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OPPORTUNITIES


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: https://www.sei-international.org/working-for-sei


Cambrian Innovation Lab Technician (1-year)

 Cambrian Innovation, commercial provider of distributed wastewater treatment and resource recovery solutions, is looking for a Lab Technician to join its growing team in Watertown, MA. Please see our website for additional details. Eligible candidates should see this site for more information and submit a resume and cover letter to HR@CambrianInnovation.com.


INITIATIVES & EVENTS


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!


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.


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 (weiner@sandymounttechnologies.com), Director of Operations at Sandymount, with your resume and a couple sentences on the exciting and potentially challenging aspects of the role for you. 


WaterSmart Software Job Opportunities: Account Manager, Engineer, Marketing Associate, and more

WaterSmart is a mission-driven organization dedicated to changing the way the world uses water. We are currently hiring for multiple positions in Austin, TX and San Francisco, CA, and are on the lookout to hire world-class individuals who are dedicated to the use of technology to help ensure global environmental sustainability.  For more information, please see our site.


Sourcewater, Inc job postings


Sourcewater is the first online marketplace for finding, buying and selling water and water services (such as water hauling, transfer, treatment and disposal) for the upstream energy industry, a $32 billion U.S. market. Our marketplace enables energy companies to minimize their primary operating cost, water management, ensure a reliable mission-critical supply chain for the largest component of the oil & gas production, and reduce the environmental and community impacts of energy production through market-based incentives. Sourcewater was founded as a spinout from MIT’s Energy Ventures program in early 2014. Today over 1,000 companies and over 1 billion barrels of water and disposal capacity are registered on Sourcewater.com.

A strong Sales Rep for Data Collection will accelerate our acquisition of Permian Basin water sources and water searchers, will make sure that users have a positive experience in all their interactions with Sourcewater, and will help shape the direction of the company by seeking, understanding and organizing customer data and feedback.
To learn more about the company check out our web site and press section, and watch this video of founder Josh Adler:  https://vimeo.com/246151267/9448ed0c1e


Imagine H2O Launches 2018 Urban Drinking Water Challenge

July 2, 2018.  Imagine H2O’s Urban Water Scarcity Challenge 2018 will identify and deploy decentralized solutions for water-scarce cities and at-risk urban communities globally. The Challenge’s Founding Partners, 11th Hour Racing and Bluewater, have committed up to $1,000,000 in cash awards, deployment funds and follow-on investment to three winners

Click here for more information!


J-WAFS Fellowships
Deadline: May 10

The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT is pleased to announce the internal call for doctoral student nominations for two new fellowship opportunities:  J-WAFS’ Rasikbhai L. Meswani Fellowship for Water Solutions and the J-WAFS Graduate Student Fellowship. For more information on the application process, see here. 


Research


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