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Call for Posters, Registrants for 2017 USU Spring Runoff Conference

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

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'Data-driven Water Management for an Uncertain Future' is the theme for USU’s 2017 Spring Runoff Conference March 28-29. All are invited.

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This year's conference is held in conjunction with the March 29 J. Paul Riley American Water Resources Association Utah Section Student Paper Scholarship Competition. Paper submission deadline is March 13, 2017.

The Utah State University Water Initiative hosts its annual Spring Runoff Conference March 28-29 at the university’s Eccles Conference Center. “Data-driven Water Management for an Uncertain Future” is the theme for the 2017 gathering.

“We welcome participation from every college at USU,” says Nancy Mesner, professor in USU’s Department of Watershed Sciences and conference coordinator. “The purpose of the conference is to share diverse water research across disciplinary boundaries.”

Conference topics include water science, ecology, policy, engineering and management.

Student participation in the gathering is $25 for two days or $15 for one day. Cost to professionals is $75 for both days or $40 for one day. Discounts are offered for conference attendees who register by March 19. Online registration is available at the conference website

Research posters are also invited for the conference’s two-minute “lightning talks” during the main session and evening poster session at the Logan Country Club. Submissions are invited from undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and professionals involved in water-related research. Submissions can be made online and are due by Friday, March 3.

This year’s gathering is held in conjunction with the March 29 J. Paul Riley American Water Resources Association Utah Section Student Paper Competition. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit papers for the scholarship competition. Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 13. For competition requirements, contact David Rosenberg at; 435-797-8689.

The USU Water Initiative is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the university’s Utah Water Research Laboratory, the USU Ecology Center, the colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, Agriculture and the Quinney College of Natural Resources and the Huntsman School of Business. Established in 2003, the initiative fosters collegial sharing of water-related research and ideas throughout the campus and community.

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USU Water Initiative 

Contact: Nancy Mesner, 435-797-7541,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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