The schedule for the 2012 Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University has been finalized.  Click here to view the schedule.  You may read the abstracts submitted by the presenters by clicking here. You can see the list of posters by clicking here.  Those arriving to the OSU campus by car can find a parking and campus map here.


What: The 2nd annual Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University (formerly called Water Day) is a one-day conference that will highlight the variety of outstanding research projects being conducted by students at Oregon State University and other regional universities in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management.  There will be oral presentations, video presentations, and a poster session, as well as a networking reception.  Students will present proposed, ongoing, and completed research.  This will be the single greatest opportunity of the year for exchange of knowledge and ideas among students in western Oregon working in the water resources field. View the flyer for Symposium. Check out an article written by an OSU student about the 2012 WRS.

When and Where: The symposium will be held on May 18, 2012 in the Memorial Union building on the Oregon State University campus, rooms 211, 212, and 213, from 8:00am to 5:00pm with an evening social to follow.

Who: Anyone in the Willamette Valley region who has an interest in water resources and the outstanding research being done by graduate students from the region's universities is encouraged to attend. We especially encourage local water professionals to attend the poster session and networking reception. Registration is free and includes access to all the presentations and activities associated with the symposium. In addition, students are invited to submit abstracts for presenting their research. Please see the guidelines for presenters for more information.

Registration and Abstract Submission:

The period for abstract submissions has now closed.  Click here to view the schedule for the 2012 Water Research Symposium.  If you are not a student, or are a student not interested in presenting, and you plan to attend all or part of the Water Research Symposium, please take a moment to register using the registration link below, so that we can plan accordingly for food and space.  Presenters who submit abstracts do not need to register.  Light breakfast foods and coffee will be provided throughout the morning, followed by lunch, and light foods and drinks for the evening social. Click here to register.

Coordinating and Supporting Organizations:

The Water Research Symposium is being jointly coordinated by the Water Resources Graduate Program and the Hydrophiles student organization at Oregon State University.  We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Symposium sponsors: The Institute for Water and Watersheds and the Water Resources Graduate Program at OSU, the Oregon Chapter of the AWRA, West Consultants, Watershed Sciences, and GSI Water Solutions.  These sponsors have made it possible for us to expand the scope of the Symosium, and enable us to off monetary prizes for the best overall oral and poster presentations.  Learn more about these organizations by clicking on their logos below. 

We hope to see you at the 2012 Water Research Symposium at OSU.

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