Upcoming events in Summer 2013
August 12 - 16: ICOLD 2013
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is holding their annual meeting in Seattle in summer 2013. This meeting is of international significance, and delegates from around the world will be attending. This is an outstanding opportunity for students interested in hydropower to learn from and network with professionals.
Interested in attending for free? A limited number of volunteer positions are available that provide varying levels of free admission to the conference. Contact Mark Raleigh (mraleig1 [at symbol] uw.edu) to inquire.
Upcoming events in Spring 2013
Saturday May 18: Cedar River Watershed Field Trip
The AWRA chapter is organizing a field trip to the Cedar River Watershed, Seattle's main water supply. It is a protected watershed with limited public access, so this is a unique understanding to learn about watershed management in our backyard. We will take an interpretive tour with Pierre LaBarge, a naturalist at Seattle Public Utilities, into the mountainous river-fed watershed. See the source of your tap water and learn the history of this protected watershed. The tour is 3 hours, and the group will depart at 8:15am, and return to Seattle around 1:30pm. There will be some light hiking involved.
RSVP [click here] Note: Space is limited!
Thursday May 9: Documentary Screening: Last Call at the Oasis
Join UW-AWRA for a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis! Developed, financed and executive produced by the company responsible for An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc. and Waiting for "Superman", Last Call at the Oasis presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century.
Wednesday May 8: 2nd Annual Joint AWRA-WHS Meeting
The WA State AWRA chapter and Washington Hydrologic Society are holding their second annual dinner meeting. Jennifer Holderman (Dept of Ecology) will present "Update on Department of Ecology Water Resources Program including a discussion of the Legislative Session and the Budget". Food and drinks will be provided.
You must RSVP: [click here],
Tuesday, April 30: UW Water Symposium
The annual UW Water Symposium brings exposure to research from regional water scientists and engineers for a day of learning, discussions, and fun! It is free and open to the public, but you must register on the event website.
Interested in presenting your research? The call for papers ends on April 16 at 5pm! Submit an abstract of your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 11: AWRA Speed Networking
The AWRA student chapter is hosting a Speed Networking event with local water resources professionals. Networking is an important skill that you need to start practicing now in order to land a good job and succeed in your career. This is a great place for you to learn more about what it's like to work in the water resources industry and get to know professional members on a one-on-one basis.
Please RSVP here
Thursday, April 4: Golder and Associates Lunch and Learn
The AWRA is hosting a Lunch and Learn with Golder Associates. They employ a broad spectrum of engineers in water resources and natural resources management. The lunch is free and it's a good way for students to get to know a potential future employer.
Questions? Contact Christina Curtis (christinacurt [at symbol] gmail.com).
Events for Winter 2013
Tuesday, January 29: Annual UW Student/State Mixer
Meet water resources professionals from around the state! Dinner and refreshments will be served. As always, this is an outstanding opportunity to network with potential employers!
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm; Place: UW Waterfront Activities Center
Events for Fall 2012
Friday, December 14: End of Quarter Happy Hour
Please join us for a happy hour celebrating the end of the quarter! We'll also discuss upcoming AWRA events such as the Winter Mixer. This is a great chance to participate in planning or proposing future events.
Thursday, November 29: Sound and Vision documentary viewing
Come watch a documentary about the state of Puget Sound and the environmental issues that need to be addressed to restore the Sound. Told from the perspective of those who are working to protect the Sound, this documentary will open your eyes to what lies under our water. This is a rare opportunity to watch a spectacular documentary about water issues in Seattle's backyard.
Here is a short clip from the documentary:
Thursday, October 25: AWRA-WA Monthly Dinner Meeting
This is an outstanding opportunity for students to meet the professional chapter and network, get a free dinner, plus hear an interesting presentation. This month's presenter is Michael Gallagher from the Department of Ecology, and his talk is entitled "Lacey-Olympia-Yelm Water Rights - An Example for the Future Procurement of Municipal Water Supplies".
For more information, please visit the AWRA-WA event page
Thursday, October 4: Fall Kick-off Meeting
This is a great event to learn about student involvement in AWRA activities, the AWRA fellowship, current student research, and interdisciplinary perspectives on water resources! We will also hold a planning session for this year's activities, and discuss officer elections.
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm; Place: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall