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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

#176—August 2022

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Open Submission Issue

UCOWR News & Announcements

Student Award Winners Announced!

July 25, 2022 – Awards, Conference

We are pleased to announce the student Poster and Oral Presentation Awards from the 2022 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference in Greenville, SC. All recipients received a monetary award. Congratulations! Student Poster Presentation Award Recipients 1st place: Holly Wren, University of Arkansas Holly graduated with her bachelor’s degree in environmental, soil and water sciences, and […]

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Job Opening: Director for the California Institute for Water Resources

May 16, 2022 – Jobs

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Director for the California Institute for Water Resources. The Institute is the California hub for the national network of water research institutes supported by the federal Water Resources Research Act of 1964. Location Headquarters: […]

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UCOWR President 2022-2023

Bridget Guerrero – UCOWR 2022-2023 Board President

We are happy to introduce our UCOWR 2022-2023 Board President, Dr. Bridget Guerrero. Bridget has served on the UCOWR Board of Directors since July of 2020 and has been an active UCOWR delegate and conference presenter since 2010.

In the Spotlight

August 2022: Dr. Doug Parker—2022 Friend of UCOWR

Dr. Doug Parker recently retired from his positions as the Director of the California Institute for Water Resources, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources. We surprised him this summer with the Friend of UCOWR Award at our conference in Greenville, South Carolina.

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

 

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