The 2013 Water Research Symposium was a great success!

  • We had over 100 attendees from 5 universities and over a dozen organizations.
  • We had 44 student presenters, with prizes awarded to the top oral and poster presenters. Click here to see the winners!
  • Copies of the oral and poster presentation materials can be seen here.
  • And click here to see photos from the symposium!

Please check back for more information about the 2014 Water Research Symposium!

Symposium Details:
  • What: The Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University is a one-day conference highlighting the variety of outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management. Oregon graduate and undergraduate students conducting water-related research are invited to present oral or poster presentations about their proposed, ongoing, or completed research. Anyone interested in water resources is encouraged to attend. This will be the single greatest opportunity of the year for the exchange of knowledge and ideas among students, University faculty, staff, and local professionals in Oregon working in water resources. Check out an article written by an OSU student about the 2012 WRS
  • When: May 13th, 2013, 8:30am to 7:00pm (schedule)
  • Where: CH2M HILL Alumni Center (map)
  • Who: Oregon graduate and undergraduate students are invited to present their proposed, ongoing, or completed research in any water-related field. Anyone who has an interest in water resources and the outstanding research being done by students from the region's universities is encouraged to attend.

Check out the Schedule & Abstract Book

NEW! Lunchtime Panel on Pursuing or Starting Graduate School

Considering applying to graduate school to study water? Have questions on the application process, what life is like for a graduate student, or whether to go for a Masters or PhD?

Come to the lunchtime panel at the Symposium to hear from and pose questions to current graduate students studying water from various disciplines, degree programs and universities about their experiences.

The panel is geared towards undergraduates or others in the community considering graduate school in the future (whether that be in two years or many years down the road). Current graduates from different disciplines related to water and multiple Oregon universities will offer insights from their experiences and answer questions about searching for and applying to the right program and then transitioning into life as a graduate student.

The panel will be held during the Symposium from 12:15-1:15 in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom

Although Registration has closed, we still have room for attendees who wish to attend the panel discussion. No pre-registration is required; simply bring your lunch and join us at 12:15!

NEW! Carpooling spreadsheet set up for Symposium

The Hydrophiles encourage all attendees to use alternative modes of transportation including biking, carpooling or mass transit.  If you are driving or looking for a ride to Corvallis for the Symposium, please sign up on our online spreadsheet to coordinate carpooling.

Coordinating and Supporting Organizations:

This Symposium is being convened by Oregon State University Hydrophiles, a multi-disciplinary student organization that seeks to provide a forum for academic, professional, and social interaction among students, faculty, and others who share an interest in water resources.. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Symposium sponsors:

  • The Institute for Water and Watersheds 
  • Water Resources Graduate Program at OSU
  • Ann Campana Judge Foundation
  • WEST Consultants, Inc.
  • WSI
  • In-Situ Inc.

These sponsors have made it possible to offer the Symposium free of charge. Learn more about these organizations by clicking on their logos below. 

Major support for the Water Research Symposium has been generously provided by the Institute for Water & Watersheds, Oregon's federally-designated water resources research institute.

Columbia Sponsors:



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Santiam Sponsors:



Please check back for more information about the 2014 Water Research Symposium!