The Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Universities Council on Water Resources are offering UMass Amherst one graduate student scholarship to attend the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference 2018 in Las Vegas, October 3-5, 2018. SNWA has partnered with UCOWR the past three years to promote their conference to graduate students in UCOWR member institutions.
To facilitate student attendance, WSI is funding 20 graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) student scholarships to participate in their conference. The scholarship will pay for the students a) full conference registration, b) registration for one pre-conference workshop or post-conference technical tour, c) three nights lodging at the conference hotel, d) up to $500 reimbursement for round trip airfare including luggage fees or up to $250 reimbursement for use of a personal vehicle for travel, and e) $100 prepaid Visa card to assist with meals and miscellaneous expenses. Students will be responsible for their own local transit, parking, and meals. Recipients will be reimbursed for travel by check at the conference.
We are seeking graduate students with research, experience, or interest in the areas of water demand management, water supply, and water conservation. Selected students are required to present a poster of their research. Four scholarship recipients selected by UCOWR and SNWA will be given the opportunity to make oral presentations.
Please email wrrc[at]umass[dot]edu by April 17, 2018 if you would like to receive a graduate student scholarship. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation slot, SNWA will need a 300 word maximum abstract submitted by May 28, 2018.