Partial reimburse for accommodation and transportation.
Money prizes for best presentation, elected by the audience, at the end of each session.
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The Water and Environment Student Talks, also known as WEST, is an interdisciplinary conference organized by students for students and young professionals whose work relates to the water sphere. An annual event that started in 2014, WEST hosts speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations over two or three days every June to highlight current water issues and the latest water developments.
Graduate, undergraduate, and young professionals are encouraged to consider the large scale implications of their research and submit a poster presentation under one of the following categories:
1. Water Treatment: wastewater, drinking water, storm water
2. Water and the Environment: hydrogeology, oceanography, agriculture
3. Water Policy Matters: regulations, sociology, environmental law, conservation
4. Water and Sustainability: energy, environmental impact, climate change, urban development
Our WEST 2019 Theme – “Headwaters: Convergence of Streams in Water Research”
This year we will ask conference presenters and delegates to relate their research and professional experiences to make connections between different sectors of research. We will explore the state of water research and issues facing the Pacific Northwest region with consideration for global impacts. We present this year’s theme to allow delegates to expand their passion for water while also initiating positive change in our communities and abroad.
We hope to collaborate between many areas of water research, and impart learning and novelty to all in attendance. We’d like to tackle big questions such as: What emerging contaminants are threatening water safety? How can we tackle these emerging contaminants? How can we ensure safe drinking water for all? How can energy and nutrients found in wastewater be recovered? What are the limits of our capacity to quantify emerging issues? How do we develop research to answer these questions? As water professionals, how can we network among each other for effective, sustainable and affordable results?
Join us for WEST 2019 where we explore: Headwaters: Convergence of Streams