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Fueled by Floods

Along the Mekong River in Cambodia, UW researchers are racing to determine how hydropower dams will impact the supplies of rice and fish — and the communities who rely on them.

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Our students learn by doing

Our students engage in hands-on learning, in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. They are guided by faculty with specialties across multiple disciplines.

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We partner with all stakeholders

We work with regional, national and international groups to find science-based solutions that preserve aquatic systems and surrounding communities.

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Our research addresses today’s challenges

We conduct basic and applied research using the newest tools and technology to address our changing climate and its impact on aquatic systems.

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Explore our Programs

SAFS students work alongside talented peers and faculty to engage in a rigorous and inclusive learning environment. Join us to connect with some of the best minds and immerse yourself in cutting-edge scientific research.

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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are committed leaders with broad academic expertise and interests. With access to a network of local, national and international leaders, we contribute influential research on topics ranging from organisms, populations, ecosystems, to human users of aquatic ecosystems.

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Sarah Converse to be awarded Department of Interior’s highest honor

Please join us in congratulating Sarah Converse who will be receiving the Department of the Interior’s Distinguished Service Award in Washington D.C. on September 12th.

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José M. Guzmán

José Guzmán appointed Full-time Lecturer

SAFS is excited to announce that José M. Guzmán has been appointed our newest full-time lecturer. 

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Camrin Braun named new Assistant Professor

SAFS is excited to announce that Camrin Braun will be joining us as our newest Assistant Professor. 

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