American Water Resources Association
The Southern Illinois University student chapter of American Water Resources Association (AWRA) strives to provide opportunities for development of professional and academic interests in the field of water resources, and to provide information to the community at large. The group works toward this goal by hosting speakers in the water resources arena, delivering watershed education programs to grade school and junior high students, volunteering for local natural and water resources community activities, and recreating in local wetlands and streams.
Club Motto/Theme: "To provide for the development of professional and academic interests in the field of water resources, and to provide information to the community at large"
The American Water Resources organization recently named the SIUC group as its most "Outstanding Student Chapter" in country. Dr. Karl Williard, Professor of Forestry, said the club's success stems from the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment from club members. Each year, the club plans several hands-on projects throughout the year. Williard states, "They've spent a lot of time performing watershed education programs with middle school students, Girls Scouts, and the community at large... This has provided some great hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate students who are interested in water resources management."
- "Water Resources Association Honors Student Group" [Saluki Times, 09/06/2011]
- President: Amanda Nelson
- Vice President: Kristen Pitts
- Secretary/Treasurer: Alex Eade
Regular meetings are scheduled throughout the semester. Check the club board near Room 187 in the Agricultural Building for additional information.
Events and Activities:
The SIUC Chapter of AWRA takes part in several events throughout the year. Some of the events include:
- Fundraising for Intra-agency Networking Opportunities and Hydrophilanthropy Causes
- Service Projects such as trash pickups and sewer stenciling projects
- Educational outreach opportunities like Girl Scout badge workshops and documentary screenings on campus
- Fun activities like canoe trips, lakeside cookouts, and a photography contest
- Expanding Your Horizons educational workshop
- Piles Fork Water Quality Monitoring - Adopt a Stream
- Stream Cleanups
- Hosting professional speakers
- Canoe the Cache
If you would like additional information about the American Water Resources Association, please contact: