Sponsored Events

The IWW maintains a calendar of the water-related events taking place across campus.  Checking the calendar is a good way to keep up to date on water seminars in departments across campus.  Events are also compiled in H2OSU, the campus water newsletter.

The IWW hosts several water-related seminar series and other regional events each year.

In the Fall, the IWW or the Water Resources Graduate Program sponsors a seminar series that usually has a water management focus.

In the Winter, the Hydrophiles water resources club or the Water Resources Graduate Program often sponsors a seminar series.  

In the Spring, Hydrophiles, various OSU departments, the IWW, and others sponsor a Spring Hydrology Seminar Series.

Throughout the year the IWW also sponsores various other events. Below is a list of past events and links to program materials.




  • 2013 Water Research Symposium - A one-day workshop highlighting the variety of outstanding student research in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management.  The event is co-sponsored by the IWW and the OSU Water Resources Graduate Program.


  • Spring 2013 Water Resources Seminar Series: Land, Water, & Atmosphere: the Next 50 Years, Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in ALS 4000, April 3rd to June 5th

  • Willamette Water 2100 Cyberseminars (seminars were recorded and can be viewed online)- 
    • Anne Nolin - Mountain Snowpack and Vegetation: Implications of Disturbance, Jan 11, 2013
    • Phil Mote - Development of Regional Climate Scenarios and Their Application to Willamette Water 2100, Jan 25
    • Andrew Plantinga - Land-use Models for Willamette Water 2100, Feb 8
    • Desiree Tullos - Flood Frequency and Water Scarcity in the Santiam Basin in a Changing Climate, March 1
    • Allison Danner - Will We Have to Change the Rules? The Implications of Climate Change for Reservoir Operations at Oregon's Cougar Dam, Thesis Defense, March 21
    • Naomi (Christina) Tague and Elizabeth Garcia, UCSB - Modeling ecohydrologic processes in mountain watersheds - Implications for the Willamete Watershed, April 26
    • Scott Wells - Willamette River Basin Hydrodynamic and Temperature Modeling, May 17
    • Stan Gregory - Potential Responses of Native and Non-native Fish Communities to Thermal Changes in the Willamette River, December 18


  • Fall 2012 - Water Resources Seminar Series.  Co-sponsored with the Water Resources Graduate Program.

  • Innovations in International Waters - Summer Session- Includes:
    • July 9 - Water Apartheid? The politics, practices and prospects of water provision in Mumbai, India by T.K. van Dijk, Amersterdam Institute of Social Science Research
    • July 11 - The Role of Science and Economics in the Murray Darling Basin Environmental Water Reforms by Dr. Jeff Conner, Sustainable Ecosystems Division of Natural Resource Economics and Decision Science Group, CSIRO, Australia.
  • 2012 Water Research Symposium (formerly Water Day), May 18, 2012 in the Memorial Union - A one-day conference that highlighted the variety of outstanding research projects being conducted by students at Oregon State University and other regional universities in the fields of water resources science, engineering, policy, and management.




  • Other special seminars and workshops in 2009:

  • January 22, 2009 3:30-5:00 p.m., MU 206. The Problem of Water: Misallocation and Mismanagement. Speaker: Gary D. Libecap, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor, Corporate Environmental Management, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, National Bureau of Economic Research Hoover Institution. Sponsored by the Institute for Water and Watersheds and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.


  • Other special seminars and events in 2008



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