Past Conferences and Workshops

Exploring Microplastics Symposium: Understanding Impacts, Solutions, and Policies

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Join the Exploring Microplastics Symposium Online! Dive into the world of microplastics with the Water Resources Research Center’s upcoming symposium titled "Exploring Microplastics: Impacts, Solutions, and Policy Perspectives". This event features a team of esteemed experts who will explore the multifaceted issues of microplastic pollution from their origins to their final destinations.

2023 UMass Water Academy: Institute in Drinking Water Treatment

Monday, August 21, 2023 - 8:00am to Wednesday, August 23, 2023 - 5:00pm
This course will present the fundamentals of drinking water treatment processes, new developments in drinking water treatment, apply course materials to existing and proposed drinking water requirements, and illustrate applications of principles and practice using pilot scale plant and full scale plant case studies.

Sustainathon 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Held at the Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in Springfield, Mass., the Sustainathon 2023 is an educational event to unite STCC students, UMass students, local high school students, and the community to celebrate Earth Day 2023.

Water Utility for the Future

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00am
The MIT Water Club and its sponsors are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of the MIT Water Summit, a gathering of not only students and faculty from MIT and the greater Boston area, but also leaders from industry, finance, government, and academia to explore current problems and potential solutions surrounding water resources. Students from UMass are cordially invited to participate. This year the Summit will focus on political, financial, and technological issues surrounding the future of water utilities around the globe.

Restoring Water Cycles to Reverse Global Warming

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00am
Water and its remarkable physical properties make life on earth possible. In this conference we will pay particular attention to water’s role in regulating climate through its capacity to store, move and transfer more heat than any other natural compound. Water is a planetary thermostat, and even with elevated greenhouse gases in the atmosphere it can cool the biosphere and address destructive feedback loops in the climate system.

Water, Society, & Politics Workshop

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 9:00pm
The College of Natural Sciences and the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center kicks off the first day of the New England Graduate Student Water Symposium by presenting the worksop entitled "Water, Society, & Politics", to be followed by a dinner celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center.

Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 8:00am to Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:00pm
Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management Mid-September Registration opens. 1 November 2014 Abstract submission deadline. 1 December 2014 Abstract notifications. Last day for student travel requests. 15 December 2014 Early bird registration ends. 2 March 2015 Conference begins. Program and Proceedings distributed. 6 March 2015 Conference concludes. Last day for submitting papers/ extended abstracts

Blue, Green, Grey Water in Agriculture

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:00am to Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:00am
Water problems pose interdisciplinary challenges as evidenced by the tremendous diversity of interests within the three organizations sponsoring this conference, UCOWR, NIWR, and CUAHSI. This conference was unique because it is both a scientific conference and an exploration of how universities organize themselves to meet societal goals concerning water resources. A central theme addressed was: How does university water research contribute to solving societal challenges? Leading water managers, educators, researchers, and other professionals from across the country gathered at the first joint conference of these national organizations to address some of the most compelling and important challenges facing our profession.

Current Stormwater Concerns and Solutions Workshop

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
The goal of this workshop was to link researchers, practitioners, and policymakers with and among each other to identify challenges, opportunities, and next steps within the context of stormwater in our region. We are currently compiling notes from the Next Steps session and the list of participants interested in being part of a working group to explore those next steps.

Tufts Water Symposium

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: The Future of Water and Food Production. Students, academics, and professionals in the greater Boston area and across the nation from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors will join us to explore the various complex and interlinking factors of water and agriculture throughout developed and developing nations. The WSSS Symposium is organized by the Tufts University Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program in collaboration with the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please join us for a day of interesting panels, lively conversation, and networking with prominent water experts across the nation.

Green Infrastructure Workshop

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
The Water Infrastructure Capacity Building Team is planning a Green Infrastructure Workshop for Sustainable Communities grantees in Amherst, MA on December 6, 2012. This is an invitation-only event specially designed for New England grantees who elected to be part of the water cohort for technical assistance, including Franklin Regional Council of Governments.