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Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)

Linking water leaders of today,
developing water leaders of tomorrow

The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) was founded in 1964 as an expansion of the Universities Council on Hydrology.  UCOWR is a consortium of academic institutions and affiliates invested in water resources research, education, and outreach. Our inclusive organization values membership from research universities, undergraduate institutions, tribal colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions.

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Latest Journal Issue

#173—September 2021

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Open Submission Issue

UCOWR News & Announcements

Sticky:The Call for Special Sessions is Out!

August 26, 2021 – Conference

Connect with other water-minded professionals in beautiful Greenville, SC. Special Session Proposals are due October 8. 2021. Click the image to open the pdf.

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Job Openings – Oklahoma Water Resources Center

September 28, 2021 – Jobs

The Oklahoma Water Resources Center is hiring! They currently have Data Manager, Software Developer, GIS Specialist, and Outreach/Communications Specialist positions open. See the job board for more information (https://water.okstate.edu/opportunities/job-board.html).

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Job Openings – Utah State University

September 21, 2021 – Jobs

Hiring For Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions, Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University View Announcement Here

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Reminder – UCOWR will post grad assistantships for our members

September 15, 2021 – Jobs

Send us a PDF or link to your grad assistantship announcements and we’ll post them here!

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UCOWR President 2021-2022

Kelly Cobourn – UCOWR 2021-2022 Board President

Kelly has served on the UCOWR Board of Directors since 2016, and has been a valuable and engaged member of the team throughout her tenure. She was integral to the development and implementation of the 2017 UCOWR Strategic Plan, and has served every year on UCOWR conference and award committees, as well as consistently engaging in ongoing UCOWR Board meetings and projects. We appreciate her input and service to our UCOWR community and look forward to her leadership as UCOWR President during the 2021-2022 year.

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UCOWR Delegate News—Kofi Akamani - Southern Illinois University

Dr. Kofi Akamani, UCOWR Delegate at Southern Illinois University (SIU), has been invited to help write a chapter on ecosystems for the Fifth National Climate Assessment. The report examines how climate change affects human and natural systems, and is the government’s premier report on climate change impacts, risks and adaptation across the nation. Akamani is an Associate Professor in the College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences at SIU.

UCOWR Membership

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Reduced publication fees and access to the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, the only peer-reviewed water resource journal focused on applied research, policy, education, and extension.
  • Discounts for our dynamic UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference featuring career development, skill building, and research exposure.
  • Connection to a growing network of over 65 institutions nationwide who are leading the way in water research, education, and policy.
  • Opportunity to serve as a UCOWR delegate and have a voice in the governance of UCOWR (1 lead delegate and up to 7 additional voting delegates).
  • Eligibility to make nominations for UCOWR Board of Directors.
  • Eligibility to make nominations for annual UCOWR Awards.
  • Opportunity to be recognized for outstanding career achievements through our prestigious annual awards and scholarships.
  • Opportunity to receive a scholarship for a graduate student (from your institution) to attend the WaterSmart Innovations Conference through our partnership with Southern Nevada Water Authority.
  • Advertisement of graduate assistantships and other student opportunities via our website.

Membership can be purchased in four levels:

  • Annual: $600
  • Two years: $1150
  • Three Years: $1650
  • Permanent: $12,000

Membership is based on the fiscal year: July 1 – June 30.

For additional information, call UCOWR at (618) 536-7571 or email ucowr@siu.edu.

Academic Institution Membership Form 2021

 

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Reduced publication fees and access to the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, the only peer-reviewed water resource journal focused on applied research, policy, education, and extension (8 copies for small organizations, 16 for medium organizations, 32 for large organizations and 64 for very large organizations).
  • Discount on registration fee for our dynamic UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference featuring career development, skill building, and research exposure for all your organization’s staff.
  • Connection to a growing network of over 65 institutions nationwide who are leading the way in water research, education, and policy.
  • Opportunity to be recognized for outstanding career achievements through our prestigious annual awards and scholarships.

Membership rates:

Small Organizations (1–99 employees):

  • Annual: $600
  • 2-years: $1150
  • 3-years: $1650

Medium Organizations (100–999 employees):

  • Annual: $1350
  • 2-years: $2600
  • 3-years: $3750

Large Organizations (1000–9999 employees):

  • Annual: $2700
  • 2-years: $5200
  • 3-years: $7500

Very Large Organizations (10000+ employees):

  • Annual: $5400
  • 2-years: $10400
  • 3-years: $15000

Membership is based on the July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.

For additional information call UCOWR at 618-536-7571 or email ucowr@siu.edu.

Non-Academic Affiliate Membership Application

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Reduced publication fees and access to the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, the only peer-reviewed water resource journal focused on applied research, policy, education, and extension.
  • Discount on registration fee for our dynamic UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference featuring career development, skill building, and research exposure.
  • Connection to a growing network of over 65 institutions nationwide who are leading the way in water research, education, and policy.
  • Opportunity to be recognized for outstanding career achievements through our prestigious annual awards and scholarships.

Individual Membership Dues

  • Domestic: $135
  • Foreign: $165

Individual Membership Application