• About Us

    The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) was founded in 1964 as an expansion of the Universities Council on Hydrology.  UCOWR is an association of universities and organizations leading in education, research, and public service in water resources. UCOWR members and delegates are at the forefront of water resources related research and education, and represent various fields of natural and social science.


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UCOWR and NIWR appreciate the generous support from these sponsors!





Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)



Join us in Pittsburgh for the UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference. We have a great lineup of plenary speakers!

Dr. Gene Likens is an ecologist best known for his discovery of acid rain in North America with colleagues, for co-founding the internationally renowned Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, and for founding the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, a leading, international ecological research and education center.

Dr. Jeanne VanBriesen is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water QUEST) at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Donald Siegel is the Emeritus Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University.

Mr. Geoff Gisler is a Senior Attorney and Leader of Southern Environmental Law Center’s Clean Water Program in Chapel Hill, NC.

Learn more about our plenary speakers and their planned presentations here.

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) & National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR)

2018 Annual Water Resources Conference

June 26-28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

Registration will open in February. Visit the Registration Page for more info.

Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent late February. Stay tuned for the preliminary program.

Join us Wednesday evening for a night of networking and fun on the Three Rivers Lock & Dam Tour! You won't want to miss it!

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Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities are available:

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If exhibiting isn't for you, we have multiple sponsorship opportunities available, too. 


More info will be added to this page as it becomes available!

QUESTIONS? Contact the UCOWR home office -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571. 





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