Dr. Gerald J. Kauffman
Director, University of Delaware Water Resources Center (UDWRC)
Associate Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration
Dear UCOWR Members,
I am delighted and proud to be installed as the President of UCOWR at our joint conference with NIWR in Ft. Collins in June 2023. I am following in the footsteps of President Bridget Guerrero who set a wonderful example for me and the members of the Board on how to be a President. Thank you Bridget! UCOWR is a 60 year old consortium of close to 70 water research and education institutions of higher learning in North America who are uniquely positioned to address the water issues of the day. And if you look at the front pages of any newspaper you will see national headlines that concern water whether it be drought, flood, climate, or wildfires. We’ll look to our UCOWR universities to educate our students and conduct research to provide solutions to these national and indeed international water problems which are some of the toughest challenges in society. I’m looking forward to working with the UCOWR Board and membership as we go into 2024 and hoping to see you at the joint 60th anniversary conference of UCOWR, NIWR, and AWRA in September 2024. See you in St. Louis!