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Thank you for another successful WEST Conference!
WEST 2021: Collaborating for our Water Future
Predicated on the understanding that solving the World’s future water challenges will necessitate multi-disciplinary collaborations, the 2021 WEST Conference aimed to foster global water conversations between researchers and water experts from diverse academic and culture backgrounds.
We are so very happy to have welcomed 250 participants from 25 countries. I hope that you learned something about a discipline new to you, and that you met someone whom you otherwise would not have.
Many thanks to all of our participants, keynote presenters, panelists and judges. Thank you to the University of British Columbia, UBC Future Waters and all of our sponsors for enabling us to put on this conference, free-of-charge, for participants. Finally, an especially big thank you to the WEST 2021 Organizing Committee whose work since September 2020 made possible this vision for the WEST Conference. I am so very excited to have been part of this team, and I’m excited to see where we can take this momentum and envision the 2022 WEST Conference.
Karl Zimmermann, WEST Conference Chair 2021
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.