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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

#165—December 2018

Central Topic:

Special Issue: Evolving Roles of Blue, Green, and Gray Water in Agriculture

UCOWR News & Announcements

Sticky:2020 Conference Dates and Venue Announced!

November 9, 2018 – Conference

The 2020 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference will be held June 9–11, 2020 at The Graduate Hotel, on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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Sticky:Call for Nominations – 2019 UCOWR Awards

November 9, 2018 – Awards

The Call for Nominations for the 2019 UCOWR Awards is OPEN! Each year UCOWR recognizes seven award categories: Warren A. Hall Medal Ph.D. Dissertation Early Career Award for Applied Research Early Career Award for Extension/Outreach/Engagement Friends of UCOWR Education & Public Service JCWRE Paper of the Year The awards will be presented at the 2019 […]

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Reserve Your Room at Snowbird!

January 18, 2019 – Conference

Lodging and airport shuttle reservations can now be made for the 2019 conference at Snowbird. Click here for rates and booking directions.

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Geology, Sam Houston State

November 30, 2018 – Jobs

Sam Houston State University is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology (hydrogeology focus) for Fall 2019 that can also contribute to our interdisciplinary environmental science program. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to Dr. Joseph Hill (geojoe@shsu.edu), search chair. https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/20600 Position: Assistant Professor of Geology (Groundwater Hydrogeology) Department: Geography and Geology Nature […]

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UCOWR President 2018-2019

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D., Head of the Delta Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University, was installed as the 2018-2019 President of the UCOWR Board of Directors at the UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference this June.  Click the link below to learn more about Jeff and his thoughts on how UCOWR can continue to build our value and our capacity to serve members.

In the Spotlight

December 2018: Dr. Reagan Waskom—Colorado State University

Dr. Reagan Waskom, Director of Colorado Water Institute (CWI) and Chair of the Colorado State University Water Center, shares insights into the water resources challenges facing the west-central United States. Click below to learn more about the CWI and its involvement in addressing these challenges.

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: $450
  • Two years: $850
  • Three Years: $1200
  • Permanent: $9000

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

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

Academic Institutional 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: $450
  • 2-years: $850
  • 3-years: $1200

Medium Organizations (100–999 employees):

  • Annual: $1000
  • 2-years: $1900
  • 3-years: $2700

Large Organizations (1000–9999 employees):

  • Annual: $2000
  • 2-years: $3800
  • 3-years: $5400

Very Large Organizations (10000+ employees):

  • Annual: $4000
  • 2-years: $7600
  • 3-years: $10800

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: $100
  • Foreign: $120

Individual Membership Application