Water affects all sectors. It irrigates crops, provides habitat for fish and wildlife, quenches thirst, produces energy, supports economic growth, has religious significance, and inspires the arts. As a flow resource that impacts the interconnected social, 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 spring 2018 to coincide with Earth Week. At the SWS:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to share their research and collaborate on water resources issues.
  • Our publicly accessible venue enables the campus and greater Flagstaff community to engage in important discussions about water.
  • Keynote speakers and panel discussions cover topics of current concern in the water world.
  • Students gain feedback on presentation techniques and content from community and campus professional evaluators who volunteer their expertise and time.

It is the hope of this organization 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 March  28th, 2020 HERE

                    Campus maps can be found here

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