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Stockholm Environment Institute: Job Opportunity

Are you a curious, talented researcher devoted to advancing the role of science in public policy? Do you have initiative, are you committed to applying yourself to the great sustainability challenges of our time, and do you enjoy working in a fun and supportive team setting? The Stockholm Environment Institute might be a good fit for you! SEI-US, is looking to hire a Water Program Director and a Water Resources Analyst/Scientist in our Davis, California Office. For more information and to apply, please visit:

ESI Earth Day Celebration - Funding Opportunity

Deadline: March 16th, 2018
Saturday, April 21

ESI is hosting an Earth Day celebration for the MIT community and beyond, and we want your participation! This event is part of the Cambridge Science Festival, an extremely popular, local, family-friendly extravaganza drawing thousands of people each year. Our 2017 celebration brought over 250 visitors, despite rain and cold weather. We expect to attract even more this year! Deadline to apply is March 16th. (apply here) (more info)

We’re looking for MIT student groups to provide activities:
* Educational, FUN, hands-on, for all ages
* Illustrative climate/environment/sustainability demos, games
* Interactive activities, NOT just tables with information


Legatum Center Seed Grants

Deadline: March 15th, Thursday 5pm
Seed Grants are available for MIT students working on entrepreneurial projects in the developing world, with a goal to increase prosperity in the region. Have innovative ideas to increase access to services or ventures that generate opportunities? Then apply for funding market research, launching your venture, or pilot a product or service. (apply here)

MIT Press / Call for papers: New Uses for Old Rivers: Rediscovering Urban Waterways

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2018
Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2018

Deindustrialization, grassroots activism, and water quality regulations have done much to reverse the widespread decline of urban waterways since the environmental awakening of the 1960s and 70s. While many urban rivers remain heavily polluted today, especially in the rapidly industrializing parts of Asia, a growing number of rivers flowing through cities of the global north and south have been revitalized and restored to acceptable levels of environmental quality, turning them from concrete-lined eyesores into urban amenities and restorative, accessible “blue space.”

In this issue of Projections, we seek to explore the variety of “new uses for old rivers” that have emerged in conjunction with these transformations. Such river uses include, but are not limited to, recreational water-based activities (e.g., swimming and bathing, boating, paddling, surfing), food production, fishing, biodiversity cultivation, floating home construction, and cultural and artistic expressions. We invite papers that examine such uses and attendant processes of transformation. (more info)

The Horizons Fellowship 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background! 

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more!

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more. 

Interested students can start an application here! 

Ceres Job Opportunity

Are you ready to change investor and company practices on climate change and other sustainability challenges?

-Senior Manager, Investor Engagement
-Assistant, Water Program

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. Apply for open positions and internships in Boston!

Watts Water Technologies: Leadership Rotational Program

Through this 24 month rotational development program, participants will gain a better understanding of the Watts business model and determine where their passions and interests lie as they start their career. Participants will experience a wide range of assignments as they establish broad experiences via three 8-month interdepartmental rotations designed to develop critical leadership and functional skills.

Sponsoring Departments include:

  • Engineering
  • Sourcing
  • Operations
  • Sales


For additional information on roles and responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations, please see the posting here.

Cambrian Innovation:  Process Engineer III Job Opportunity

Cambrian Innovation is looking for a Process Engineer III for our Watertown, MA office.  Please view more details here.

OptiRTC Engineering Internships

Deadline: March 31st

Want to join a company that’s changing the way cities work? Opti, a startup focused on continuous monitoring and adaptive control (CMAC) of stormwater infrastructure, is two seeking part-time or full-time interns to join our Project Deployment Team. We are looking for both a Deployment Engineering Intern and a Water Resources Intern. These internships are open to start as soon as possible and/or in the summer (2018) out of Opti’s headquarters in Boston, MA.

Sandymount Process Engineer

Sandymount is an MIT spinout commercializing a new concentration process for alcoholic beverages. Employing a patent-pending cold filtration technique, we design processes and build systems that produce high quality concentrates from beers, wines, and related beverages. These high-quality concentrates allow our clients to greatly improve the sustainability of, and reduce distribution costs in, their supply chains. We are a team of eight, funded by several prominent Boston-based investment groups and have active projects with several global beverage companies.

The opportunity is for a full-time position based out of our facility in Somerville, MA, with structured working hours from 8:00AM to 6:00PM (5:00PM on Fridays). Expect opportunities for travel. If interested, please reach out to Adam Weiner (, Director of Operations at Sandymount, with your resume and a couple sentences on the exciting and potentially challenging aspects of the role for you. 

Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management @ Tufts

Second Round Deadline: April 1st, 2018

The Tufts Institute of the Environment has launched an innovative master’s degree program to prepare students to take the lead solving complex global water issues.

The Master of Science in Sustainable Water Management is a unique, interdisciplinary twelve-month program that draws on university-wide expertise to prepare graduates for leadership positions in the nongovernmental, public, and private sectors. It starts in September.

As a true interdisciplinary program, applicants to the M.S. Program in Sustainable Water Management have a B.A./B.S. in a variety of backgrounds, spanning from the physical sciences to the social sciences. Work experience in a related field is considered desirable, but is not required. Students are selected based on their academic background, related work experience, and their passion for the field. (more info) (apply here)

Clean Tech Open Kickoff and Application

Deadline: May 1
March 22. Thursday, 5:30pm
444 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143

Please join us in celebrating the launch of the 2018 Cleantech Open accelerator! This is the 14th year of Cleantech Open and we are excited to welcome back our community as we look forward to this year's program. We welcome all entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and anyone interested in joining our growing community. This is a great way to connect with Cleantech Open alumni, mentors, and thought leaders in the cleantech space.  If you're a cleantech entrepreneur, this is the perfect event to learn how your venture can benefit from Cleantech Open. You will have the opportunity to give a 1-minute pitch in front of the audience and if you get voted crowd favorite you'll win a free application to Cleantech Open valued at $150! (apply here) (event registration & info)


 "Digital Technology – the Next Generation of Water Mixing"  -   Watts Water Technologies 2017   (Paper)