn more and register here.
World Water Week- Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water
August 23 - September 1
This year's conference will be held online and in Stockholm, Sweden 
 Learn more and register here.

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Two New Community Funding Partnership Projects Approved
Colorado River District- July 28, 2022
Unique “Accelerator Grant” designed to help West Slope water users leverage federal funding made available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
On Wednesday, the Board of Directors heard from Amy Moyer, Director of Strategic Partnerships. Her report on the accomplishments of the Community Funding Partnership continues to be a bright spot in Board Meetings, providing examples of the actionable solutions being developed across the West Slope to address the realities of less water and higher temperatures.
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Missouri town flooded 10 months after EF3 tornado
By Brian Lada, AccuWeather
Residents near St. Louis woke up Thursday to déjà vu as drenching thunderstorms left roads underwater less than two weeks after deadly flash flooding unfolded across the city. Over a month's worth of rain fell in less than 24 hours from late Wednesday through Thursday morning due to training thunderstorms, or storms that track over a short period of time, unloading a significant amount of rainfall.
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Study lake in Norway Credit: SG Woodman
Natural clean-up: Bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes
University of Cambridge - July 26, 2022
A study of 29 European lakes has found that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than on natural matter like leaves and twigs. The bacteria break down the carbon compounds in plastic to use as food for their growth.

Stay in touch by following the OWOW Center on social media!
We regularly post fun water facts, scholarship and job opportunities, and more.
As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
All the Best, 
The One World One Water Center Staff
Nona Shipman:
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd:
Mia Pino: