The Annual Symposium



Thanks to all who attended the 2014 symposium! Information about the 2015 symposium will be available next spring. In the meantime you can still visit the 2014 symposium website here for resources and information.



One of the program requirements for students in the WSSS program is to participate in the planning and execution of the annual WSSS symposium. The symposium is traditionally organized and executed under the leadership of students in their second year of the program.


The annual symposium has been an integral part of the WSSS program since 2010. Each symposium since has featured a specific aspect of water issues in the world as a theme, around which speakers and presenters organize their material. The theme for the recent 2013 symposium, for example, was "Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: The Future of Water and Food Production."


Students that do research projects as part of the R Track of the program present their research at the symposium. In addition, the symposium features speakers and presenters from public, private, and non-governmental sectors, as well as panel discussions and networking opportunities.


Since 2012, the symposium has been jointly organized by WSSS students and the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


More about past symposia >>