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Winter Snowpack <3 Spring Runoff
Hi First name / there,
We hope your new year has started off swimmingly! It is the time of year to schedule meetings with academic advisors, daydream about spring break, and to keep an eye on snowpack. As many of you are checking forecasts to hit the slopes and others are checking reports to prepare for rafting season, here is a quick snapshot of snowpack percentages from the 
NRCS Snow Survey Program to help you out.
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The OWOW Center has some great opportunities and resources to share with you. Below are some highlights and updates just for you...

March 30 is MSU Denver Day of Giving!
Giving to the OWOW Center will allow more opportunities for MSU Denver's unique and diverse student body, as well as active community learners, to engage with water education, explore nature, and develop their own personal connection with the environment.
Look out for more information soon on how you can contribute, coming soon! 
Your support helps promote water stewardship to protect and preserve Colorado's most precious resource - water. 
Attention Water Studies Alumni
We want to make sure we are staying up to date with all of our Water Studies students, past and present. If you're a Water Studies Alumni, please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you've been up to.

Student Corner:

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Humpback Chub Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 1
In memory of Ruth Richtman Podmore and Steve Arrowsmith. Both Ruth and Steve were avid rafters and loved life on the river. 
Learn more by searching Humpback Chub Endowed Scholarship on 
Note: you can also find Academic Works by clicking the Apply Now button on the 

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February 27: Summer 2023 Priority Registration Begins
March 17: Abstract Submission Deadline for the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
March 20-26: Spring Break
March 31: Withdrawal Deadline for Spring 2023 Fall-Semester Courses
April 17-21: Earth Week
April 19: Spring Fling 
April 22: Earth Day
Don't forget to check out the C2 Hub for internship opportunities! Contact Nona or Mia for course questions or advising appointments.

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Water: Planning for the Future Workshop
Feb. 23: 3:30-4:45pm
Explores water conservation through the lens of the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program's water action planning efforts. The One World One Water Center will begin the workshop with a high-level overview of global water concerns, then students will take a close look at how the Auraria Campus uses water, and how we can be better water stewards.
MSU Denver Open House
Saturday Feb. 25
This event is for prospective MSU Denver Students. Learn about the campus, academic programs, and everything that MSU Denver has to offer! The One World One Water Center will be open and expecting visitors that are curious about water education and stewardship.
AWRA Colorado Water Career Fair
March 2: 5:00- 7:00pm
Join AWRA Colorado's first-ever Water Career Fair at CU Boulder UMC! This small-scale career fair is open to any and all students interested in pursuing a career in the water industry. The event will feature representatives from a range of local water-focused companies and organizations, a list of which will be sent out ahead of time. 
8th Annual Poudre River Forum
March 3: 8:00am-4:30pm
This year's theme is: Relationships with Water: Continuing conversations in support of a healthy working river. This year's forum will be hosted in the Brand Ballroom at the University of Northern Colorado in Greely.
Auraria Campus Sustainability Survey 2023
Open Now
All current students, staff, and faculty from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver who have attended or are currently attending any classes at the Auraria Campus are invited to participate. 
The purpose of this study is to gain information on how students at the Auraria Campus understand sustainability and what sustainability-related initiatives are most important to you. The information gathered by this survey will inform how sustainability efforts are implemented here at Auraria.

Cheap Land: The Separation and the Atonement
Rocky Mountain PBS- Kate Perdoni | Febrary 7, 2023
Throughout most of the West, an intense marketing campaign of cheap land and plentiful water created 175 years of growth-oriented settlements that are now atoning with reality. Having been sold a complete vision of the West, water users today — all of us — are stagnant in coming to terms with over-allocation, misuse, drought, climate change, rights discrepancies and age-old competing value systems.
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Photo: Farmington Daily Times
Department of Interior funds 5 tribal water rights settlements in Arizona
Arizona Mirror- Shondiin Silversmith | February 13, 2023
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety, and empowerment of Tribal communities,” Secretary Deb Haaland said. “Through this funding, the Interior Department will continue to uphold our trust responsibilities and ensure that Tribal communities receive the water resources they have long been promised.”
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NOAA Ocean Exploration, 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts
Canada Joins Other Nations to Pause Ocean-Threatening Industry
H2O Radio | February 12, 2023
The commercial interest in deep-sea mining for minerals is growing rapidly because of demand for metals, such as copper, cobalt, zinc, and gold, among others, to be used in batteries and electronic devices.

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
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