About SWS

A message for the 2020 SWS from the organizing committee president

Water affects all sectors. It irrigates crops, provides habitat for wildlife, quenches thirst, produces energy, supports economic growth, has religious significance, and inspires the arts. As a flow resource that impacts the interconnected cultural, economic, and environmental facets of life with rippling effects, we must address the growing demands and challenges facing this vital resource.

The Student Water Symposium is an annual student organized event established in 2018 At the SWS:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines can share their research and collaborate on water resources issues.
  • Our publicly accessible venue brings together the campus and greater Flagstaff community to engage in important discussions about water.
  • Keynote speakers, film screenings, and panel discussions cover topics of current concern on the water planet.
  • Students receive feedback on presentation techniques and content from water professionals who volunteer their expertise and time.

We aim to encourage NAU students to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative solutions to water related problems, both while at the university and in the professional world.

The Student Water Symposium Committee organizes, schedules, and seeks funding opportunities for the event in collaboration with the faculty advisor, Dr. Denielle Perry.

Would you like to be an evaluator, sponsor, or get involved in another way? Have questions? Email us at: nausws@gmail.com

Submit an abstract by April 6th, 2020 HERE