Events Archive

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.

  • Location: The Sheraton Seattle Hotel
  • Meeting website: Click here

  • 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] 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.

  • Transportation: Carpools will be organized to/from Green Lake Park and Ride (6601 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115)
  • Time: 8:15 am - 1:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Bring: Good shoes (hiking boots or sneakers) and wear appropriate clothing for the weather (rain gear, extra layers, warm jackets, sun hats, sunscreen etc.). Also bring water and a snack/lunch if you wish. Cameras and binoculars are a good idea as well
  • 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.

  • Place: EEB 105
  • Time: 7:00-8:45 PM
  • Cost: Free

  • 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.

  • Location: Mercer Island Community and Events Center
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Cost: Free for students
  • 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.

  • Location: UW HUB, Lyceum Room
  • Time: 9:00 - 5:30
  • Interested in presenting your research? The call for papers ends on April 16 at 5pm! Submit an abstract of your presentation to

    [Click here for PDF flyer]

    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.

  • Location: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall, Rm 207
  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • FOOD & beverages will be provided
  • 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.

  • Location: EEB 303
  • Time: 12:30 - 1:30
  • [Click here for PDF flyer]

    Questions? Contact Christina Curtis (christinacurt [at symbol]

    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!

  • Featured Speaker: Bob Freitag, CFM
  • Presentation: Superstorm Sandy: Current Issues in Emergency Management
  • Speaker Bio: Mr. Freitag is the director of the Institute for Hazard Mitigation Planning and Research and Affiliate Faculty at the University of Washington
  • Time: 6:00-8:30 pm; Place: UW Waterfront Activities Center

    Please RSVP here

    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.

  • Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Place: The College Inn Pub
  • 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.

    • Time: 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Location: Electrical Engineering Building (EEB), Room 105
    • Cost: Free!

    Here is a short clip from the documentary:

    Sound & Vision: TOXIC RUNOFF | CSOs in PUGET SOUND from eric becker on Vimeo.

    More Info: Sound and Vision is a film by Eric Becker, produced by We Are Shouting. The film was made for People for Puget Sound. You can read more about the film here.

    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".

  • Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Place: The Event Space, 203 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma
  • Cost: Free for students
  • 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.

  • Free pizza and beverages will be served!
  • Time: 12:30-1:30 pm; Place: Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall