Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

New England Graduate Student Water Symposium a great success

Student Water Symposium Group photo

Run by a steering committee of four UMass Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate students, advised by Professor David Reckhow and with some support from WRRC, a three-day conference on water resources and technology took place on the UMass Amherst campus on September 12-14, 2014.

The event kicked off with a barbecue on the ELab-II's patio Friday night. Saturday was filled with keynote, technical and poster sessions and ended with a social dinner in town. More technical sessions followed on Sunday and the conference ended with a presentation from Jim Jensen of the University of Buffalo on oral presentations next steps for students.

Twenty-seven Institutions of Higher Learning were represented by students and some professors, and professionals attended as well to meet with potential future hires.

Fifty-nine posters were presented and 52 oral presentations were given in 10 sessions. The program can be found on the conference website  or

The conference was free of charge to students who also received complimentary room and board, thanks to our USGS grant and the generosity of sponsors Arcadis, Carollo, Clean Membranes, and Environmental Partners.