Join us April 18-19, 2016 for the 6th Annual Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium hosted by the OSU Hydrophiles

Explore New IdeasConnect to a Regional AudiencePresent Your Research

Explore New Ideas
Discuss the water issues that interest you with graduate students from all over the Pacific Northwest.

Connect to a Regional Audience
The Water Research Symposium attracts students from all over the Pacific Northwest who are interested in solving a wide range of water-related problems.

Present Your Research
The Water Research Symposium is an opportunity for you to share your ideas on solutions to the world's water issues - from engineering to policy and all problems between.

When: April 18-19, 2016

Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Oregon State University Campus, Corvallis, OR

 The Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium, hosted by the Oregon State University Hydrophiles, is a two day, student-centric conference highlighting outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, and policy. The conference aims to connect individuals, build skills, and share knowledge between students, university faculty, staff, and professionals. This symposium brings students from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and beyond to present their proposed, ongoing, or completed research.

Current graduate and undergraduate students conducting freshwater-related research in any field (science, policy, engineering,..) are invited for presentations. This conference is open to anyone to attend as the Symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of ideas among students, university faculty, professionals working in water resources, and the surrounding community. The 2016 Symposium features:

- Keynote address presented by Dr. Robert Lackey

Oral and poster presentations 

Workshop sessions focused on skill development in areas such as water conflict management, building your own environmental sensors, telling stories through multimedia and film, stakeholder engagement in watershed restoration, and more!

Mentoring sessions with professionals representing consulting firms, watershed councils, agencies, NGO's, and academia!

World Cafe style discussions groups


This year, the symposium will expand outwards from the central theme: Why Water?  Water is important to all but each of us are inextricably drawn to water in our own way.  For those of us studying freshwater resources, this allure to water has become the focal point of our research.  This symposium will provide opportunities for each of us to communicate our research and experiences where each of us represent a single aspect in a much larger cycle where connections between our individual contributions are made to those around us, illuminating why our research is important, illuminating why water

TRAVELING TO CORVALLIS TO PRESENT?  Travel grants and student housing are available to assist with travel costs.  Find out more HERE



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