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2017 NWRA Annual Conference
2018 NWRA Annual Conference - February 26 - March 1, 2018
The deadline for abstract submission is December 8, 2017.
Congratulations to the 2017 Student Poster Winners
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $250
3rd Place - $100
4th Place - $50
5th Place - $25
“Nevada is a unique state due to the robustness of its water law and its arid climate. The professionals with NWRA are at the forefront of their industry. There is so much to be learned no matter where you may end up when you are finished with your degree. Take advantage of the connections and opportunities that NWRA can provide, it is one of the greatest benefits of being at a hydro program in Nevada.”
Brian Anderson, UNR
2017 NWRA Scholarship Winners
Nicole Furtaw and Chao Chen
2017 Clare Mahannah Scholarship Winner
Mary Kate Stewart
Clare Mahannah Memorial $1,000 Scholarship
Clare Mahannah, a pioneer in rural Nevada water resource issues and longtime member of the Nevada Water Resources Association, passed away on February 7, 2007, after a long battle with colon cancer. Clare left behind him a legacy in rural Nevada water resources issues. In honor of Clare’s memory, the NWRA is honored to assist with the Clare Mahannah Scholarship, which is funded by sponsors who wish to honor Clare’s legacy and recognize intelligent individuals pursuing a career in rural Nevada water resources. The scholarship assists the serious student with degree completion. The scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Nevada university or community college. Qualified students must be pursuing a degree in the field of water resources.
NWRA Annual $1,000 Scholarships
Every year the Nevada Water Resources Association provides two $1,000 scholarships to assist the serious student with degree completion. Scholarships are awarded to students attending a Nevada university or community college. One scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate and one is awarded to a graduate student. Qualified students must be pursuing a degree in the field of water resources.
“NWRA provides students and young professionals with abundant opportunities to grow and create a network of connections. The professional relationships I’ve established are extremely valuable as I begin my career in Nevada water resources."
Lydia Peri, Student Member
“Active attendance at the NWRA annual conference has helped me see the different professions and organizations involved with water resources in Nevada and surrounding states. As a student looking to start a career in this sector, seeing the variety of professions in water resources industry has given me a better picture of what options I have to start with, and where I could go as my career advances. There are not very many opportunities a student has to see a snapshot of the entire spectrum of a potential career field, and thus the conference has provided me a lot of opportunities to evaluate what goals I have as a current/future water professional.”
“I have found many people I have met to be very approachable and very willing to help students. Also take advantage of as many NWRA opportunities as you can. They are exceptional and these types of chances will not come around as often when you are not a student.”
Brian Anderson, UNR
NWRA-UNR STUDENTS AT CASTLE LAKE RESEARCH STATION
In April of 2015 the NWRA-UNR Student Chapter traveled to the Castle Lake Research station, located in Northern California. Castle Lake is the longest running mountain lake research program in North America and directed by UNR's Dr. Sudeep Chandra. NWRA students assisted scientists from Dr. Chandra's lab group with the annual spring sampling campaign, which included fish sampling, run-off sampling, water quality analysis, and research station maintenance. The research and monitoring program at Castle Lake provides a long-term perspective on food web interactions, ecosystem production, fish stocking regimes, and nutrient cycling in sub-alpine lakes. This is the third consecutive year the NWRA student club has traveled to Castle Lake. It's a great opportunity for students to gain experience with field work and learn about a complex watershed basin which ultimately feeds the Lake Shasta reservoir.
Header photo by NWRA-UNR Students
NWRA Board of Directors is Pleased to Welcome your New Student Representatives:
Black Rock Desert Springs Tour in Nov. 2016