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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

#172—April 2021

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UCOWR News & Announcements

Sticky:2021 Plenary Speaker Line-up

March 12, 2021 – Conference, Events

Meet our guest speakers. We have an exciting slate of plenary speakers for the 2021 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Water Resources Conference! Their bios, photos, and links to even more information about each of them is available now.  Just click the link below. PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Sticky:Free Webinar Discussion March 10th!

February 23, 2021 – Events, General

Overcoming Challenges to International Research and Teaching Collaborations Between Universities You are invited to participate in a discussion facilitated by authors from JCWRE’s Special Issue on Challenges and Opportunities of International University Partnerships to Support Water Management. Many universities in the US have been moving towards developing international research and teaching collaborations with other universities, […]

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A Conversation with Dr. Sharon Megdal

June 24, 2020 – Events, General

UCOWR talks with Megdal about networking, professional development, and her upcoming AWRA webinar: Developing Pathways to Solutions to Wicked Water Problems   Your plenary talk for the cancelled 2020 UCOWR/NIWR Conference was to address the power of networking in bridging the academic and applied dimensions of water resources.  How have you used networking to bridge […]

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UCOWR President 2020 - 2021

2020-2021 UCOWR Board President Jonathan Yoder

Dr. Jonathan Yoder is the Director of the State of Washington Water Research Center and Distinguished Professor for Sustainable Development in the School of Economic Sciences at Washington State University. The UCOWR community is excited to welcome him as the current year President of our Board of Directors and have appreciated his ongoing engagement as a UCOWR delegate and UCOWR Board member over the years. Read Dr. Yoder's welcome message here.

In the Spotlight

November 2020 Spotlight—Dr. Lucas Gregory and the Texas Water Research Institute

Texas is a state of diverse landscapes and climates where the majority of land is privately owned and the population is increasingly urbanized. This presents challenges when discussing water and land resource management. Dr. Lucas Gregory and other Texas Water Resources Institute extension researchers and educators, several of whom grew up on Texas farms and ranches, recognize the need for pragmatic approaches that landowners can implement without undue burden.

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