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Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center’s (WRRC) 50th Anniversary

WRRC 50 year Logo
August 25, 2015

To help make one-half century of water research at the University of Massachusetts, the public is invited to attend WRRC’s 50th anniversary dinner and a weekend of water-related talks and presentations.  The dinner is Friday, September 11th, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall, UMass Amherst Campus. Although dinner is free, registration is required.

The weekend itinerary and the link to RSVP for the event are as follows:

Friday, September 11th

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall, UMass Amherst Campus

Dinner (on us) Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center


Two additional special events in celebration of this milestone:

Water, Society, & Politics Symposium

Friday, September 11th. 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall

RSVP here

Invited speakers -

  • Dr. Chris Sneddon, Dartmouth College, “Transforming the Mekong: Scientific Knowledge and Geopolitical Change, 1955 to 2015”
  • Dr. Kelli Larson, Arizona State University, “Risk Perceptions and Policy Attitudes:  Implications for Collaborative Water Governance"
  • Dr. Rebecca Lave, Indiana University Bloomington, “Marketing environmental science and management: Stream mitigation banking in the U.S."

Second Annual New England Graduate Student Water Symposium held on Saturday, September 12th, 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 13th, 2:00 p.m.

  • Keynote: Dr. Robert Hirsch, USGS Research Hydrologist and former Chief Hydrologist, “Coming to Grips with Hydrologic Change,” Saturday September 12th from 11:00 am  to 12:00 noon
  • Student technical presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Full Schedule

Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall, UMass Amherst Campus

Register ($50 for full weekend, keynote only email:

The Water Resources Research Center supports research, education, and outreach on water resources issues of state, regional, and national importance as part of the national system of institutes authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964. Established in 1965, the Center is now part of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Center encourages an interdisciplinary approach to resolving state and regional water problems and has involved the University system and many other Massachusetts colleges and universities in Center research. Click here for more information about the WRRC.


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