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Student World Water Forum

Promote conversation between water science experts and the public

13th Annual SWWF Forum

November 17th & 18th 2016
Joe Crowley Student Union, The Great Room 402

Please Come Join Us To Learn About World Water Issues

This year's forum is an event organized for students, by students. The SWWF is committed to providing opportunities for graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, across all disciplines. Students will present insights on a variety of water-related issues. It is our hope that this conference will act as a catalyst for future water initiatives and activities in our community and around the world.

Program Guide

To download the complete program for this year's forum use this link to open a PDF version

Poster Presentations

For a entire schedule of posters being presented use this link to open a PDF version.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Paul Trawick
Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University

“Moving the world toward sustainability: Principles gleaned from ‘real-world’ examples in water management.”
Friday, November 18 at 4:00 pm
Davidson Math and Science Center (DMSC)
Nell J. Redfield Foundation Auditorium

For more information - seminar flyer

About SWWF


Water is humankind's most essential resource and influences all aspects of life on the planet. The Student World Water Forum has been a student organized event since 2003, committed to providing opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines to share ideas and collaborate with others on water resource issues. It also serves as a venue for students to gain professional public speaking experience as well as advice on presentation techniques and styles by evaluators from the professional community. It is our hope that this conference will act as a catalyst for future initiatives and activities on water in our community and around the globe.

Get Involved


  • All disciplines welcome to present
  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Join the organizing committee
  • Oral or poster presentations are encouraged

Why Participate?

  • Receive course credits by joining the organization committee or taking selective courses:
    • NRES/GEOG 400/600 International issues for water development
    • NRES/GEOG 782 Hydrogeology seminar
  • Gain conference experience / resume builder
  • Create professional networks


  • Professionals from University of Nevada, Reno and the community are encouraged to participate as evaluators for students presentations
  • Assist SWWF through donations or by being a sponsor
  • Support University students by attending presentations


Student World Water Forum
Attention: Kate Berry, Ph.D.
Mackay Science Bldg., room 302
Mail Stop 0154
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557