Happy Fall First name / friend,
We have exciting opportunities for students to get involved, learn more about water, meet wonderful people in the water community, win some prizes, and earn money while they're at it.
Check out these amazing opportunities, upcoming events, and recent news!

Attention Denver Students! 
Colorado Water Center is now hosting the Student Fellowship program for students in Denver. Learn more about the program and apply by clicking the button below or scan the QR code! There are only 5 spots available, so don't wait!
Deadline to apply is September 29.
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The Your Water Your Life Contest is well on its way! We have decided to extend the application deadline to November 30, 2023 to allow students more time to review the Colorado Water Plan and the Basin Implementation Plans and outline their projects.
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Student Corner:

Call for Student Presentations- Research Opportunity
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The Greenway Foundation's Clean Water Challenge
The Greenway Foundation's Clean Water Challenge is a two semester challenge where college students research a water pollution problem and teams work together on innovative clean water solutions. This year the students have the chance to pick projects on the topics of trash, excess nutrients, or E. coli as the pollution issues they can tackle. 
Internship & Employment Opportunities
Follow the OWOW Center on LinkedIn for frequent job and internship opportunities in the environmental community. Be sure to search opportunities on Career Link through the C2 Hub.

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Tuesdays- 10:00am- 11:30am: Job & Internship Search Meet Up
October 30: Spring 2024 Priority Registration Begins
Don't forget to check out the C2 Hub for internship opportunities! Contact Nona or Mia for course questions or advising appointments.

RiverBank: Celebrating the Partnerships that Protect Our Rivers
 Colorado Water Trust
September 19: 5:30pm-8:30pm | Denver Botanic Gardens
Join Colorado Water Trust and others in the water community to celebrate and raise funds to restore water to Colorado's rivers.
Fall Fest
September 20: 10am-2pm | Lawrence Street Mall- Auraria Campus
Student organizations and campus departments from all three Auraria Campus institutions come together to celebrate the Fall semester with fun and food.
Wetland Pub Talk
Society of Wetland Scientists- Rocky Mountain Chapter
September 20: 5:30pm- 7:30pm | Renegade Brewing
Water: Planning for the Future
ASCP Sustainability Workshop Series
September 21: 3:30pm | Tivoli 329 or Zoom
Explores water conservation through the lens of the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program's water action planning efforts. Beginning with a high-level overview of global water concerns, students will take a close look at how the Auraria Campus uses water and how we can be better water stewards.
Open House & Trail Mixer
Rocky Mountain Field Institute
September 28: 4:30pm- 7:30pm | Colorado Springs, CO
Join RMFI at their new location.
2023 Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference
October 3-5 | Avon, CO
The Sustaining Colorado Watersheds (SCW) conference has been held annually for the past 18 years to bring together knowledgeable and engaged community members, scientists, ecologists, water managers, educators, community leaders, young professionals, policymakers, and regulators to share knowledge, network, and discuss current issues facing Colorado’s watersheds. This year's theme is “Beyond the Banks: Expanding Perspectives to Change Our World."
2023 Water Conservation Symposium
October 24: 9am- 4pm | Tivoli Turnhalle- Auraria Campus
Each year, the Water Conservation Symposium draws more than 125 water professionals across Colorado to gather, learn and network. This year’s event will consist of a number of individual sessions each with a different topic and speaker.
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Photo: Alyson McClaran
Meet Colorado's only water sommelier
RED- Amanda Loudin | August 18, 2023
Barrak-Barber researched careers in water and learned of the sommelier certification, then took a trip in 2017 to a German academy to obtain that certification. When she returned to the United States, she learned about the Professional Water Studies Online Certificate at Metropolitan State University of Denver. This set of noncredit courses provides students with education in history, law, management and water trends related to Colorado and the U.S. West.
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Photo: Carolyn Cole- Los Angeles Times
As Colorado River shrinks, California farmers urge ‘one-dam solution’
Los Angeles Times- Ian James | Sept. 5, 2023
For years, environmentalists have argued that the Colorado River should be allowed to flow freely across the Utah-Arizona border, saying that letting water pass around Glen Canyon Dam — and draining the giant Lake Powell reservoir — would improve the shrinking river’s health.
Now, as climate change increases the strains on the river, this controversial proposal is receiving support from some surprising new allies: influential farmers in California’s Imperial Valley.
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Photo: Ei’eke CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia
It's the Second Most Used Natural Resource After Water, and It's Not Being Replenished
H2O Radio | September 10, 2023
The United Nations Environment Programme warned last week that sand dredging is endangering marine life and coastal communities and that it’s increasing. The UN’s Marine Sand Watch monitors large dredging vessels all around the world, including hotspots in the North Sea, Southeast Asia, and the East Coast of the United States. Much of the sand and gravel is mined in shallow seas, and some vessels vacuum it up, creating turbidity and noise pollution, as well as depleting nutrients and microorganisms available for fish.

Do you have news, events, jobs, or internships you'd like to share? Send details to mpino16@msudenver.edu.

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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: nshipman@msudenver.edu
Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd: jennifer.riley@botanicgardens.org
Mia Pino: mpino16@msudenver.edu