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Welcome to the Water Resources Graduate Program

Gail Louise Achterman Scholarship 

The Water Resources Graduate Program, the OSU Institute for Water and Watersheds and Institute for Natural Resources, Deschutes River Conservancy , and Ecosystem Economics  LLC ,  invite applications annually for the Gail Louise Achterman Scholarship.

2013 Recipient - Owen McMurtrey




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Water Research Symposium at Oregon State University, a one-day conference highlighting outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management. Current graduate and undergraduate students in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho conducting water-related research are invited to submit abstracts to give an oral or poster presentation about their proposed, ongoing, or completed research. Anyone interested in water resources is encouraged to attend. The symposium is an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas among students, university faculty, staff, and local professionals in Oregon working in water resources. 

WHEN: Monday, May 12th 2014 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.  The symposium program will be posted by April 21st.

WHERE: CH2M Hill Alumni Center (map)

WHO: The symposium is a great opportunity for students to network with other students and with water resources professionals.  It's also a great opportunity for faculty, staff, water resources professionals, and anyone else interested in water-related topics to learn more about the research happening in the field.  The symposium is open to the public and everyone interested in water resources issues is welcome to register and attend. In addition to registering, students who wish to present their research must also submit an abstract. All attendees (including presenters) must complete the registration form; however, student presenters must also submit an abstract.

Please review the links below for more information. If you have specific questions not addressed on this website, please feel free to contact the Symposium Planning Committee at You can also receive regular updates by indicating you are "going" to the symposium on our Facebook page.

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Water resources are central to Oregon's well-being and development, and OSU is the state's flagship university for training water professionals with a rich roster of faculty and courses already in place.

The Water Resources Program at Oregon State University awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and brings together faculty and students from six colleges and multiple departments. The Program includes core requirements for all students with additional work concentrated in specific degree programs in:

Students will draw from a set of existing OSU courses covering engineering approaches, watershed processes, and/or water resources management and policy.

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