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Water and Environment Student Talks
June 11 - June 12
JUNE 11 – 12, 2018 THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER
It is with great excitement that we announce the 5th annual Water and Environment Student Talks (WEST), a water conference for students and young professionals in the Pacific Northwest.
WEST CASCADES: Water in Cycles will stimulate discussions on the various stages that water goes through as we use it and will include topics like water reclamation and resource recovery from water and wastewater.
GOALS AND BENEFITS The goals of the conference are to strengthen connections between students and young professionals working in the broad field of Environmental Engineering and to create opportunities for participants to gain recognition for their research and project work. This affordable conference will be a platform for communicating ideas, sharing perspectives on water and environment related topics, and exposing participants to regional and global issues.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, are encouraged to share their research and projects by submitting a presentation that deals with water and environment related issues. The presentations can have one of three formats: PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 seconds each), long (15 minutes) or poster and should fall under one of the following categories: 1. Treatment: wastewater, drinking water, storm water; 2. Water in the Environment: hydrogeology, oceanography, agriculture; 3. Policy Matters: regulations, sociology, environmental law, conservation; 4. Water and sustainability: energy, environmental impact, climate change, urban development. The presentations will be judged and the winner will get a cash prize of several hundred dollars. The abstracts can be submitted online at www.west-conference.ubc.ca.
Abstract submission deadline: April 6, 2018
Registration opens: March 1, 2018
Conference dates: June 11 and 12, 2018
OTHER INQUIRIES For more information, or to inquire about sponsorship, please visit www.west-conference.ubc.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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