Welcome to the home page of the award-winning UW Chapter of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA).

The American Water Resources Association is a national organization whose mission is "to promote understanding of water resources and related issues by providing a multidisciplinary forum for education, professional development and information exchange." Professionals in Washington State participate in AWRA with their own State Chapter. The UW Student Chapter is supported by the State Chapter, and acts as a bridge between students and professionals working in water related fields, including frequent mixers and fellowships.

The primary objective of the UW Student Chapter is to draw together students that are interested in water resources and related issues. The Student Chapter is open to all colleges and departments of the UW. Our strength lies in the interdisciplinary communication that we can provide, and we encourage people from all fields to come and participate. The interaction among students is facilitated by events sponsored by the Student Chapter, so we invite you to come join us on any and all of these occasions and see what we're all about.

What we do

The UW Student Chapter's Winter 2017 Mixer at University of Washington

The UW Student Chapter's 2013 tour of the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, source of Seattle's drinking water.

AWRA finds common ground in water resources for students and faculty in all of the science, engineering, and management departments on campus. Please join us! We are an interdisciplinary group of students from such departments as urban planning, civil and environmental engineering, forestry, fisheries, marine affairs, public health and geography. Opportunities and benefits of membership include:

  • Seminars with topical guest speakers and presentations.
  • Water-related environmental stewardship projects.
  • Internships, scholarships, and cooperative work experiences.
  • Educational outreach activities.
  • Opportunities to meet students and professionals from a variety of water-related fields.
  • Membership in the AWRA Washington State Section, including the bimonthly newsletter, dinner meeting discussions, and involvement with the Fall Conference in Seattle.
  • See our events page for information about upcoming activities, and consider joining our chapter!

    News and Upcoming Events

    AWRA Spring Networking Event Tuesday, May 23rd, 6pm-8pm