The 8th Annual Pacific Northwest Water Research Symposium is set for April 23-24th 2018, hosted by the OSU Hydrophiles

Explore New IdeasConnect to a Regional AudiencePresent Your ResearchKeynote address by Erick Burns, PhD, USGS

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.

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When: April 23-24, 2018

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

See the full schedule, including times for oral and poster presentations, here.


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, etc.) are invited for presentations. This conference is open to anyone to attend. The Symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for the exchange of ideas among students, university faculty, professionals working in water resources, and the surrounding community.

This year's keynote speech will be given by Erick R. Burns, PhD. Erick is a research hydrologist at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center. He specializes in the development of methods and tools for analysis and simulation of groundwater and heat flow in the subsurface, particularly in the volcanogenic terrains of California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. His keynote address is titled, "Hydrology of the Northwest Volcanic Province, U.S.A."

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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