Current Conference - University Council on Water Resources


CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS - Proposals due by September 23, 2016. 


The general call for abstracts will open in October 2016.  

Online registration will be available in January/February 2017.  More conference details will be posted on this page as they become available.  Watch for updates. 



Contact Melissa at the UCOWR headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571. 





Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and

National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) Annual Water Resources Conference:  Water in a Changing Environment

June 13-15, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO


We will be in the beautiful Rocky Mountains for the 2017 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference:  Water in a Changing Environment.  We will be discussing critical water issues in the western United States, as well as across the continent and globe.  Water quantity and quality concerns continue to take center stage in the United States and world.  Please join the dialogue, as we seek to develop transdisciplinary solutions to complex water problems. 

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to propose a Special Session for the conference.  A special session organizers' role is to propose a relevant and timely subject, recruit speakers to submit abstracts to the session, and moderate the session during the June 2017 conference.  Special sessions can be in the form of a panel discussion or a group of 4 or more oral presentations on a specific topic.  Multiple session track proposals are welcome.  Those interested in organizing and hosting a special session should provide the following information:

  • Title of proposed special session
  • A brief description (less than 350 words) stating the importance of the topic and the rationale for the proposed session
  • Organizer(s), including contact information
  • List of potential presenters (to submit abstracts via the general call for abstracts) and their topics, if available

The above information should be submitted directly to the Technical Program Chair, Kevin Wagner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), no later than September 23, 2016