• About Us

    The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) was founded in 1964 as an expansion of the Universities Council on Hydrology.  UCOWR is an association of universities and organizations leading in education, research, and public service in water resources. UCOWR members and delegates are at the forefront of water resources related research and education, and represent various fields of natural and social science.


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Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education is now accepting general manuscript submissions for the yearly summer issue, beginning in 2016.   

A journal issue comprised of general water-related submissions will be published yearly in the JCWRE summer issue. Submissions for the August 2016 issue should be sent to Jackie Crim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 1, 2016. All articles are peer-reviewed. Please review the author instructions and review process for more information on publishing in JCWRE.


If your university or institution is a member, then so are you!
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For more info on becoming a member, click here.



Registration is open!  Online registration available here.


Abstract submission has closed.  


Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities are available.  Learn more here

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE  *Tentative - subject to change


The conference is being held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida.  A block of rooms has been reserved.  You are encouraged to book your room now.  Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.  The deadline for making reservations at the special group rate is Friday, May 20, 2016.  Learn more here.










TRAVEL INFORMATION (flights and shuttle service)


Thursday, June 23:  Gulf Islands National Seashore - Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve - guided walk, interpretive center and seining for marine life.  $15.00 registration fee. 


Wednesday, June 22, 6:00 a.m.  No registration required. 



Contact Melissa at the UCOWR headquarters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 618-536-7571.